5 Steps to Better Women’s Health

SubscribeButton-webwomenshealth1-webMany women are notorious multi-taskers who function best with a list in hand. Yet often you’re left off your own “to-do” list while you care for everyone else. You’ve heard it before: To be able to better care for others, you must take care of yourself. And if mama’s happy, everyone’s happy!

Make every day Mother’s Day. For you — and for your family depending on you — treat yourself to the gift of better health. Just follow this five-step checklist…

1. Boost breast health.

Nutrition plays a vital role in breast health. Make sure you’re topping off your day with enough vitamin D. In the Nurses’ Health Study, women who had higher blood levels of vitamin D had a 30 percent reduced breast cancer risk.

New studies also suggest that regular, moderate consumption of soy foods lowers the incidence of breast cancer. Aim for at least 11 grams of soy per day. Just one serving of Reliv Now® or Reliv Classic® includes 7 grams of soy protein plus an optimal blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs.

Antioxidants such as selenium and beta carotene promote breast health by enhancing the immune system. So eating a well-rounded diet plentiful in fruits and vegetables along with your daily Reliv shakes is a good start toward healthier breasts.

2. Strengthen your bones.

Calcium’s role in bone health is widely understood, but other nutrients can play a significant role as well. Research shows the isoflavones found in soy foods may prevent osteoporosis. In addition, studies show the polyphenols in green tea help build bone strength. Reliv’s SoySentials® women’s health formula brings these nutrients together in synergistic combination for maximum benefit.

3. Lose weight.

It seems every woman wants to lose at least a few pounds to look and feel better. But who has time to calculate points, calories, carbs or grams? Losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated. Reliv’s Slimplicity® Weight Loss System combines a delicious, meal-replacement shake rich in satisfying soy protein with Accelerator Capsules containing breakthrough ingredients to curb your appetite and boost your metabolism. The simple system also includes a pedometer, exercise and food journal, meal plans and ongoing support to help you lose weight the healthy way and keep it off.

4. Manage PMS and menopausal symptoms.

If premenstrual syndrome (PMS) makes you feel a bit monstrous every month, bump up your vitamin B intake — specifically thiamin and riboflavin. Research shows these B vitamins can reduce PMS symptoms by 35 percent. Other research also shows diets rich in calcium and vitamin D can help symptoms while even lowering the risk of developing PMS in the first place.

When menopausal symptoms are a menace, work more soy into your diet. Isoflavones, found in soy, can reduce the frequency of the annoying hot flashes due to menopause. Black cohosh also can help reduce hot flashes and improve mood.

Reliv’s SoySentials contains a unique blend of soy protein (a whopping 10 grams per serving), potent antioxidants, probiotics and herbs to ease the symptoms of PMS and menopause. The carefully balanced ingredients work together to promote bone health, support the immune system and keep your body performing at its peak.

5. Find more energy.

Exercise actually boosts energy levels so you can get more done in a day. Exercise also promotes weight loss and benefits your bones, breasts and heart. Meanwhile, being active helps reduce energy-sucking stress. To amp up your energy even more, try Reliv’s 24K™, a caffeine-free, sugar-free energy drink with 24 health-promoting ingredients. These include resveratrol, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids to break through brain fog, reduce stress and increase energy. With 24K, you’ll be able to fly through your to-do list with energy left over to enjoy your family and friends!


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