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Prioritizing Wellness with NutraCleanse™

Wellness: isn’t is strange how we’re all ready and willing to pay top dollar for our favourite bottle of wine or the sports package on TV or a vacation, but we balk at the price of gym memberships and health food?

Investing in your own health is the best investment you can possibly make; if you’re unwell or your health is chronically compromised, everything else fades away.

So why do we find it so difficult to put our health on a pedestal and prioritize our own wellness? After all, we only get one chance to create the healthy lives we all want—why not do everything we can to tip the odds of that happy, healthy life in our favour?

Here are some ways to ensure a healthy body and mind:

DO these things:

  • Sleep: 7-8 hours per night.
  • Exercise: At least 30 minutes a day; 5 days a week.
  • Eat a plant-based diet: Incorporate lots of nutritious plant foods into your favourite meals!
  • Drink water: 8 cups a day, guys
  • Stretch: Everyday–motion is lotion.
  • Breathe mindfully: Try to be conscious about breath–especially if you’re feeling stressed out.
  • Practice what you enjoy: This is important.
  • Be grateful: Practicing gratitude every day leads to a happier life experience.
  • Say thank you: Because you should. Be thankful.

DON’T do these things:

  • Stress: Stress leads to inflammation, which is the cornerstone of disease.
  • Keep grudges: Because it’s not worth it. Be happy.
  • Forget what’s important: Remind yourself of what’s important to you every day.
  • Skimp on sleep: Sleep is necessary for cellular repair–it makes us look younger, feel good, and have more energy.
  • Eat empty calories: Why eat foods that do nothing to amplify your own wellness, when you can eat foods that your body craves?
  • Take your health for granted: Because we only get one body–take care of it.

It’s all about baby steps, right? One way to easily incorporate better health into your life, is to incorporate NutraCleanse™ into your diet. The ingredients in NutraCleanse™ have been shown to help lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, improve your digestive health, and increase your intake of important omega 3 fatty acids.

So try NutraCleanse™ today, and start investing in your health immediately. Your health matters—so improve it.

10 Foods That Help Fight Back-to-School Stress

If you or someone in your family suffers from back-to-school stress and anxiety, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s very common. And not just for students—many parents report feeling stressed out during this time of year, too.

For kids, back-to-school can be stress and anxiety provoking for several reasons, including the imminent social and academic pressures, changes in schedule, and new routines.

Kids won’t often vocalize these feelings of stress, but since our body (particularly our gut) is so in tune with our emotional wellbeing, stress often manifests itself into a tummy ache for kids.

So what can we eat to help calm our gut and mind at the same time? Here are 10 foods that are known to be stress-reducing:

Asparagus

Depression has long been linked to low levels of folic acid, and one food that boosts tons of this mood-enhancing nutrient is asparagus.

Blueberries

Just a handful of nutritional powerhouse blackberries pack a powerful punch of antioxidants and vitamin C, making them incredible stress-busters. When we’re stressed, our bodies need vitamin C and antioxidants to help repair and protect cells.

Avocado

Feelings of anxiety may be rooted in a B vitamin deficiency, since we need B vitamins for healthy nerves and brain cells. Luckily, avocados are rich in stress-relieving B vitamins. Also, they’re super high in monounsaturated fat and potassium, which help lower blood pressure.

Win-win!

Milk

Everyone knows that a glass of warm milk before bed is a time-tested remedy for insomnia. That’s because milk is high in antioxidants, vitamins B2 and B12, protein, and calcium. Milk can create a calming effect by lowering blood pressure, while the potassium in milk can help relieve muscle spasms triggered by feeling tense.

Oranges

There’s a reason orange juice is said to be part of the breakfast of champions: Vitamin C is another vitamin known to lower blood pressure and cortisol, which is a stress hormone.

Almonds

Almonds are rich in vitamins B2 and E, which are both stress-reducing vitamins. These nutrients help bolster the immune system during times of anxiety and stress.

Salmon

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps keep cortisol and adrenaline from spiking when you’re feeling tense. Since salmon is one of the very best sources of omega-3s, it’s a great choice for a couple of back-to-school dinners.

Turkey

That sleepy feeling you get after eating Thanksgiving dinner is due to the amino acid tryptophan found in turkey. Tryptophan signals the brain to release the feel-good chemical serotonin, which promotes calmness and even tiredness. Try making turkey soup for dinner and then packing your child leftovers for lunch the next day.

Spinach

Leafy greens aren’t usually most people’s idea of comfort food, but spinach can have a major comforting effect. It’s packed with magnesium, the mineral that helps regulate cortisol levels and promote feelings of well-being.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is another food that helps get the calm-inducing hormone serotonin flowing. Choose the big old-fashioned oats that require cooking instead of instant oatmeal.

Why?

Coarse oats are less processed and way higher in fiber, so they take longer to digest (meaning their calming effect lasts longer).

Consuming these foods on a regular basis for the first few weeks of back-to-school would be very helpful in keeping stress at bay. And since stress can often cause constipation (more blood flow to the brain equals less in the digestive system), we’re here to help with that, too.

NutraCleanse™

Just 1/3 cup NutraCleanse™ once per day can help alleviate constipation, due to it’s main ingredient: ground flax seed. Since flax seed is super high in fibre, NutraCleanse™ works really well in aiding temporary digestive issues like constipation. To order online, visit nutracleanse.biz.

Happy back-to-school! Keep calm, and eat on.

