Sunday, November 24, 2013
4 Days Till Thanksgiving - Try Some Vibrance -
Lemons are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, boost the immune system, aid in digestion, cleanse the liver, reduce fever, fight symptoms of cold and flu, fight fatigue and reduce gallstones. They’re also cancer fighting. A juiced lemon is the most concentrated and potent form of Vitamin C. Lemons are also rich in Vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, potassium, folic acid and flavonoids.
Celery is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, fights viral and bacterial infection, supports the digestive tract, aids in weight loss, boosts your immune system, aids in hydration, fights cancer and helps to lower blood pressure. It is also thought to alleviate pain from gout and rheumatism. It is full of Vitamin A, calcium and fiber.
Carrots benefit the health of your skin, eyes, digestion, heart and brain. They boost your immune system, fight aging, protect against Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, stroke, cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure and regulate blood sugar. Carrots are full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts to Vitamin A. They are also full of the B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Niacin, Folic acid, manganese, potassium and fiber.
Apples are a powerful antioxidant known to relieve digestive disorder. They are a liver stimulant, diuretic, detoxify the body, have laxative and antiseptic effects, stabilize blood sugar, lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce risks of cancer, heart disease, asthma and Type 2 diabetes. Apples are rich in Vitamin C, beta-carotene, folic acid, fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.
Sources: WebMD.com, MindBodyGreen.com, USDA nutrient data base for std reference, Wholefoods.com A friendly reminder: Always check with a health coach, nutritionist or health care professional when making any changes to your regular diet.