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Paleo Palate

Lose weight, feel great with these tasty recipes.


Keep Things Moving

Natural ways to improve circulation.


Nutrition Chart

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Alternatives to DEET • Homeopathy for hay fever • Soy milk offers balanced nutrition • More

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30 Celebrations

Tasty berry treats for summer parties!


34 Weighing In

Stay fuller, longer with plant protein.


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Celebrating Twenty Years

Feast on Summer! Summer’s the perfect time to let life’s

Chief Content Officer and Strategist Lynn Tryba (Lynn.Tryba@TasteforLife.com) Contributing Editors Lisa Fabian, Rich Wallace Editorial Assistant Kelli Ann Wilson

abundance sink in. The days stretch out,

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and the extra daylight hours mean you

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can get things done and still relax! Savoring the season restores the soul, whether you like paddleboarding in a lake, relaxing in a hammock, communing with your garden (doesn’t that sound better than weeding?), or whipping up delicious desserts. If you have a special celebration in July (for Taste for Life, it’s 20 successful years in business!), consider the Pistachio Rose Cake with Pink Rose Buttercream on page 30 or the Summer Strawberry Tart with Coconut Whipping Cream on page 31. Even if you don’t eat paleo as a practice, there’s something about eating whole foods that makes you feel wonderful. Check out recipes like Blackberry Clafoutis on page 16 and Fennel, Orange, Chicken + Hazelnut Cabbage Slaw on page 17. Our celebration of food continues on page 37 with our annual Food Essentials Awards. Our staff had the delightful task of spending a month devouring all manner of food—from breakfast products to chocolate snacks— to present you with the winners. Whatever treats your summer has in store, we hope you dig in and enjoy. To your health,

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A note on recipes Nutritional analysis from Edamam. Nutritional values vary depending on portion size, freshness of ingredients, storage, and cooking techniques. They should be used only as a guide. Star ratings are based on standard values (SVs) that are currently recommended: HHHHH Extraordinary (50 percent or better), HHHH Top source, HHH Excellent source, HH Good source, H Fair source

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IT’S WATERMELON SEASON! Nothing is more refreshing than a cold slice of watermelon on a summer day. But did you know how good the melon is for your health? The tasty fruit offers these benefits: n It’s rich in lycopene, which can help protect your skin from harmful UV rays. n The amino acid citrulline in the melon can help maintain proper flow of blood. n Watermelon has no fat or cholesterol, and a two-cup serving has only 80 calories. n The fruit is rich in fiber. SOURCE “Watermelon for Health,” www.Watermelon.org


Better BUG REPELLENTS Insect repellents are essential in summer for warding off mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting pests. But many conventional products rely on toxic substances—particularly DEET—which can cause health problems. Although repellents made with herbs and essential oils tend to work for shorter periods of time, they’re safer than DEET and can be just as effective. Citronella, cedar, lemongrass, lemon-eucalyptus, tea tree, and rosemary oils work well, with higher concentrations offering better protection. Natural insect repellents are widely available. You can also make your own by adding a few drops of essential oil to a vegetable oil. (Test it on a small area of skin first.) SELECTED SOURCES Aromatherapy by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green (Crossing Press, 2009) n Naturally Bug-Free: 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects by Stephanie L. Tourles (Storey Publishing, 2016)

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say homeopathy works Theories of homeopathy—the idea that “like cures like”—first emerged in the 1700s. Practitioners believe that a tiny amount of a substance that causes symptoms similar to those a person is experiencing may help the body heal itself. The Federal Trade Commission, which regulates claims in advertisements, stated last year that if a manufacturer of homeopathic remedies cannot provide scientific evidence showing that a product is effective, it must add a disclaimer indicating that lack of evidence on the label. There are relatively few studies, but researchers have found positive effects from homeopathic treatments. Writing in Spirituality & Health,

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Deborah Gordon, MD, noted a study in which researchers determined that hay fever symptoms were better reduced by a homeopathic remedy compared to a placebo. “In other words, [the study] found that homeopathy is not a placebo; it does something,” Dr. Gordon wrote. “That finding, and others like it, is remarkable.” In another study of patients with hay fever, the authors found that “the homeopathy group had a significant objective improvement in nasal airflow compared with the placebo group.” SELECTED SOURCES “Is Homeopathy Stupid?” by Deborah Gordon, MD, wwwSpiritualityHealth.com, 7–8/17 n “Randomised PlaceboControlled Trials of Individualized Homeopathic Treatment . . .” by R.T. Mathie et al., Syst Rev, 12/14 n “Time for Homeopathic Remedies to Prove That They Work?” by Erin Ross, www.NPR.org, 12/2/16

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Amino acid levels LINKED TO DEPRESSION People with major depressive disorder are often deficient in one important amino acid, according to a new study. The low level of arginine leads to a reduction in the production of nitric acid, which is a mediator of the nervous system and immune system. The study is an early step toward understanding the link between arginine and depression. “Although our study shows that people with depression have reduced arginine bioavailability, this doesn’t mean that taking an arginine supplement would protect against depression,” said lead researcher Toni Ali-Sisto, a doctoral student at the University of Eastern Finland. “That’s an area for further research.” SOURCE “Depression Linked to Reduced Arginine Levels,” University of Eastern Finland, 2/21/18

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Pondering PLANT MILKS Soy milk was found to be the most nutritious plant milk in a recent study from McGill University. Cow’s milk rated higher than all of the plant milks tested, but soy clearly had the “most balanced nutritional profile” of the alternatives. The study compared cow’s milk and the four most widely consumed plant milks. n Coconut milk was found to help reduce levels of LDL cholesterol. It has little or no protein, however. n Almond milk is rich in fatty acids that can aid in weight loss and weight management, and can help reduce LDL cholesterol. n Rice milk was found to be a good alternative for people with allergy issues related to soy, almonds, or lactose, but it was rated as the least nutritious overall. SELECTED SOURCES “How Well Do Plant Based Alternatives Fare Nutritionally Compared to Cow’s Milk?” by S. Vanga and V. Raghavan, J Food Sci Technol, 1/18 n “Nutritionally Speaking, Soy Milk Is Best Plant-Based Milk,” McGill University, 1/29/18

