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Authentic Product Pick: Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips

I have selected Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips as my Authentic Product Pick of the Day. I love that their chips are air-crisped under low heat, which helps them maintain the living enzymes while increasing their nutritional value. My favorite flavor is Pineapple Coconut. Yum! Kale is rich in vitamin A, C, K, and calcium. Have you tried these kale chips? What do you think?

Kale Chips

Juice of the Day: Beta-Carotene Blast

We all know that it’s important to include as many vitamins and minerals in our diet as possible. Beta-carotene is an important vitamin because it’s responsible for protecting our cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. It’s also promotes a healthy immune system and reproductive system. This juice is full of beta-carotene in addition to other health-promoting nutrients. The carrots in the juice have an enormous amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that work together to promote eye health. The cantaloupe promotes good heart health because it is an excellent source of potassium. Give this juice a try today!

Beta-Carotene Blast

  • 3 organic carrots
  • 1 – 2 C kale
  • 2 fresh apricots, pitted
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, cut in two

Using your juicer machine, process the above ingredients. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!

Authen-tip: Nutrition for Anemia

Anemia is diagnosed when there are insufficient red blood cells or there is a lack of hemoglobin in the blood. This results in reduced oxygen getting to the cells which means that their function will decrease and become deficient in oxygen. Iron is needed to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the cells. If you feel tired, breathless, dizzy, constipated, and look pale, you may have anemia. Other symptoms include cold hands and feet, brittle nails, poor hair health, and brain fog. Be sure that you are eating foods that are rich in iron such as amaranth, lentils, barley, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, cage-free organic eggs, and chickpeas. You should also include plenty of green vegetables in your diet, especially leafy green ones. Sprinkle sesame seeds and kelp flakes onto your food for added nutrients. Ginger is also a delicious and beneficial ingredient to add to drinks or dishes.

Daily Nutrition Nibble: Eat some Kale!

Love to eat leafy greens? Are you a fan of kale? This beautiful green veggie is packed with nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin (to promote healthy eyes), bone-building calcium, flavonoids for good circulation, and B-vitamins for energy. When cooking kale, don’t forget about the stems! Many people don’t know that the stems contain all of the nutrients in the leaves plus an extra boost of fiber! If the stems are thick, cook them for about 2-3 minutes longer than the leaves. I recommend steaming kale for about five minutes.