The leaves are starting to turn and the air is crisp. Pumpkin spice everything is hitting the shelves and making its way into our homes. Fall is officially here! What better time to get outside and active with your family than in the breezy, bright red and orange, 60-degree weather? Here are some ideas t get you started: Continue reading “Fall Into Fall: Get Active with Your Family!”
I was not the dress size that I wanted to be when I began my journey three years ago to become healthier. I started drinking Reliv shakes and working out at a gym. I was able to drop a size and then two more when I added kickboxing to my regimen! It’s a huge accomplishment for me and I feel better than ever when I slip on my skinny jeans and they are buttoned, zipped and comfortable. I am now healthy inside and out through exercise and Reliv!
It’s almost Halloween, and we know everyone is stocking up on garlic and wooden stakes for their protection against those night-walking vampires. But garlic holds many other protective benefits. Garlic contains manganese, tryptophan, phosphorous, copper, protein, vitamin B1, B6 and C at only 42 calories per ounce.
Vitamin C: Prevents the oxidation of your LDL (bad cholesterol). Oxidized LDL can lead to damage of your blood vessel walls.
Vitamin B6: Lowers the levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Selenium: Aids in slowing the oxidation of LDL and so lowers the risk of coronary artery disease; also activates prostaglandins, which aid in the expansion and constriction of blood vessels, and regulate blood pressure.
Other Health Benefits of Garlic
● produces hydrogen sulfide gas, which helps to expand blood vessels and keep blood pressure in check
● may help improve iron metabolism
● has the ability to lower triglycerides and total cholesterol
● can help protect against blood clots by preventing the platelets from becoming too sticky
Preparation Tips: After chopping or crushing, let the garlic rest for a few minutes before adding it to a hot pan. And when cooking with garlic, add at the end of the recipe to maintain the most nutrition and taste.
Reliv nutritional products containing garlic include Reliv Now®, Reliv Classic® and FibRestore®. Not a garlic lover? Try a berry flavored CardioSentials® shake from Reliv instead. CardioSentials is clinically proven to lower risk factors for heart disease.