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Paleo Palate


W H O L E , H E A LT H Y F O O D

The Paleo diet derives from an ancient way of eating. Those who follow this plan consume the same items our pre-agriculture ancestors did: high-quality sources of protein, healthy fats, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Refined sugars, legumes, grains of all kinds, dairy products, and highly processed oils are eliminated. What are the results of such a diet? Those who follow the paleo lifestyle report more weight loss and better energy. Get a taste of this eating plan with the following recipes that are also gluten free, grain free, and dairy free.

Blackberry Clafoutis


From the Taste for Life test kitchen

50 minutes prep time n serves 8

Coconut oil for greasing pan O c coconut flour Pinch salt 1 (13.5 oz) can full-fat coconut milk 4 large eggs K c pure maple syrup 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract, optional 2 c fresh blackberries 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a glass pie pan with coconut oil. 2. Sift together coconut flour and salt in a small bowl. 3. In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla, if using. 4. Whisk dry ingredients into wet until a smooth batter is formed. Pour batter into greased pan. Sprinkle blackberries over surface of batter. 5. Bake for 45 minutes. Allow clafoutis to cool slightly before serving. For a recipe for CafÊ Gratitude Garlic Tahini Sauce, visit tasteforlife.com/garlic-tahini



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Kitchen Note: Clafoutis is a French baked dessert of fruit in a thick, custard-like batter. Per serving: 256 Calories, 6 g Protein, 25 g Carbohydrates, 6 g Fiber, 16 g Total fat (13 g sat), 80 mg Sodium, HH Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), H Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus

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Fennel, Orange, Chicken + Hazelnut Cabbage Slaw dG

From Lunchbox Salads by Naomi Twigden & Anna Pinder ($18.99, Da Capo Press, 2018)

35 minutes prep time n serves 2

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts Olive oil 1 fennel bulb K red cabbage 2 oranges 1 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley/chives L c hazelnuts

through. Cool and then chicken, honey, herbs, and thinly slice (or leave whole). a drizzle of oil. Mix well and 3. While chicken is cooking, season to taste. remove hard outer pieces/ leaves from fennel and cabbage. Cut out cabbage core. Finely shred fennel and cabbage with a knife and place in a bowl.

4. Cut one of the oranges in half and squeeze its juice 2. Place chicken on a baking over fennel and cabbage. sheet and drizzle over Peel other orange and a little oil. Bake for 18 to separate into segments. 20 minutes until cooked Add to bowl along with 1. Preheat oven to 400°.

5. Coarsely crush nuts and sprinkle on top. Kitchen Note: Swap the orange for grapefruit, or peach pieces with added lemon juice. Per serving: 626 Calories, 55 g Protein, 37 g Carbohydrates, 9 g Fiber, 30 g Total fat (3 g sat), 681 mg Sodium, HHHHH Vitamin C, K, HHH Vitamin E, HH Phosphorus, Potassium, H Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium

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Keep Things Moving IMPROVE YOUR CIRCULATION Your cardiovascular system is an intricate network of roadways. These passages allow for the delivery of oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and blood cells as well as the pick up and disposal of metabolic waste via the body’s detoxification systems. Your heart keeps blood pumping through the circulatory system, but the blood vessels themselves—ranging from big central arteries to veins and tiny capillaries—are crucial to things running smoothly. When circulation begins to falter, you’re at a greater risk of conditions like varicose veins and life-threatening deep vein thrombosis, heart attack, and stroke. Fortunately, diet, lifestyle, herbs, and supplements can help keep your circulatory system strong, flexible, and functioning well. Above all else, a healthy diet, daily exercise (particularly cardio), avoidance of toxic chemicals, stress management, and adequate sleep form the backbone of a circulationfriendly routine. When it comes to diet, be sure to consume veggies and fruit (especially berries), high-fiber legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, cooked mushrooms, wild-caught, fatty coldwater fish, and healthy fats from olive oil and avocados. Enjoy antioxidant-rich dark chocolate/cacao, green tea, and red wine/purple grape juice as treats in moderation.

Cardiovascular Tonics These remedies support circulation and overall cardiovascular health by decreasing inflammation, fighting oxidative damage, strengthening the heart muscle, and/or thinning the blood. All these remedies are best taken daily long-term in substantial doses for the best results. Hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) berries, leaf, and flower have been used for thousands of years and are well studied for their gradual, cumulative, tonic effect on the heart and blood vessel lining. Hawthorn decreases oxidative damage and inflammation, normalizes and reduces blood pressure, modestly reduces cholesterol, dilates blood vessels, improves oxygen utilization, reduces blood stickiness (also known as platelet aggregation), helps with healing from cardiovascular continued on page 20 www.tas teforl i fe.com

