Tip: Best Anti-Inflammatory Fruits

A natural way to reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery after an intense workout is to eat red and purple fruits.

Red Fruits Purple FruitsA natural way to reduce muscle soreness and speed recovery after an intense workout is to eat red and purple fruits such as cherries, blueberries and strawberries.  These fruits contain anthocyanins and antioxidant compounds, which reduce inflammation.

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Tip: Recommended Fruits and Vegetables Per Day

For optimal health it is recommended that you eat 7 to 13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables Per DayFor optimal health it is recommended that you eat 7 to 13 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily.

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12 Natural Tips for Preventing Flu and Colds

None of us like to have a cold or be down with the flu. Following a healthful lifestyle and applying a few healthful tips can help you avoid either.

Germs spread through touchingNone of us like to have a cold or be down with the flu. Following a healthful lifestyle and applying a few healthful tips can help you avoid either without getting a flu shot, which has its risks.  And it’s best not to wait until the early symptoms appear but rather follow and apply some preventive measures regularly.

Our immune systems, when functioning properly, have an amazing ability to fight off the cold and flu.  Even with early symptoms, it’s usually just a short time before the immune system puts up a fight.

Apply these 12 tips to naturally help you avoid these bugs and remain healthy during cold and flu season. Continue reading “12 Natural Tips for Preventing Flu and Colds”

6 Ways to Get Healthy and Live a Healthy Life

Any of these six ways to get healthy and live a healthy life is where you could (or should) begin taking small steps to living a healthy life.

I hope you want to get healthy now and improve your health this year. Think about the areas in which you need to make healthy changes and the reasons why you need to make those changes. Better yet, write the reasons down. You want to stay focused on the desired result you want so you successfully create the positive changes.

Here are six ways to get healthy and live a healthy life. Any of these is where you could (or should) begin taking small steps to living a healthy life.

  1. Avoid fad diets – Avoid crash or fad diets. These diets just mess up your metabolism and none of them should be long term. Think “lifestyle” instead of “diet.” Continue reading “6 Ways to Get Healthy and Live a Healthy Life”

Pumping Iron (into your Body!)

No, I’m not talking about lifting weights (though you won’t hear me complaining if you you’d like to try that, too). I’m talking about pumping more iron into your body. There’s a popular fallacy that the best source of iron is beef, but there are iron-rich plant foods that are much healthier for you.

No, I’m not talking about lifting weights (though you won’t hear me complaining if you you’d like to try that, too).  I’m talking about pumping more iron into your body.  There’s a popular fallacy that the best source of iron is beef, but there are iron-rich plant foods that are much healthier for you.

Fresh Raw Spinach

Iron rich foods include all legumes (beans, soybeans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.), sesame seeds, squash seeds, spinach and other dark leafy greens, and most nuts.

So why is iron important?  Iron is necessary to create hemoglobin, the substance that carries oxygen from our lungs to every tissue in our bodies. Continue reading “Pumping Iron (into your Body!)”