personal growth

A-Z HEALTH

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H-H-HAZELNUTS

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In the nut family, hazelnuts contain the highest of vitamin E content, are 65% unsaturated fat, and are a good source of protein. They are high in most minerals; calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and potassium, zinc and selenium, and have a good B vitamin content.

So how are hazelnuts good for you? Lets start with fiber. You know, the gut loving, quality-life giving element of food we have all come to love, accept and understand. Fibre, in review, helps with our bowel transit times, helps keep the intestinal tract clean and clear, and improves overall digestion.  When digestion is functioning at full capacity, so can all other body systems be.

Vitamin E is a skin loving vitamin. Not just the skin on your face. Yes, it's great for the complexion. It's also good for tissue in the body such as cardiac muscle. Yes, hazelnuts are heart healthy! Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant helping our bodies combat free radicals. Our cells in our blood stream and walls of our blood vessels need protection from free radicals. Vitamin E, found in hazelnuts can help with this task, thus contributing to overall health.

The calcium found in these nuts are supportive to bone health, and strong teeth. Other minerals, such as zinc and selenium are supportive to thyroid health. Magnesium, can help relax muscle tension and aid sleep. The iron source is great for men and women, and should be loved by vegetarians as an alternative to meat.

Hazelnuts have a good source of B vitamins for those looking for new sources. B vitamins are the "anti stress" relief many of us are looking for.

Protein, healthy fat and fibre, all contribute to healthy growth and maintenance of tissues during all stages of life. So the next time you are thinking about fueling up on nuts, throw some hazels in the mix!

 

#ESMEINK : "August Awakening" Day 28

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{AUGUST MOON}

This is a delayed posting - but still words beautiful to digest....

This full moon seems full of forward momentum. While just a couple of weeks ago, I felt that things within me and around me were moving at a slow pace, that has quickly changed. I'm seeing through a new window. It is clean and clear. I have realized where I need to make some changes in order to progress. Sometimes I just have to take a leap of faith, and trust that making a change will serve me better. There is such a fiery ball of momentum within me. I've been planting soul seeds for the past couple of months in preparation of a beautiful harvest. This full moon, on August 18th can be a time of realization, awakening, rebellion, and seeing things from a new point of view. New understanding and directions. Big picture visioning. Taking risks, and diving into self expression is all a part of it. This is the perfect time to tackle any tasks and decisions I've been putting off. (like my basement spare room project, or small work projects.) Cheers to today, and the near future!

{Mantra}May my eyes be able to see,
And my ears be open to hear,
The beauty of all creation,
And the Spirit that brought me here.”

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#ESMEINK Journal Entry by Lise-Marie Johnson