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events, improves heart rhythm, reduces symptoms of congestive heart failure, and helps you achieve and maintain smooth blood vessel lining. It’s exceedingly safe but slow acting and may interact with some heart medications. High-potency products such as solid extract and standardized extracts work well. Hawthorn’s friends: hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and rooibos (Aspalathus linearis), often consumed as tea, also offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action for the cardiovascular system. Relatively large doses of hibiscus have performed as well as antihypertension drugs including lisinopril, captopril, and hydrochlorothiazide. Consuming several cups per day helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol too. Blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) and other berries contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory blue-purple pigments that, when consumed regularly, help tone blood vessel lining. Garlic (Allium sativum) bulb benefits circulation in several ways. Alongside modest cholesterol and blood pressure reduction, garlic helps make the blood less sticky and thick by reducing platelet aggregation, atherosclerosis, inflammation, and fibrin—all of which are enemies of good circulation. This blood thinner should not be combined with blood thinning medications without close medical supervision. Use it in food (chop and let sit 10 minutes) or pills. If you find garlic odor offensive or get digestive upset, try aged garlic extract. Garlic’s friends: Other pungent food-herbs also enhance circulation and help keep blood flowing smoothly. These include onions (Allium cepa), ginger (Zingiber officinale), turmeric (Cucuma longa), hot peppers (Capsicum spp.), and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinale). Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) leaf focuses less on the heart directly and more on blood viscosity and blood vessel lining. It improves circulation, reduces vascular edema, mediates inflammation within the blood vessel lining, and improves the blood vessel lining integrity so that it’s smooth, flexible, and strong. Several studies support gotu kola’s ability to manage circulatory conditions, especially vascular insufficiency and circulatory issues stemming from long stretches of sitting (such as with air travel). Though it’s typically used for long-term benefits, one study found that taking a 60 milligram (mg) concentrated extract three times daily for two days prior to a flight, the day of, and the day after significantly reduced the negative vascular effects of flying. Relatively high doses (up to an ounce a day of the dried leaf) or concentrated extracts work best. Gotu kola’s friends: The wildflower yarrow (Achillea millefolium) tightens and tones blood vessels while improving blood flow. Use the leaves and flowers as a tincture or tea, but note that as a daisy-family flower, allergies are possible. TFL SELECTED SOURCES Body into Balance by Maria Noël Groves ( $24.95, Storey Publishing, 2016) n “Crataegus Special Extract WS 1442: Up-to-Date Review of Experimental and Clinical Experiences” by M. Zorniak et al., Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2017 n “Effect of Crataegus Usage in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention . . .” by J. Want et al., Evid Based Complement, 12/29/13 n “Effects of Aqueous Extract of Hibiscus sabdariffa on . . . Mild to Moderate Essential Hypertension: A Comparative Study with Lisinopril” by D.C. Nwachukwu et al., Indian J. Pharmacol, 9–10/15 n “Flight Microangiopathy in Medium- to Long-Distance Flights: Prevention of Edema and Microcirculation Alterations with . . . Centella asiatica” by M.R. Cesarone et al., Angiology, 10/01 n “Garlic and Heart Disease” by R. Varshney and M.J. Budoff, Journal of Nutrition, 2014 n “A Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Centella asiatica for Improvement of the Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Venous Insufficiency” by N.J. Chong and Z. Aziz, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2013

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Leafy, green vegetables, green tea, alfalfa. Brown rice, dairy, egg yolks, legumes, soy. Cheese, eggs, fish, poultry, spinach, yogurt. Brewer’s yeast, broccoli, carrots, eggs, fish, nuts, wheat germ. Whole wheat, eggs, legumes, peas.

Antioxidant that protects against Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and heart disease. Helps with blood clotting, bone formation, and bone repair. Enhances brain function and energy.


Aids healthy circulation and nerves; lowers cholesterol. Fights stress; enhances stamina.

B3 (niacin) B5 (pantothenic acid) B6

Promotes healthy hair, nails, and skin.

Brewer’s yeast, dairy, fish, meat, rice bran.

Needed for blood formation and nervous system health. Kidneys, liver, clams, crab, fish, eggs, dairy.


Important in genetic, metabolic, and nervous system health; reduces risk of some birth defects.


Needed for growth and maintenance; reduces high levels of homocysteine.

Essential for energy and immune support.

B2 (riboflavin)

B1 (thiamine)


(d-alpha tocopherol and vitamin E succinate)

Bananas, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, carrots, chicken, eggs, fish, oatmeal, whole-grain cereals. Leafy greens, liver, asparagus, brewer’s yeast.

Wheat germ, almonds and other nuts, cold-pressed vegetable oils.

Critical for bone and tooth health; may help prevent autoimmune diseases and some cancers.



Protects against eye disorders, particularly macular degeneration. May reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, and more. Antioxidant necessary for eye health.

30 micrograms

2.4 micrograms

1.3 mg; 1.5 mg for women 51 and older; 1.7 mg for men 51 and older 400 micrograms; 600 micrograms during pregnancy

90 micrograms for women; 120 micrograms for men 1.1 mg for women; 1.2 mg for men 1.1 mg for women; 1.3 mg for men 14 mg for women; 16 mg for men 5 mg

15 milligrams (mg)

15 micrograms; 20 micrograms for ages 71 and older

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Salmon, lobster, shrimp.

Fights cancer and free radicals. Green, yellow, and orange fruits/ vegetables. Green fruits/vegetables, especially leafy greens. Tomatoes cooked in oil, watermelon. Yellow corn, mangoes, oranges, egg yolks. Cod liver oil, fatty fish, egg yolks, fortified dairy.


RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes)

Animal foods, fish liver oil, brightly 700 micrograms for women; colored fruits/vegetables. 900 micrograms for men


Antioxidant needed for eye and skin health and immunity; may help fight cancer.


BETA CAROTENE Aids in cancer prevention.


below are converted into vitamin A in the body.

A T he five carotenoids


nutrition chart

FAT–SOLUBLE VITAMINS (Remain in the body.)


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Dairy, fish, leafy greens, meat, 320 mg for women; molasses, seafood, seeds, soybeans. 420 mg for men

8 mg for women; 11 mg for men

Avocados, nuts, seeds, sea vegetables, whole grains. Legumes, beef liver, cereal grains, dark leafy greens, peas. Fruits, dairy, fish, whole grains. Brazil nuts, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, meat, seafood, whole grains. Alfalfa, bell peppers, brown rice, root vegetables, soy.

