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Fruit Infused Water

Fruit Infused Water

It’s been the craze for a while now? But have you been doing it? Are you staying hydrated?

According to Healthline.com, the following is a recommended breakdown to give you an idea:

Demographic
Daily recommended amount of water (from drinks)
children 4–8 years old
5 cups, or 40 total ounces
children 9–13 years old
7–8 cups, or 56–64 total ounces
children 14–18 years old
8–11 cups, or 64–88 total ounces
men, 19 years and older
13 cups, or 104 total ounces
women, 19 years and older
9 cups, or 72 total ounces
pregnant women
10 cups, or 80 total ounces
breastfeeding women
13 cups, or 104 total ounces

Here are some great healing combinations to get you drinking more water, but in an adventurous way: Drinking 8 glasses of water each day has never been easier with this collection of infused water recipes for weight loss and clear skin!https://www.healthline.com/health/how-much-water-should-I-drink#recommendations

Independent Bookstore Day “Healthy Lifestyle” Book Signing

Come out and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us as I will be having a “Healthy Lifestyle” book signing from 11 am – 2 pm with a drawing for all that attend for a chance at a Free 30 Day Healthy New You Health Coaching Program. Please join us for all the fun events planned throughout the day.

Buffalo Books & Coffee

6 Division St E,

Buffalo, MN 55313

 

15 Teas for health benefits and ailments

Have you noticed the rise in popularity of tea drinking where you live? Tea shops are popping up as often as coffee houses! Beyond just the charm of drinking tea, science supports the health benefits of tea. Tea is wonderful for you! Black, green, oolong, herbal, white – there are so many choices. Let’s discuss the benefits of each type of tea and when to drink them.

 

 

Drinking teas is a wonderful way to support the body through detoxification. You can make tea hot or cold and squeeze in the juice of an astringent fruit such as grapefruit, lemon or lime to refresh and revitalize your cells. You can also make a combination of any two or three teas below. To make any medicinal tea, let steep for at least 5-10 minutes, and then consume or make into iced tea.

Do you have a favorite type of tea? Are you going to try a new recipe after reading all of the health benefits of tea?

https://helloglow.co/the-health-benefits-of-tea-15-teas-for-any-ailment/

 

Chronic Inflammation

Studies reveal a link between low levels of vitamin B6 & higher c-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of #inflammation.

We are learning that our diet has a significant impact on our overall health, including our immune system and on chronic inflammation.

The scientific research is clear: persistent or chronic inflammation plays a key role in the development of many chronic diseases and medical conditions. It is widely accepted in the healthcare community that controlling chronic inflammation is crucial in both helping to prevent, as well as to treat, a variety of medical conditions and chronic diseases.

One of the ways that will benefit your overall health is by incorporating the steps in the link below:  You will see a detailed guide on how to build your own workout routine and includes more than 30 minutes of video training by Nick Catlin, a two-time Olympian. It’s packed with practical tips and advice and is completely free.

https://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/workout-routines.html

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Gut Health

 

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  • After a year of invasive, expensive GI testing and no diagnosis, I’d almost given up.

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  • With these changes, I noticed a difference in 24 hours! I went from being home-bound 1/2 the day to freedom of movement and a whole new health and energy.
  • Digestive Disorders – IBS, Gas Bloat, reflux, Leaky Gut

Hormone Health

 

  • Are you Sick of Being Sick and Tired?
  • Adrenal Fatigue, Low Energy & Mood, Stress & Overwhelmed through adrenal health protocol
  • Hormone Imbalance – Menopause (hot flushes, moods, fatigue, and other menstrual difficulties)
  • Digestive Disorders – IBS, Gas Bloat, reflux, Leaky Gut while using the Gut Health protocol
  • Skin issues – Acne, eczema, rash, dermatitis,
  • Our techniques- add in hormone balancing foods, micronutrients for optimal health, blood sugar testing and stabilization through foods/combinations, reducing stress, Thyroid protocol, PH testing, and Liver Cleanse.

Update: We are excited to announce that we are now offering the FIT 22 Test. The list of foods and additives selected for the 22 panel are foods that most frequently yield reactions on the FIT Test. The foods tested are: gluten, whole wheat, egg white, egg yolk, cow’s milk, casein, candida, brewer’s yeast, banana, beef, broccoli, coffee, corn, chicken, peanut, tomato, white potato, almonds, pineapple, salmon, shrimp, and turmeric.

 

 

 

Chronic Inflammation and Disease; Pro-Inflammatory Foods, Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Inflammation and Diet – Infographic

9 Reasons Why Berries are the Healthiest Food to Eat When Dieting

Does one food work better than another? That’s the question on many minds, but is there really an answer? Most diets coincide with each other in one way or another, along with food components that aid in our weight loss* success.

Let’s take a look at why berries have such an impact when it comes to our health and diet goals.

A perfect diet doesn’t guarantee health and longevity. Let’s be realistic, our bodies run like a machine, if one or more of our parts are not working, how is it possible to manage a successful diet plan. These ties in with eating a balanced diet by consuming foods that research has shown are the best for bodies at any age.

Berries play a crucial role in dietary theories and have an important emphasis when it comes to reducing* other health ailments. Berries are one of the major dietary components of the following diets:

1. The Mind Diet – The Mind diet is a little easier to manage than the Mediterranean diet, which calls for daily amounts of fish and 3-4 daily servings of fruits, such as berries and cherries. The vegetable category has 15 dietary components, including 10 “brain healthy super foods“, which are green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil, and wine and five unhealthy groups that consist of red meats, butter & margarine, cheese, pastries & sweets, and fried or fast food.

