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Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #274

Look for the Nutrition Facts table on packaged foods. The Nutrition Facts table, along with the ingredient list and nutrition claims (such as a package that identifies a food is “high in fibre”) can help you make informed food choices. Use the Nutrition Facts table to compare the nutrients in food products more easily. Compare …

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Healthy Living Tip #270

Breakfast is often called “the most important meal of the day” for good reason! A morning meal helps refuel the body after a night’s sleep and contributes essential nutrients important for children’s healthy growth and development. Eating a nutritious breakfast helps children pay full attention and learn well at school and can help promote a …

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Healthy Living Tip #269

Water is essential and can be an inexpensive way to quench your thirst. Milk and 100% juices are also nutritious fluid choices. Encourage children to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, especially water. Replenish fluids with plenty of water before, during and after physical activity and when the weather is hot. Water is the …

Healthy Supplements

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba’s flavonoids and terpenoids are believed to account for Ginkgo biloba’s beneficial health effects. Flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants, and studies have revealed that flavonoids protect the nerves, heart muscle, blood vessels, and retina from damage. Terpenoids aid blood flow by dilating the blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of platelets. Ginkgo biloba was used …

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Wheat Grass

Increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It cleanses the blood, organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris. Wheatgrass also stimulates metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body. Stimulates the thyroid gland, correcting obesity, indigestion, and a …

Healthy Supplements

Oat Grass

Oat grass is a good source of many essential nutrients. Oat grass is a good source of vitamins A, C, E and K, pantothenic acid, chlorophyll, lecithin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Up to 30 percent of oat grass by weight is amino acids, which your body uses as the building blocks of proteins. …

Healthy Supplements

Moringa

This whole food plant contains high amounts of protein, all eight essential amino acids, a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, and a plethora of phytonutrients and other powerful disease-fighting antioxidants. Moringa is quickly becoming a go-to plant for combating malnutrition, treating inflammation, promoting healthy blood flow, and preventing infection. Moringa increases the natural defenses …