Essential for strong bones and teeth and healthy gums; balance with magnesium. Helps glucose metabolism; enhances energy. Helps build blood cells, bone, and collagen. Essential to blood cell production, growth, immune health, and energy. Balances calcium; needed for bone and cardiovascular health. Needed for fat and protein metabolism and energy production. Activates enzymes; promotes cell function. Protects against high blood pressure. Anticancer antioxidant; works best with vitamin E. Needed for formation of collagen for bones and connective tissue.

Necessary for healthy bones and teeth; improves insulin Dill, fish, meat, olives, some use. vegetable oils, whole grains. Important in immune and reproductive health.


Eggs, legumes, seafood, whole grains.

Dairy foods (and fortified 1,000 mg; substitutes), leafy greens, sardines. 1,200 mg for women age 51 and older; 1,200 mg for men 71 and older Brewer’s yeast, brown rice, meat, 25 micrograms for women; whole grains. 35 micrograms for men Meat, nuts, seafood, soybeans, 900 micrograms whole grains. Eggs, fish, liver, meat, leafy greens, 18 mg for women (8 mg after age 50); whole grains. 8 mg for men

Not established

Apples, carrots, leafy greens, raw nuts, whole grains.

Necessary for bone building, cellular energy, and enzyme function.


Not established

55 micrograms

4.7 grams

45 micrograms

1.8 mg for women; 2.3 mg for men

75 mg for women; 90 mg for men Not established

Berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens.

Antioxidant for immune, eye, and skin health.

C (ascorbic acid)

425 mg for women; 550 mg for men

Egg yolks, legumes, meat, whole grains.

Helps transmission of nerve impulses; supports brain function and fat metabolism.

Not strictly water soluble.


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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to provide medical advice on personal health conditions, nor to replace recommendations made by healthcare professionals or product manufacturers.

SELECTED SOURCES “Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes, Vitamins,” Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies, www.NationalAcademies.org/hmd, 2017 n An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations by Jane Higdon and Victoria J. Drake ($69.95, Thieme, 2012) n “Micronutrient Information Center,” Linus Pauling Institute, http:// lpi.oregonstate.edu, 2015 n “Nutrient Recommendations,” National Institutes of Health, http://ods.od.nih.gov, 2015

IMPORTANT MINERALS (Remain in the body.)



When you drink water, you’re quenching the thirst of your whole body. But did you know that water you ingest will reach all of your other organs before it makes its way to your skin? In fact, there is little evidence that upping water intake has any effect on the skin of healthy people.

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Don’t stop drinking water—getting the recommended eight or so glasses a day is important to keep your body running smoothly. Tackle dry, flaky, and tight skin by hydrating it from the outside.

Multi Layers Your skin has three layers: They are, from inside to outside, the subcutaneous tissue, the dermis, and the epidermis. If the outermost layer, the epidermis, isn’t well hydrated, skin can become dry and lose its pliability. Skin dehydration can be caused by a number of factors, including dry and windy weather, harsh soaps and perfumes, exposure to chemicals and detergents, and excessive bathing or swimming.

Dry Skin Prevention As a first step toward addressing dry skin, change any external factors you can. During dry seasons, use a humidifier in your house and/or workplace. Stay out of the hot sun, dry heat, and strong winds as much as possible. Avoid using soaps with perfume, deodorant, and antibacterial ingredients and replace them with gentle, fragrance-free cleansers. Avoid other irritating products. Wear rubber gloves to wash dishes. Take short baths and showers in warm, rather than hot, water. What you eat is important too. The fatty acids in foods including walnuts, flaxseed, salmon, and olive oil can help keep your skin hydrated. Researchers at the Institute of Experimental Dermatology in Germany found that women who took 2.2 grams a day of flaxseed oil or borage oil for 12 weeks experienced a significant reduction in skin roughness and a significant improvement in skin moisture.

Hydration Therapy

The Wrap-up

Next, moisturize your skin directly. When you get out of the bath or shower, gently pat down your skin with a towel. Immediately add a layer of moisturizer. The idea is to form a barrier that holds in the water your skin has just absorbed. Apply moisturizer to your hands and face every time you wash them and wear natural lip balm to soothe dryness and prevent chapping. Choose moisturizing products carefully—some are petroleum based or contain chemicals that may cause health problems. Avoid those containing alcohol, perfumes, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Among ingredients to look for: hyaluronic acid, stearic acid (a fatty acid), emollient ceramides, cholesterol, lactic acid, glycerin, lanolin, olive oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using an ointment or cream rather than a lotion, calling them more effective and less irritating. Europeans prefer oils, which typically don’t have the fillers and emulsifiers that may be added to give lotions their creamy quality. Oils seal in moisture, while lotions, creams, and the like penetrate the skin with ingredients that can replenish moisture and repair damage. One way to get the benefit of both is to use oils at night and creamier moisturizers in the morning. If you decide to try an oil, choose cold-pressed oils that are certified organic. Avoid synthetic fragrances in favor of unscented oils or those containing scents from cold-pressed essential oils. Skip the mineral oil, which is a petroleum product.

An important point to keep in mind is that a key role of moisturizers is to lock in the moisture that you take in via showering, hand-washing, etc., so be sure to apply creams or lotions within a couple of minutes of toweling off. TFL

Hello, Hyaluronic Acid! There’s considerable hype around hyaluronic acid as a skin care ingredient, and it’s popping up in many skin care products these days. What’s the scoop? Hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, holds a thousand times its weight in water—a big return for a moisturizer. Studies of products containing hyaluronic acid are promising. Researchers found that one product, over the course of 30 days, upped lip and cheek volume and reduced wrinkles and skin sagging. Two other products were found to have measurably improved skin after two weeks and again after four weeks. More research is needed to determine whether hyaluronic acid spurs collagen growth. What’s the best way to use hyaluronic acid? Serum formulations contain the highest percentage of the substance and can be applied immediately before slathering on moisturizer when you get out of the shower or bath. Alternatively, look for a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid along with other natural, effective ingredients.

