Healthy Eating

The Five Minute Breakfast

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 Five Minute Breakfast

Do you want to feel better, think better and lose or maintain a healthy attractive weight? Start eating breakfast everyday.

Eat Food Alive to Thrive: Eating for a Strong Immune System

Winter power foods are citris fruits like oranges, grapefruit, tangerines; frozen blueberries, carrots cooked and raw, yogurt, leafy green vegtables, the darker the green the more nutritious, warm hearty soups, complex carbohydrates like whole grains, brown rice, oatmeal, Lean protein. Remember you do need healthy fats every day with your foods. Use olive oil, add flax oil to salad or veggies or oatmeal. In winter the fat helps give us energy to stay warm.

Acidophilus: When to take them.

Whenever you take antibiotics or have diarrhea, your acidophilus cultures are depleted. Another way you can know if your cultures are low, is to look in the mirror, stick out your tongue, and look at it. Your tongue should look evenly smooth and pink. If the tip or sides are red or scalloped, if there is a white coating, or it is red and glossy, it is a sign your cultures are low and you need to supplement. You can eat lots of plain yoghurt every day. If this is not your taste, you can purchase a supplement containing at least two different cultures.

Acidophilus Probiotics: Why do we need them?

What makes Acidophilus foundational to the immune system?  Acidophilus is also called a PROBIOTIC.  There are many strains of these friendly bacteria.These  friendly bacteria live from mouth to anus, all through the Gastro Intestinal tract, vagina and other parts.  They help maintain the body's delicate acid-base balance.

Allergy Season is Here!

Autumn is breezing in with lots of falling leaves and allergy season.  Allergies are about an IMMUNE reaction.  Your immune system can be strengthened in several ways.

Nutritionally with foods and vitamin supplements. Vitamin C and Acidophilus are the bottom row of nutritional bricks for your immune system. Eat more fruits and vegetables with Vitamin C; Oranges, grapefruit, broccoli, plain Yogurt. drink kefir.

To supplement consider:  Vitamin C with Rose Hips or Acerola. 1000mg several times a day for adults. Children can safely take 500mg three or four times a day. Chewable are available.