Don’t Let Winter Freeze out Fresh Produce

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WinterProduce-webThe farmers markets are closed and your motivation to venture out to your local grocery store is as low as the temperatures outside. Winter tends to bring out the laziest in all of us as the cold weather tempts us to stay inside with the warm glow of the TV screen supporting our idle position on the couch. Although the cold may make your trip to the store difficult and uncomfortable, don’t give up on finding healthy produce during the most frigid season of the year.
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Spice up Your Health with Cayenne Pepper

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No pain, no gain; at least when it comes to cayenne pepper, that is. Research has found that the cayenne pepper has several health benefits that can help give you a nutritional boost. The presence of an extraordinary substance known as capsaicin is what truly gives the cayenne pepper its extraordinary effect on overall health. So add a little spice to your diet for a range of health benefits. Continue reading “Spice up Your Health with Cayenne Pepper”

5 Ways Travel Promotes Good Health

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Everybody loves a fun and relaxing vacation away from the demanding pressures of reality. In fact, recent research is showing that travel is not only beneficial for the soul, but for the body as well. Here are five great reasons to pack your bags for an adventure and promote your well-being all at the same time. It’s all in the name of health, right? Continue reading “5 Ways Travel Promotes Good Health”

Nutrient Focus: Vitamin E

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VitaminEYour body needs a variety of vitamins and minerals to optimally function. To keep your body running in top shape, it’s important to keep some key vitamins in your system. One of these crucial vitamins is Vitamin E, which is found in Reliv products like products like Reliv Classic®, Reliv Now®, Fibrestore®, SoySentials® and Reliv Now® for Kids. Continue reading “Nutrient Focus: Vitamin E”

Resolutions Worth Keeping

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Lose weight. Take a cooking class. Travel to Spain. The New Year is just a week away, and you’ve probably got some resolutions or goals in mind. A 2007 study from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year’s resolutions fail. However, the success rate went up dramatically when they engaged in goal setting and made their goals public to get support from friends. How can you give yourself a fighting chance of achieving your goals? Continue reading “Resolutions Worth Keeping”

Gracious Holiday Hosts

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Blog_HolidayHostGuestThe holidays are a time to gather with friends and loved ones, even those who live far away. Chances are you’ll be hosting some guests this holiday season, or perhaps you’ll be a guest in someone else’s home. Having a house full of guests can be stressful, but that stress can be easily avoided with a little planning. Being a wonderful host or guest is a great way to enhance the holiday season for everyone around you. Here are some thoughtful and fun ways to make sure your guests want to return and that they’ll return the invitation. Continue reading “Gracious Holiday Hosts”

Ditching the Holiday Weight Gain

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The giving season has arrived! Christmas music rules the radio, wreaths dress our doors and Christmas trees glow through frosted windows. As families prepare for this year’s holiday season, kitchens everywhere will begin to smell of cinnamon, freshly baked cookies and every dangerously sweet treat we avoided so carefully all year long. Continue reading “Ditching the Holiday Weight Gain”

The Power of the Pomegranate

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Throughout history, pomegranates have inspired artists, writers and countless cultures as a symbol of good fortune. Recently, clinical studies have revealed what good fortune this juicy, crowned fruit can offer you in addition to its unique and sweet taste. As it turns out, this tree-grown treat is one of the best fruits out there for you! Punicalagins, compounds found only in pomegranates, are to thank for many of the fruit’s powerful health benefits, especially its heart benefits. Punicalagins have been shown to lower both cholesterol and blood pressure. Continue reading “The Power of the Pomegranate”

We’re Nuts for Healthy Snacks

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If you’re looking for a heart-healthy snack, look no further than nuts! Cashews, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts — they all contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients that can help lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. High LDL is one of the primary causes of heart disease, so it’s good to incorporate nuts into your diet.

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Celebrating National Health Literacy Month

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LiteracyMonth-webOdds are somebody has passed the old rhyme, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” your direction. While you should see your primary doctor for routine checkups and any medical concerns, those apples are a wonderful starting point to a healthy life. It’s all about taking preventative steps for your health. The internet is filled with sites that can help you do just that, and to celebrate October as National Health Literacy Month, we’ve listed our favorite health and wellness resources on the web. Continue reading “Celebrating National Health Literacy Month”