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20 fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants that you should eat

April 19, 2018

Which foods are the richest in antioxidants? Researchers at the Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging have measured a variety of products according to the ORAC index, which measures their ability to absorb free radicals. Their super power, actually! Here are the 20 fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants that you should eat. 1. Prunes Fresh […]

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Vegan diet: 13 unusual reactions of the human body

April 19, 2018

 Here’s how the body reacts to the vegan diet and its health benefits. Discover also the risks and disadvantages of veganism. A first benefit of the vegan diet: you could lose weight People on a vegan diet  feel more satisfied after a meal because they consume food stuffed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. A study recently published in the Journal of […]

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The virtues of the carrot

April 19, 2018

 Carrots have been mistaken for the bad reputation of raising blood sugar, as the type of sugar in the carrot quickly turns into blood glucose. But as it does not contain much, it remains a magical food that has many virtues for health. The carrot perfectly illustrates the difference between glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load […]

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Nutritional label instructions for use

April 19, 2018

The nutrition label contains a lot of information, not always easy to understand. Here’s how to decode nutritional information written in small print. The part The first thing to look for is the reference portion, referred to as “Nutrient Value”. It gives the amount of fat, calories and nutrients it contains. Compare that portion to the one you […]

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Never without my tools

April 19, 2018

You would like to garden but you do not know where to start? Step one: Get good tools. A visit to the garden center may plunge you into the most total confusion. Do not panic! You do not need all the tools that are selling. Here is a short list of essential materials. Using long-handled tools can prevent back pain […]

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Protect your garden against unwanted

April 19, 2018

 If your vegetable beds look like an emergency care unit during flu, it may be because of the way you water them. My vegetable plants are often affected by diseases First, avoid watering at night, advise experienced market gardeners. Plants are more susceptible to diseases when they stay wet all night long. Then avoid watering their leaves […]

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Birds and butterflies: how to attract them to our garden?

April 19, 2018

The flowers and plants give color to your garden, but it is the wild life that makes it truly alive. Here’s what you should plant to attract small visitors. Butterflies love the echinacea nectar while many songbirds feed on their seeds. Buddleia or butterfly tree (Buddleia) Buddleia resembles a late-flowering lilac; its branches of fragrant flowers are […]

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9 simple and easy tips for your garden

April 19, 2018

Do you really need gardening tools to grow your garden? You will be surprised to see the uses to which certain objects of the house, the workshop, or just good for the trash can lend themselves. It only takes a little imagination to realize the garden of your dreams at little cost. Paper glasses If the seedlings […]

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Create the perfect garden

April 19, 2018

Transform your garden into a beautiful oasis by following these tips that will help you pick, plant and care for your plants. Just like you, plants need space. Do not plant them too close together, as lack of space will prevent them from growing well. Choose the right varieties Professional gardeners know that plants that are […]

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Take care of your trees

April 19, 2018

To preserve this shady oasis that you have created in your yard. I’m afraid violent winds will damage my trees Despite their sometimes impressive size and their robustness, the trees may be damaged by strong winds that rush between their branches. Here’s what you need to do so that yours will keep as many branches as […]

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A short guide to indoor exotic plants

April 19, 2018

You can not stand seeing the same houseplants anymore? Try to grow exotic varieties. You will see, it is not so difficult that you could believe it. Although the spider plant, dieffenbachia, and geranium make very beautiful houseplants, there are plenty of others from all over the world that can brighten up your home. Why not try something […]

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Green your interior

April 19, 2018

Winter makes you morose? There is nothing like houseplants to chase the greyness and brighten up an interior. The pleasure of gardening Just a few plants with flowers or interesting foliage to rejuvenate your home. Strategically placed, they can hide power outlets and electrical cords, add color to the room, and even make your home warmer. In […]

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Illuminate your yard

April 19, 2018

Sometimes it is enough lighting judiciously distributed in your court to create an atmosphere conducive to the evenings between friends. And the maintenance of your equipment is quite easy. Maintain your lighting An outdoor light or an entrance door lantern is often what guests first see when they arrive at home, so do not neglect them. If […]

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The gardener’s holidays

April 19, 2018

 Your perennials and herbs will have to do without you for some time? Megan Gruner, owner of Natural Path Gardens in Bognor, Ontario, explains how to prepare your garden for this absence. Clean. Remove dead or dying shoots. Prune the perennials that go to seed to prolong their flowering. Tear up the weeds – turn them off if time […]

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