Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tips

Quick and simple tips to help in healthy living.

  • A cup of broccoli has as much calcium as a glass of milk.
  • Pears contain lignin, an insoluble fiber that helps to usher cholesterol out of the body.
  • Enzymes are the most fragile nutrient; they are the first to be lost in the cooking process.
  • Putting cinnamon sticks in your drink, or sprinkling just a tiny amount on food, will make your insulin release much more efficient.
  • Oats contain twice as much protein as brown rice and are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates to maintain energy levels.
  • Parsley is a stress-buster, and studies have shown it to be effective in reducing depression, lowering cholesterol & strengthening kidneys.
  • Broccoli is one of nature's most potent super foods, and has almost twice as much protein as steak: 11.2 g per 100 calories.
  • Two ounces of almonds give you more than 50% of your daily magnesium requirement, a mineral that's important for heart health.
  • In the 1940s Dr. Fred Klenner routinely cured polio and other viral diseases with intravenous vitamin C - instead of vaccination.
  • When we worry, we spark a chemical reaction in the body, creating excess free radical activity within our cells.
  • With proper nutrient intake, calorie restriction has been shown to increase mean and maximum life span and decrease oxidative damage.
  • When following a plant-based diet, using flax seed oil or ground flax seed daily will help meet the essential fat needs of the body.
  • The incidence of type-1 diabetes is higher in children who are fed cow's milk formula or who are fed cow's milk before six months of age.
  • If you are eating a plant-based diet without junk in it you are likely consuming all the calcium you need.
  • Pomegranates are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. They also contain potassium, fiber, vitamin C and niacin.
  • Sodium and high amounts of animal protein cause renal excretion of calcium, negatively affecting the calcium balance of the body.
  • Kale is a rich source of a group of potent phytochemicals that help prevent certain cancers as well as age-related macular degeneration.
  • Raspberries are very low in calories and very high in vitamin C. They are an excellent antioxidant and their seeds are quite high in fiber.
  • Garlic has been shown to slow cholesterol synthesis, lower blood pressure, lower atherosclerosis and even improve memory function.
  • Refined sugar was considered a high society party drug in the middle ages and given to soldiers to make them fight more viciously.
  • Parsley is very versatile; it sweetens the breath, is an effective diuretic, helps to lower cholesterol and strengthens the kidneys.
  • Blackberries are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins C and K, folic acid and manganese. They also have high antioxidant strength.
  • The ancient Greeks and Romans thought so highly of celery that used it to crown the heads of distinguished guests.
  • Celery is not only an excellent source of fiber and natural sodium, it is one of the best natural tranquilizers there is.
  • Strawberries are, weight for weight, a better source of vitamin C than oranges. They are also a rich source of ellagic acid!
  • Blueberries are the only food that have been shown to not only prevent, but to actually reverse abnormal physical and mental decline.
  • "[Figs] increase the strength of young people, preserve the elderly in better health and make them look younger with fewer wrinkles." -Pliny
  • Figs are an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, potassium and a number of essential vitamins.
  • Bananas have been shown to help decrease the risk of stroke, relieve heartburn, prevent ulcers and speed recovery from diarrhea.
  • Nuts have been shown to lower cholesterol and are a great source of fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, folate and vitamin E.
  • Cruciferous vegetables contain thyroid inhibitors known as goitrogens. Soy and fluoride can also impede thyroid function.