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Authen-tip: Parsley is Powerful

Did you know that parsley is a powerful little plant full of amazing health benefits? It’s dark green color comes from the chlorophyll content which makes it good for cleansing the body. Parsley is an excellent source of vitamins K, A, C, folate, and iron. It also contains some bone-building calcium and heart-healthy potassium. If you suffer from bad breath, try chewing on a sprig of parsley! It has a long history of being used as a natural breath freshener. Parsley also contains some tryptophan, it can help promote sleepiness at night. Parsley is also a good source of free-radical fighting manganese.

Smoothie of the Day: Almond, Banana and Orange Smoothie

Are you a big fan of almonds? Did you know that almonds are loaded with antioxidants to help your immune system stay strong? Add some almonds to your morning smoothie/juice routine with this recipe. It’s not only delicious but it’s full of beneficial nutrients. Strawberries contain vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, folate, vitamin B6, potassium and vitamins B2 and B5. Bananas are a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. Give this smoothie a try today!

Almond, Banana and Orange Smoothie

  • 1/2 C fresh  orange juice
  • 1 C fresh organic strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Tbsp flax oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped almonds

In your blender, process all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!

Authentic Nutrients: All about Potassium

Are you a fairly active person? Do you look forward to working out every day? If so, listen up! It’s important that you are eating a diet full of nutrient-rich foods, especially potassium. Potassium is critical for helping our muscles and our nerves function properly. If we don’t have enough potassium, we can feel fatigued and experience muscle weakness, making it very difficult to stay active. Potassium is also important for helping maintain a good balance of electrolytes in the body. In addition to this, we need potassium to keep our calcium levels balanced, helping to promote strong and healthy bones.

How can you tell if you are deficient in potassium? Some symptoms may include irritability, chronic diarrhea, overall weakness, confusion, and heart problems. Be sure that you are eating potassium rich foods including:

  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Green beans
  • Summer and Winter squash
  • Swiss chard
  • Asparagus
  • Coconut Water
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe