My Story: Diane Romero

 Name: Diane Romero
 Hometown: Roseville, CA
 Gigs: Hospice caretaker, Reliv part-time
 Reliv Regimen: Reliv Classic®, Arthaffect®, FibRestore®, Innergize!®
 Unwilling to Surrender: “Prior to Reliv, I had two gel injections in my left knee that would only work for a couple of months. My doctor told me to swallow my pride and get a cane.” Continue reading “My Story: Diane Romero”

Vitamin C: A Nutritional MVP

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New_OrangesWhen we get enough, vitamin C can help detoxify our bodies, promote healing of cells and help us handle stress. It also supports good bacteria in the stomach, neutralizes free radicals, protects us from pollution, and much more. Continue reading “Vitamin C: A Nutritional MVP”

Garlic: Good for More than Keeping Vampires Away

SubscribeButton-webgarlicIt’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.