SELECTED SOURCES “The Benefits of Drinking Water for Your Skin,” University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, www.UWhealth.org n “Can Drinking Water Cure Dry Skin?” University of Arkansas for Medical Science, https://UAMShealth.com, 1/28/17 n “Dermatologists’ Top Tips for Relieving Dry Skin,” American Academy of Dermatology, www.aad.org n “Does Drinking Water Cause Hydrated Skin?” by Lawrence E. Gibson, www.MayoClinic.org n “Lotion vs. Oil: Which Is Better for Your Skin?” by Leah Zerbe, www. RodalesOrganicLife.com, 4/6/17 n “The Second Coming of Hyaluronic Acid” by Courtney Rubin, New York Times, 12/30/15

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Pistachio Rose Cake with Pink Rose Buttercream dGV From Sweet Laurel by Laurel Gallucci & Claire Thomas ($28, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2018)

60 minutes prep time n makes two 6-inch layers or one 8-inch cake (serves 12)

N c coconut oil, melted, plus more for greasing pans 2 c pistachio flour* or finely ground raw pistachios K c almond or hazelnut flour K tsp Himalayan pink salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 large eggs K c maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 c Pink Rose Buttercream (recipe follows) Shelled pistachios, for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 6-inch cake pans or one 8-inch cake pan with unbleached parchment paper rounds. Grease sides of pans with coconut oil. 2. In a large bowl, whisk together pistachio flour, almond flour, salt, and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, the N cup of melted coconut oil, the maple syrup, and vanilla. A little at a time, add dry ingredients to wet, stirring until a batter forms. 3. Divide batter evenly between cake pans and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Invert cakes onto racks, and allow to cool completely. 4. Slice each cake round in half horizontally. Place one layer on a cake plate and top with N cup of buttercream, smoothing it evenly over entire surface. Add another cake layer and repeat. Continue until all layers have been used, and top with remaining buttercream. For an 8-inch layer cake, cover entirely with buttercream. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle with pistachios just before serving. *If you can’t find pistachio flour, make your own by grinding raw pistachios in a food processor. But be careful! If you overgrind them, you’ll end up with pistachio butter rather than pistachio flour. Per serving (with Pink Rose Buttercream): 419 Calories, 7 g Protein, 21 g Carbohydrates, 3 g Fiber, 36 g Total fat (19 g sat), 221 mg Sodium, HH Phosphorus, H Vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6, Magnesium, Potassium

Pink Rose Buttercream dGV From Sweet Laurel by Laurel Gallucci & Claire Thomas ($28, Clarkson Potter/ Publishers, 2018)

10 minutes prep time n makes 1 cup

K c coconut butter K c full-fat coconut milk 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp rose water 2 Tbsp beet juice, or as needed

1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, whisk together coconut butter, coconut milk, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Frosting should be smooth, but not runny. If it’s too runny, add a bit more coconut butter. 2. Stir in rose water and beet juice. If you would like frosting to be pinker, add more beet juice.


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Summer Strawberry Tart dGV From Sweet Laurel by Laurel Gallucci & Claire Thomas ($28, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2018)

30 minutes prep time + overnight chill time for Coconut Whipped Cream n makes one 9-inch tart (serves 10)

2 2 N 1 1 2 4

Tbsp coconut oil, solid, plus more for greasing pan c plus 2 Tbsp almond flour tsp Himalayan pink salt Tbsp maple syrup large egg c Coconut Whipped Cream (recipe follows) c strawberries and raspberries (mix of whole, halved, and sliced)

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Generously grease a 9-inch tart pan with coconut oil. 2. In a food processor fitted with the chopping blade, pulse flour and salt until combined. Add the 2 tablespoons of solid coconut oil, the maple syrup, and egg. Blend until mixture forms a ball. Lightly press dough into tart pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until light golden brown. 3. Remove crust from oven and allow to cool completely. Fill crust with Coconut Whipped Cream and top with berries. Slice and serve. This is best the same day it is made, but the crust can be made up to a week ahead of time and stored, well wrapped, in the fridge. Per serving: 376 Calories, 8 g Protein, 16 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 33 g Total fat (19 g sat), 66 mg Sodium, HHHHH Vitamin C, HHH Phosphorus, H Iron, Magnesium, Potassium

Coconut Whipped Cream dGV From Sweet Laurel by Laurel Gallucci & Claire Thomas ($28, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2018)

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2 (13.5 oz) cans full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1. Remove solid coconut cream that has risen to top of can. Spoon it into a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat coconut cream on high speed until it begins to thicken and peaks form. Remaining coconut water can be added, a teaspoon at a time, if whipped cream is too thick. Otherwise, discard it. 2. Using a rubber spatula, slowly fold in maple syrup and vanilla. Transfer whipped cream to a metal or glass bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use. Kitchen Note: For a perfect coconut whipped cream, be sure the coconut milk is left untouched in the coldest part of the fridge (but above 40° to avoid freezing) at least overnight. This gives the thick, white cream a chance to rise to the top and settle, making it easy to separate the cream from the clear, liquid coconut water. Second, whip still-solid coconut cream until completely smooth, but no further. If you overwhip coconut cream, it will soften and become liquid. Once it’s whipped to soft or stiff peaks, you can use it as is, or pop it in the fridge overnight for a super-stable cream to fill cakes. www.tas teforl i fe.com

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FILL UP ON PLANTS AND FIT INTO YOUR PANTS IF YOU’RE CARRYING EXTRA WEIGHT THAT’S BUGGING YOU, EMBRACE PLANTS: THEY ARE YOUR FRIENDS. Here’s why. Plants contain fiber. Americans typically don’t consume enough fiber, which is a missed opportunity considering adequate fiber protects against cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and certain cancers. On average, we consume 15 grams of fiber daily. Men ages 14 to 50 should be aiming much higher—38 grams a day—for optimal health. Women ages 19 to 50 need 25 grams. (It’s a little less per day if you’re older.) Fiber also helps you feel full longer, so you eat less. If you increase your intake of low-calorie plant foods that are good sources of protein as well as fiber, you significantly increase your chances for improved health and a more svelte physique. Minimal tweaks to your diet can have amazing results. If you add a half cup of black beans to the egg breakfast you usually eat, a half cup of lentils to your daily lunchtime salad, and three tablespoons of hemp seeds to your usual snack of Greek yogurt, you would increase your day’s protein intake by 25 grams and your fiber intake by 20 grams! Another easy way to increase your plant-based protein and fiber intake is by drinking a protein powder shake with breakfast or after a strength-training workout. Protein powders made from pea or hemp protein offer complete protein, which means they contain all nine of the essential amino acids our bodies need to build muscle. Muscle burns more calories than fat, even when you’re at rest. Pea protein is rich in the essential branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine. These BCAAs help maintain muscle but tend to become depleted after exercise. By upping your protein and fiber and adding in a couple rounds of strength training per week, fitting back into your skinny jeans might be easier than you think! TFL SELECTED SOURCES “Assessing Beans as a Source of Intrinsic Fiber on Satiety in Men and Women with Metabolic Syndrome” by E.J. Reverri et al., Appetite, 11/1/17 n “Black Beans, Fiber, and Antioxidant Capacity Pilot Study: Examination of Whole Foods vs. Functional Components on Postprandial Metabolic, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome” by E. J. Reverri et al., Nutrients, 8/15 n “Pea Proteins Oral Supplementation Promotes Muscle Thickness Gains During Resistance Training: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial . . .” by N. Babault et al., J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 1/21/15

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way to make a difference is to concentrate the way that curcumin is absorbed into the bloodstream, so it can get to work helping you feel your best. The curcumin in Curamin is backed by scientific and clinical research. In fact, it has 32 published studies to back it up—more than any other enhanced absorption curcumin in the world. You can have confidence in its ability to relieve pain.*† Unique Boswellia—A Pain Relief Partner*† The second herb in this combo is a specialized extract of Boswellia serrata. Like the curcumin in Curamin, this boswellia extract is well above the ordinary. What makes this boswellia special is that it has been standardized to deliver a more concentrated level of a compound called acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid. You can simply remember it as “AKBA.” Unstandardized boswellia supplements might only contain one percent of the compound—ours contains at least ten percent AKBA and 70 percent beneficial boswellic acids overall.

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There may be no happier and more contented people at Taste for Life headquarters than there are when the entries for our annual Food Essentials Awards contest start arriving. After much nibbling, sampling, sipping, and feasting, we are pleased to announce this year’s winning entries. Our wide-ranging product selection has something for everyone—finicky eaters, heat-seeking palates, and even pets!




If you follow a paleo or keto diet program, you’ll love the eminently sippable organic chicken bone broth from the Osso Good Co.

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is healthy, wholesome, and nutritious.


Verified low glycemic, Blissfully Better Crunchy Quinoa Organic Toffee Thins, made with coconut nectar and dark chocolate, offer a deep, rich taste.

Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters achieve just the right ratio of crispy and tender, thanks to the 70 percent dark chocolate enveloping the lightly toasted coconut flakes.

Flavabar Espresso Ground Coffee Dark Chocolate Bar combines some of the best things in life. Java junkies will appreciate the taste (as well as the beneficial cocoa flavanols and antioxidants)!

Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are mind-blowingly good! This USDA organic snack is made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa and sustainably sourced palm fruit oil.

Good Health Avocado Oil Jalapeño Kettle Chips satisfy those who like their snacks with a hot and spicy kick. Certified gluten free.

Enjoy Life Chocolate Protein Bites Sunseed Butter provide a vegan protein lift for midday munchies. Allergy friendly, gluten free, and addicting.




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CRACKERS Crunchmaster Vegetable Cheese Crisps are delightful whole-grain, gluten-free snack crackers baked with cheese and seven veggies (spinach, kale, carrot, red bell pepper, pumpkin, beet, and onion).

DIPPING & WING SAUCE Our taste testers wholeheartedly recommend any of these Noble Made by The New Primal Dipping & Wing Sauces, thanks to their amazing flavors.



Torn between whether to buy sauerkraut or kimchi to satisfy your fermented food craving? Dilemma solved with Eden Foods Kimchi Sauerkraut Organic. Sauerkraut plus the zingy spiciness of kimchi is a winning combo!

Whirlybird Granola will win you over with its fantastic flavor, perfectly crunchy texture, and wholesome ingredients, including extra-virgin olive oil—never canola. Made with gluten-free rolled oats.


FROZEN FOOD Avoid the gluten and empty calories of pizza dough and inhale more flavor, protein, fiber, and vitamins with Caulipower Pizza Live Life on the Veg, which has a thin crust made of cauliflower, topped with hearty vegetables.

Deep Foods Tandoor Chef Chicken Tikka Masala Kati Pockets won raves for its authentic North Indian flavor. No need to pay restaurant prices with this in the freezer!

Our testers couldn’t get enough of Bakery on Main Bunches of Crunches Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Superfood GRAINola. Gluten-free, whole-grain clusters are made from oats, amaranth, millet, chia seeds, and cacao.

Whether you pour a bowl for breakfast, eat by the handful, or sprinkle over yogurt, New England Natural Bakers Organic Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Granola Clusters will become your go-to!




Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16 delivers antibacterial properties along with a wonderful taste. KFactor 16 indicates 75 percent of the pollen in the honey is guaranteed to contain pollen grains specific to New Zealand’s manuka flower.

Get your comfort food fix without a carb coma with Modern Table Mac & Cheese Complete Protein Jalepeño Cheddar, which uses elbow pasta made of lentils for 16 grams of complete protein.

Vermont Smoke & Cure Minis Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Sticks offer 8 grams of protein from turkeys raised with vegetarian feed and no antibiotics or added hormones. Gluten free.





Earnest Eats Protein & Probiotic Oatmeal Coconut Warrior provides a flavorful, powerhouse breakfast with 15 grams of grass-fed whey protein plus probiotic cultures.

Newman’s Own Sockarooni Pasta Sauce is a great sauce for the whole family. It’s spicy enough to satisfy adults who like a peppery kick but mild enough for finicky young eaters too!

Now that’s Italian! Cucina Antica la Pizza Cooking Sauce delivers a light, slightly chunky, no-sugar-added sauce made from tomatoes sourced from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza!

PopCorners Spicy Queso PoppedCorn Snack “pops” with flavor, thanks to red and black peppercorns. At 120 calories and 3 grams of sugar per serving, this is a guilt-free snack.

Gillian’s Wheat & Gluten Free Onion Rolls are soft, flavorful rolls perfect for those with food intolerances and allergies. Made without wheat, dairy, soy, nuts, and gluten.

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Amazing Grass Green Superfood Chocolate combines organic green superfoods with 20 grams of complete vegan protein in a satisfying nutrition shake mix.

The flavor of Snikiddy Organic Grilled Cheese Baked Puffs will win over young snackers—and the USDA Organic and gluten free certifications will win over their parents.



If seaweed’s your jam, try GimMe Organic Wasabi Premium Roasted Seaweed, which combines intense flavor and a pinch of sea salt with organic crispy seaweed.

Luna Whole Nutrition Sea Salt Caramel fits beautifully into a busy day. Made with organic cashews and oats, this gluten-free snack provides 8 grams of protein and is crazy delicious.


If you liked Red Hots as a kid, you’ll love Harney & Sons Fine Teas’ Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea, a bold black tea brewed with cloves, orange peel, and cinnamon bark. Bottled for summer enjoyment.

BOS Organic Rooibos Yuzu Ice Tea uses the yuzu citrus fruit from Japan to infuse the light earthy flavor of green rooibos tea with a hint of refreshing tartness.

Here’s a twist: Vegan Rob’s Probiotic Cauliflower Puffs satisfy a craving for crunch while delivering probiotics. Made with gluten-free, whole-grain sorghum flour.


Honey Stinger Organic Cracker N’ Nut Butter Snack Bar packs a delightful assortment of tastes and textures, including almond butter and honey, between multigrain crackers with a sprinkle of sea salt, all topped off with dark chocolate.


Mushroom Wisdom Mai Green Tea blends premium tencha, a delicately flavored Japanese green tea, with maitake mushrooms, for smooth sipping!


Lord Jameson Dog Patisserie Gourmet Organic Dog Treats use fine, organic ingredients, including fruit, veggies, and gluten-free grains, to pamper pups!

Portland Pet Food Company uses sustainable food sourced and made in the United States. Its Bacon Brew Biscuits ingeniously repurpose spent grains from breweries (no worries, these products contain no alcohol) for treats dogs love!

A. Vogel Herbamare Spicy Sea Salt contains a blend of organic herbs and vegetables with an extra kick from chili powder, black pepper, and horseradish. It peps up Mexican, Italian, and grilled food. No MSG.

NOW Foods Organic Monk Fruit Zero-Calorie Liquid Sweetener is a sweet, low-glycemic alternative to sugar and synthetic sweeteners. No bitterness or aftertaste.

Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna delivers a clean taste packed with 1,062 milligrams of EPA and DHA omega 3s per serving. This sustainable pole and line-caught tuna comes in pouches with no extra liquids, just a hint of sea salt.

SPECIAL PET SECTION YOGURT Hälsa Organic Oatgurt is dairy-free, plant-based yogurt with the freshest flavor imaginable, literally bursting with the clean taste of organic fruit. Contains prebiotics, probiotics, and no added sugar.

Our furry friends love eating too! Here are some surefire hits, beloved by our staff members’ dogs.

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Grilled Organic Salmon Fillets

Corn & Edamame Salad



From Joe Knows Fish by Joe Gurrera ($24.99, Citarella Press, 2018)

From Joe Knows Fish by Joe Gurrera ($24.99, Citarella Press, 2018) 20 minutes prep time n serves 4

20 minutes prep time n serves 4

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the grates 4 (6- to 8-oz) skin-on organic salmon fillets Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat your stovetop grill pan or outdoor grill over the highest heat. Brush or spray grates with oil. 2. Rinse salmon and pat it dry with a paper towel. Put salmon in a large bowl and drizzle with the 2 tablespoons of oil. Using your hands, rub oil evenly all over both sides of fish. Season with salt and pepper. 3. Place salmon on preheated grill flesh-side down first to prevent sticking. Cook for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare and 4 minutes per side for well-done. Be patient and resist the temptation to flip sooner or salmon will stick. Remove salmon from grill and serve, if desired, with Corn & Edamame Salad (recipe follows). Per serving (without Corn & Edamame Salad): 531 Calories, 46 g Protein, 37 g Total fat (8 g sat), 425 mg Sodium, HHHHH Vitamin B3 (niacin), B6, B12, Phosphorus, HHHH Vitamin E, HHH Vitamin B1 (thiamine), HH Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Potassium, H Vitamin C, Magnesium

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 4 ears corn, shucked and kernels cut off cob 8 oz shelled edamame (2 c), thawed if frozen Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Heat oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add corn and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add edamame and continue to cook until it’s just warmed through. 2. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Per serving: 201 Calories, 9 g Protein, 24 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 11 g Total fat (1 g sat), 310 mg Sodium, HH Vitamin C, K, Phosphorus, H Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), Iron, Magnesium, Potassium

D Dairy Free G Gluten Free N Nut Free V Vegan V Vegetarian For a guide to nutrition breakdowns, see page 6.