 

Spring Clean Your Digestive System

Spring has officially arrived, which has us all up in a serious cleaning frenzy! There’s something about the longer daylight hours and new life growing from the earth that triggers a desire to give everything a good polishing and re-organization; hence the expression ‘spring clean.’

From around the house to the yard, and perhaps—most importantly—within our own bodies, we’re on a mission to clean up!

It’s simple enough to pick up a broom and mop, sort a few boxes, and get rid of junk around the house you no longer have any use for. But initiating a good clean within our bodies might seem a little more daunting!

Essentially, the best way to begin a good spring clean is by focusing on polishing up your digestive system. In the spirit of March being Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we think these tips are quite fitting:

More Fibre

NutraCleanse™ can help add more fibre to your diet. Our product is made of primarily flax seed, which is the ultimate fiber superhero. In addition to flax, NutraCleanse™ also contains psyllium husk, which is also a great cleanse ingredient.

By adding NutraCleanse™ to your existing diet, you can turn almost all your favourite foods into high-fiber superstars. Check out this blog post, where we list our other favourite high-fibre foods for cleansing.

More Water

The best way to spring clean your digestive system is by drinking more water. Make a conscious effort to drink at least 2-3 litres of water a day to assist your body to flush out toxins and keep your colon lubricated and functioning smoothly.

Aside from water, fresh pressed juices are also a great way to clean your digestive system. These aren’t for everyone though, so do your research and understand what might work best for you, first.

More Rest, Less Stress

Good digestive health includes managing stress and getting proper rest. Making certain lifestyle changes aren’t always easy to do, as it may be dependent on your job or where you live. However, identifying anxiety-provoking stressors like certain foods, people, or sleep deprivation, and learning to manage them differently, is a big start.

Think about that yucky feeling in your gut when you are tired and stressed. That is your digestive system taking the brunt of it!

Better Exercise

Exercise and staying active goes hand in hand with improving the function of your digestive system. Simply heading outside to go for a walk every day for a minimum of 30 minutes will make a huge difference in how your body absorbs and processes the foods you eat.

Another bonus: you are more likely to manage a healthy body weight through regular exercise and feel more motivated to eat a regular healthy diet to keep excess weight off.

So go for it—take Spring on like a champ and get cleaning! Your house and your health will thank you. Learn where you can pick up a bag of NutraCleanse™ to add to your diet for even better digestive health benefits.

Visit our website https://www.nutracleanse.biz/ for more details. Happy Spring Clean!

 

The Greatest Wealth is Health

“The greatest wealth is health.”–Virgil

As we approach a new year, many of us are thinking about New Year’s resolutions to make that are both realistic and achievable. The beginning of the year is a perfect time to make changes and set goals for the year ahead.

Maybe you’re planning on booking a trip, taking up a new hobby or simply spending more time with loved ones. These are most certainly achievable and realistic, but one key component is required in order to do these—good health. At the end of the day, no matter what our resolutions are, you’re not going to get much accomplished if you are not generally healthy.

Bad habits can be hard to break, and beginning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is certainly not a one-step process that will happen overnight. Each of us will have unique set of needs for achieving overall good health which may include physical activity, diet changes, and mental well-being.

Regardless of your age, gender, or physical ability, the commitment and change of mindset for living a healthier lifestyle, we can promise you, you won’t regret it. After all, the greatest wealth is health, and here are 3 valuable reasons why:

Weight Control

greatest wealth is health

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, almost 60% of Canadians are overweight. By achieving a proper weight level, an overweight person will significantly reduce their risk of serious life threatening diseases and improve their general strength, flexibility and energy level and state of mind.

Two very important lifestyle changes must happen to achieve weight loss goals:

Diet: Cutting out those bad eating habits and switching to a healthy, balanced diet is one of the most important steps to promoting good health. Plan ahead when making your grocery lists. Choose plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole-grain products (NutraCleanse™ is a good one), lower-fat dairy products or alternatives, lean meats, fish, beans and nuts.

Exercise: Being active to achieve and maintain a healthy weight doesn’t mean you need to commit to hours and hours each week going to a gym. By simply heading outside to go for a walk every day for a minimum 30 minutes will make a huge difference.

Other activities may include, swimming, yoga, riding a bike or paddle boarding. There is something for everyone when it comes to physical activity so no matter what it is, stick to it and those extra pounds will begin to shed off in no time.

Stress Reduction

Stress Reduction for the New Year

Overall good health includes mental well being and managing stress. Reducing stress decreases your chance of depression, anxiety, heart disease or even cancer. It’s important to identify your triggers and take action to avoid them and learn methods to cope with them. A healthy lifestyle will naturally decrease your stress levels.

Other ways of reducing stress include doing things that make you happy. Express yourself in writing or painting, walk the dog, do some volunteer work or relax on a beach. Find ways that make you feel relaxed and stress-free.

Disease Elimination

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Living a lifestyle that is conducive to good health, fitness, and mental well-being is beneficial in many ways, including reducing the risk of developing serious diseases, diabetes or cancer.

In addition, a healthy lifestyle also promotes lower blood pressure, reduces the likelihood of injuries and falls, and improves overall mental well-being. The length of a person’s life can be significantly extended when following a healthy lifestyle and there is truly nothing of greater value.

As you reflect on the year past and look forward to 2017, consider your health as your greatest wealth. We can help you achieve or maintain good health with NutraCleanse™, our natural food product based on a 150-year-old Finnish recipe that you can trust.

Learn where you can pick up our product and get started by visiting our website at https://www.nutracleanse.biz/. Happy New Year from all of us at NutraCleanse™!