Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Pure Diet

A diet of fresh fruit and vegetables is considered pure.
~ The Yoga Directory

Food influences behavior, health and certain foods are thought to be a reflection of a person's mental purity. Pure foods (free of artificial flavorings and preservatives) such as: fruit, vegetables, herbs and whole grains, increase energy, calm the mind, add stamina and enhance vitality.

So, get started today on a Pure Diet and increase your energy, calm your mind, enhance your vitality and add stamina! If you are not eating enough fruits and vegetables.....Check out my Healthy Family Juice Plus site!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Keep the Bugs Away the Natural Way

The mosquito population increases during the summer time along with the use of insect repellants. When we chose to use eco friendly insect repellants, we chose to sustain the environment.

In the article, Outdoor Eco-Tips for Summer, Katie Sorenson recommends that we use an eco- friendly repellant candle that does not contain citronella (which may irritate skin and cause dermatitis). "If you are planning on using citronella candles outside, look for organic made candles. Many candle companies will have organically made options, says Sorenson."

Sorenson suggests the use of lemon grass as a natural mosquito repellant. Lemon Grass can be purchased from your local garden store or planted in your yard. When you rub the stalk of the lemon Grass on your skin, it will keep the bugs from biting you the Natural Way!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Add More Color to Your Diet for Better Health

" A Colorful Diet of Whole Foods is Vital to Optimal Health"

Research shows that colorful fruits and vegetables contain essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients that our bodies need for optimal health & wellness. In fact, the more red, orange, green, yellow and blue fruits and vegetables that you eat, the more healthy promoting properties your body will get. Here is a list of colorful fruits and vegetables along with health benefits:

Deep Reds or Bright Pinks- Tomatoes, watermelon, papaya and pink grapefruit are all loaded with antioxidants and helps the body fight heart disease and cancer.

Orange- Sweet potatoes, carrots, mangos and apricots all contain betacarotene, which enhances your immune system. Orange fruits and vegetables are also rich in fiber, loaded with B Vitamins and Vitamin C.

Bright yellow- Pineapples, corn and pears are rich in fiber, vitamin C, bromelain, manganese and carotenoids are health enhancing with great taste!

Blues and Purples- Blueberries are high in flavonoids, phytonutrients, antioxidants, Vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Moreover, study shows that blueberries are great for your memory.

Greens- Spinach, collards, kales and brocolli contain carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

The Centers for disease control and the 5 A day partnership encourages you to sample the color spectrum of Green, Red, yellow orange and Blue fruits & vegetables. If you are not eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, don't worry there is a supplement thats the next best thing to fruits & vegetable.... Juice Plus!

Juice Plus contains 17 fruits & vegetables, oats and grains. Moreover, studies show that Juice plus delivers key antioxidants, helps support immune system and positively impacts cardovascular health.

Every week at my Child care center I share information about the benefits of Juice Plus because it is safe and backed by research. Also, in my monthly Healthy Child Newsletter, information about eating more fruits/vegetables is provided. Check out my Juice Plus site and feel free to contact me with any questions.

With Your Health in mind!
Shiketa Morgan

Check out The Four Doctors Video on the Importance of Whole Food Nutrition

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