2. The Abs Diet: The Abs diet consists of a 6 week plan that focuses on 12 super foods whose acronym spells “abs diet power”, which includes almonds & nuts, beans & legumes, spinach & other vegetables, dairy, instant oatmeal, eggs, turkey and other lean meat, peanut butter, olive oil, whole grains, more protein, raspberries and other berries.The real emphasis is on fiber, protein, calcium, and healthy fats. The Abs diet has a seven day meal plan that adds in all of these foods and tries to avoid any saturated and trans-fats, high fructose corn syrup, and refined carbs.

Benefit of Berries Info

3. The 3-Season Diet: It changes the diet preach season. During the fall & winter, the diet indicates foods high in protein & fat. During the spring, add in low fat foods, and during the summer, change to a high carbohydrate diet. Since the body craves soups, nuts, warm grains, and protein such as meat and fish during the winter to stay warm, then the feeling of lightness occurs in the spring to allow for low fat foods like salads, berries, and leafy greens and naturally high carbohydrate foods like fruits, including berries and vegetables in the summer to keep the body cool.

4. The pH Diet: It believes that eating too many acid forming foods causes blood and/or tissues to develop acid and that this promotes* disease, exhaustion, and anger. The pH diet can be balanced out by eating more alkaline producing foods that restore health, such as vegetables, some fruit, primarily low glycemic foods like berries and green apples, some whole grains, such as quinoa and millet, lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, some dairy, nuts, and olive oil. The alkaline blood may protect against disease, while the alkaline system may support benefits of weight loss* or maintaining an ideal weight, and keeping the alkaline stable may lead to greater mental clarity and focus.

5. The Engine 2 Diet: The Engine 2 diet suggests hot cereal with berries or homemade oat muffins. The lunch menu could consist of hummus-veggie pizzas or wild rice tacos, and dinner could be stuffed zucchini or homemade veggie burgers. The dessert option could be homemade fruit mousse or a date nut fruit pie.

The Engine 2 Diet

6. The Gout Diet : Gout Diet suggests limiting meat, poultry, and fish, while choosing more plant based proteins, and limiting or avoiding alcohol (especially beer), along with drinking plenty of water, and choosing low fat or fat free dairy products, and limiting or avoiding sugar, and choosing complex carbohydrates over refined or white carbs. Breakfast could be whole grain cereal with skim milk & fruit, especially dark berries, juice, and coffee. The lunch option could be lean poultry or fish on whole wheat bread with lettuce & tomato, and dinner might be baked chicken with steamed broccoli, a salad, fruit, especially dark berries, and a baked potato. The benefits are that it may naturally cure* gout, and encourages to eat whole foods.

7. The Starch Solution Diet: The diet created by Dr. John McDougall, includes potatoes, beans, rice, grains, and corn. The components consist of 70% starch, 20% vegetables, 10% fruits, such as berries and cherries, and 0% meat & dairy. Dr. McDougall believes starchy foods have been the driving force to trim, healthy bodies throughout human history and argues against skeptics by reiterating that starches helped to shape the Mayans, Aztecs, Egyptians, and civilizations of Ancient Asia.

8. The Anti-inflammatory Diet: Anti-inflammatory diet will provide steady energy and ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, along with dietary fiber, which helps lower inflammation, and protective phytonutrients, which is found in fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods. In order to aim for a goal of 40 grams of fiber a day, add berries as a topping or addition in your daily meals. The top fiber producing berries are elderberries allowing for 10 grams per 1 cup along with loganberries, raspberries and blackberries producing 8 grams per 1 cup. Catechins are flavonols, which are derived from anti-inflammatory fruits that support the antioxidant defense system. In order to get the phytonutrients that we need, aim for 3 -4 servings of fruits and vegetables per day from the following, especially berries, tomatoes, orange and yellow fruits, and dark leafy greens.

Anti-inflammatory Diet

9. The Atkins Diet is based on the fact that the body will burn fat for fuel when carbohydrates are significantly restricted, which allows individuals to reach their goal weight more quickly than if carbohydrate intake remained the same.There are four phases of the Atkins Diet: 1. Induction, restricting carbohydrates and focusing on protein, healthy fat, and vegetables to jump start the weight loss*. 2. Ongoing weight loss*, which suggests nuts, berries, and yogurt to add more variety and carbohydrates to add into the diet. 3. Pre-Maintenance, which suggests fruit and legumes. 4. Lifetime Maintenance, which suggests bread and grains. The Atkins diet’s main principles are focused on high protein, high fiber, low sugar, an emphasis on vitamins and minerals, and the elimination of trans fats.

Let’s take a look at some key points to the benefits of berries and why they have such a huge impact on dieting and a healthy lifestyle.

Berries are known for their antioxidants, which provide anthocyanins that are associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers, urinary tract health, memory function, and aid in healthy aging. They provide phytochemicals, which has been shown to have significant disease-fighting, cell-protecting antioxidant capacity, and are known as a top fiber superfood, which supports keeping you full longer, healthy GI tract, lowers blood cholesterol, and reduces* heart disease and effective diet results. But let’s not forget, that’s what makes this fruit a great diabetes-friendly snacking option. Of course, the fresh berries are going to provide the most powerful disease fighting capabilities. Research has shown benefits associated with cardiovascular and cognitive health and cancer and diabetes prevention, including keeping the brain sharp while lowering oxidative stress, blood pressure, inflammation, and arterial stiffness. They provide vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, magnesium, potassium, and copper and may help reduce* blood pressure and arterial stiffness. Scientists feel ellagic acid plays a major role in cancer prevention and tumor reversal due to its potent anti-carcinogen that provides antibacterial properties.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there really is no reason to not add berries to support in your weight loss* goals and add vitality, along with gaining longevity to your life.

As always, consult your health professional before starting any diet to ensure you are on the right track.

I hope this article finds you in good health.

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