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HELP YOUR HAIR SURVIVE SUMMER FOR SOME OF US, SUMMERTIME IS FRIZZ-TIME. WHILE GENETICS DETERMINE A LOT ABOUT HOW OUR HAIR BEHAVES IN HEAT AND HUMIDITY, THERE ARE WAYS TO TAME THE SAVAGE BEAST WE CARRY AROUND ON OUR HEADS. First, go easy on your hair, especially if it’s damaged. One of the most common and readily available products to smooth and soften hair is conditioner. Unfortunately, though, conventional ones often contain preservatives, artificial fragrances, and silicones, which are labeled as dimethicone, trimethicone, cyclomethicone, or polysiloxane. Since conditioners are meant to coat the hair, these chemicals stay on the hair shaft and can find their way onto your scalp, skin, clothes, and pillow. Look for more natural ingredients like aloe vera. It not only adds shine and moisture but also controls frizz and dandruff. Another useful conditioning ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which can soften and plump damaged tresses. Herbal additions such as calendula, chamomile, lavender, and nettle are good choices to help repair dry hair.

Prewash Tips When you have a few extra minutes before your shower for some hair pampering, scoop out a few teaspoons of coconut oil, depending on your hair length, and warm it in your hands. Olive oil also works well. Apply directly to dry hair. Put on a plastic shower cap and then wrap your head in a towel for about 15 to 20 minutes to allow oil to penetrate the hair shaft. Shampoo and condition hair as normal.

Shampoo Strategies Avoid products containing alcohol as this ingredient can dehydrate hair. Try gentle shampoos that contain lavender or rosemary. Resist the temptation to shampoo daily! If you awaken with bed head, opt for a rinse or a spritz rather than a shampoo whenever possible.

Rinse Prepare a rinse made with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. After shampooing, rinse hair with apple cider mixture. Either leave in hair for a few minutes or rinse immediately, depending on your schedule. Condition as usual. If your hair is blond, you can rinse with cooled chamomile tea.

Hair often becomes frizzy when it’s dehydrated and damaged—even hair that puffs up in the humid weather! Follow these tips to avoid getting frazzled by frizz. ■ Be gentle with your towel, and gently squeeze out excess water rather than rubbing hair. ■ Use a wide-toothed comb on wet hair. Start combing hair from the tips rather than from the scalp; gradually move upward toward scalp. ■ Wash hair in warm (never hot) water and rinse with cool water. ■ Wear a bathing cap in chlorinated water. ■ Invest in a widebrimmed hat to protect hair from the sun.

Key Conditioners Look for a nourishing conditioner

containing essential oil of sandalwood, geranium, neroli, or rose. Rinse with cool water.

Finishing Touches Apply a small amount of coconut oil to hands or to a wide-toothed comb and gently apply to hair. To minimize damage, allow hair to dry naturally. TFL Lisa Petty, ROHP, is a nutrition and healthy living expert for TV and radio, an award-nominated journalist, and an author who has shared her unique perspective with thousands of people through her workshops, lectures, coaching, and extensive writing. She is author of Living Beauty: Feel Great, Look Fabulous & Live Well, a modern guide to feeling younger at any age.

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GET CHARGED ON ELECTROLYTES IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THE HUMAN BODY WOULDN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT SMALL ELECTRICAL CHARGES. AFTER ALL, WE USUALLY AVOID EXPOSURE TO ELECTRICITY: NOT SWIMMING DURING A LIGHTNING STORM OR NOT TOUCHING THE THIRD RAIL ON A TRAIN TRACK. But little bolts of electricity act as signals between the brain and parts of the body, triggering many automatic physiological processes. These charges, known as electrolytes, push nutrients into and push waste out of cells. They also contract muscles and conduct the beating of the heart. It goes without saying that life wouldn’t be as stimulating without electrolytes.

Filling Your Tank Despite having such great importance, electrolytes remain a mystery to many people. They don’t realize that a proper balance of them is like a car’s having the proper amount of gasoline. Achieving the ideal electrolyte balance is often a matter of filling your body with the right fluids, including simply drinking more water. Electrolytes are nothing more than minerals that include sodium, potassium, calcium, bicarbonate, and magnesium. Electrolyte levels can change depending on several health factors but a prime one is a change in body water levels. Electrolytes can be lost through sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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Levels can also become imbalanced with the overconsumption of minerals or illnesses such as kidney disease and various cancers. Potassium deficiency is one of the most common electrolyte imbalances, especially with age and chronic disease. An imbalance can be spotted by a doctor during an exam, but symptoms include thirst, fatigue, twitching, moodiness, confusion, and extreme muscle weakness. Taking the necessary electrolytes as supplements can restore balance to those experiencing a shortfall. Foods containing electrolytes aren’t hard to find: a pinch of salt added to food or to a glass of water replenishes sodium; milk restores calcium; tomato and orange juices introduce potassium; eggs and fish provide phosphorus; and pumpkin seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts contain magnesium. TFL SELECTED SOURCES “Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes” by Adam Felman, www.MedicalNewsToday.com, 11/17 n “How to Intake Electrolytes Naturally” by Jody Braverman, www.LiveStrong.com, 10/03/17 n Staying Healthy with Nutrition by Elson M. Hass, MD ($39.95, Celestial Arts, 2006)

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