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Preventing Colds This Winter

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Winter is almost upon us and meteorologists are already saying we may be in for some nasty, cold weather.  Be prepared ahead of time and take these precautions to keep yourself as healthy as possible this winter:

  • Dress warmly (even when you feel like you can walk outside without a jacket - don’t)
  • Eat warm foods such as soups and chilis, and drink warm beverages such as hot water with lemon or green tea
  • Maintain a diet rich in nutrition
  • Before you do any winter chores such as shoveling, make sure you do a small warmup
  • Get lots of sleep
  • Wash your hands often

10 Foods You Should Know About and Why

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

There are some foods that taste good but don’t provide us with any nutritional benefits. And on the other hand, there are foods that have a lot to offer by way of positive effects on our physical health. Maintaining a good diet is one of the most important aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle. Take a look at these power foods listed below to find what they’re capable of, and do your best to include them in your regular diet.

    Tomatoes

  • Reduce the risk of prostate and other cancers of the digestive tract
  • Powerful anti-oxidant
  • Source of Vitamin C
    Spinach

  • Packed with iron and folate (a vitamin B)
  • Helps your blood vessels
  • Can reduce heart related diseases
  • Helps prevent macular degeneration of the eyes
    Red Wine

  • Grape skins have powerful antioxidants
  • Helps to boost good HDL cholesterol levels
  • Assists to prevent the hardening of blood vessels
  • Be careful how much you drink (shouldn’t be more than one glass a day – or 6 ounces)
    Nuts

  • Have lots of good fats
  • Help lower blood levels of triglycerides and bad LDLs
  • Help raise good HDL cholesterol levels
  • Contain vitamin E – acting as an antioxidant
  • Be careful not to eat too much since they are high in calories
    Broccoli

  • Full of phytochemicals which are helpful in the detoxification of cancer-causing substances
  • Helps reduce risk of breast, colon and stomach cancers
  • Rich in betocarotene, fiber, vitamin C
    Oats

  • Help lower cholesterol
  • Contain lots of fibre
  • Help clear the intestines
  • May help lower blood pressure
  • Contain anti-oxidants
  • Help with weight management - you feel full faster
    Salmon

  • Contains Omega 3s which help prevent atherosclerosis
  • Helps keep the blood vessels clean
  • Assists with triglycerides
  • Lowers bad LDLs
  • Helps those with inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • This is known as a brain food and may possibly protect the brain from Alzheimer’s Disease
    Garlic

  • Helps protect the heart
  • Helps reduce cholesterol levels
  • Has antibacterial and antifungal powers
    Green Tea

  • Has photochemicals with antioxidant properties
  • Many assist with prevention of cancers
  • Lowers risk of stomach, esophageal and liver cancers
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Inhibits cavity causing bacteria
    Blueberries

  • Loaded with anti-oxidants
  • Combat free radical damage linked to heart disease and cancer
  • May boost brain power
  • Help fight off urinary tract infections, and can prevent E. coli bacteria from sticking to the bladder wall
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