Skin Care Tips vol. 4/issue 5

5 Super Nutrients for a Healthier Life

 

So, what’s the secret to a healthier lifestyle? 2 of the biggest factors are exercise and watching what you eat. Adding these five nutrients to your diet is a great place to start.

  1. Soy – Soy has an impressive resume. Adding soy to your diet has been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart attack, help women manage hot flashes and it’s high in iron. Add products that provide 10 grams of soy protein per serving, three times a day, the American Heart Association claims that this will lower and help manage your cholesterol.
  2. Fiber – Studies have shown that dietary fiber clearly lowers your blood cholesterol. High-fiber foods are also digested slowly, which keeps them from causing blood sugar spikes. Fiber also helps to keep us regular and aids in weight control. With our passage to processed foods, most of us should double our fiber intake to reap its benefits.
  3. Antioxidants – Think color! Foods that are red, green, orange or deep purple contain health-enhancing nutrients that protect against heart disease and cancers. These foods also improve your memory, sense of balance and your cognitive skills.
  4. Calcium – Dairy products are your best source of calcium. Skim milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cheeses are great to help avoid saturated fats. While adding calcium to your diet be sure to add weight-bearing exercises and walk whenever possible. Take the stairs, park far from the mall…your bones will thank you later.
  5. Water – Most of us do not drink enough water. Water is needed to flush toxins, hydrate tissue and keep energy levels up. Water also helps fiber do its job. If plain water isn’t your thing, try adding fruit slices or a sprig of mint.

Change your diet slowly…take one step at a time!

 

“Serious Skin Care Made Simple!”

Nettie Bunton, Owner
Purple Emu, Ltd.
www.purpleemu.com

 

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