Sometimes quick and easy-to-digest facts are most helpful for improvements in our health. Too often, we focus in on negative things that we do. I want to give you a quick list of 15 easy health steps that are fun! You can start doing some of these today to improve your health.
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1. Sage is Super
Sage, a great flavor-enhancer for foods, truly may make your memory better.
Add some sage to your dinner by using a pinch of dried or fresh in just about any dish you make. Add some sage essential oil to your diffuser as well or apply to your skin for a quick mood boost!
2. Raw is Right
Eat some raw vegetables every day. Choose some you like! Raw vegetables have natural probiotics and enzymes that help improve digestion.
3. Parsley Performs
Eating parsley or parsley seeds may reduce bloating and swelling. This in turn makes you feel better and happier.
Add some parsley to a smoothie or simply mix in your salads and evening meals for an extra fresh taste.
4. Is Vitamin E for Me?
Vitamin E is not one vitamin. There are 8 types of vitamin E.
Many people are deficient in this essential antioxidant. Choose natural vitamin E for best health.
Focus in on eating more seeds, spices, and unprocessed foods to protect your body with this natural antioxidant!
5. Love Some Chia
Chia seeds have zero net carbohydrates and are rich in minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Chia seeds are great added to yogurts, smoothies, salads, oatmeal and more. They are a great way to feel more full and satisfied without all the calories each and every time you eat them! Super easy health with just one add-on: chia.
6. Lemongrass Brings the ZZZs
Lemongrass is bright and cheerful in scent, but also brings the chill and relaxation. Lemongrass as essential oil may improve sleep quality and duration.
Add some fresh lemongrass to meals for an extra zing in flavor. You can also use it for teas. Grab some high-quality lemongrass essential oil for diffusing in the evening for a restful night.
7. Fish Food is Brain Food
Eating fish high in omega 3 fats and fish oil stimulates the production of endocannabinoids [R].
Translation: omega 3 fats are likely protective for the brain and may help serve to repair brain and nerve tissue.
Eat some wild salmon, light tuna, shrimp, or sardines for an omega 3 boost. Don’t like fish? Consider adding wild game into your diet.
High-quality fish oil supplements can be a cost effective way to increase your omega 3’s. Try the Lifelong Vitality Pack.
8. Ginger is Gorgeous
Ginger helps reduce symptoms of heartburn and indigestion as well as nausea.
Easy health tip: drink some ginger tea or eat some crystallized ginger after your meals. It’s got a nice and spicy bite that helps calm down an upset belly!
9. Orange You Glad You Had an Orange?
Oranges have a pigment called beta-cryptoxanthin that may reduce the risk of arthritis.
Orange peels are rich in limonene, which is good for your immune system as well. Add a half of an orange to your slow cooker meals to enhance the flavor and nutrition of any dish.
10. Don’t Be So Sensitive
Food sensitivities cause inflammation in the body and even on the skin.
Identify food sensitivities by removal for at least 3 weeks. Once removed, the body may breathe a sigh of relief by releasing that inflammation. Although not an easy health tip necessarily, it becomes second nature before you know it.
11. Fungus Among Us
Mushrooms aren’t just delicious, they are medicinal.
Edible mushrooms are used around the globe to help the immune system function. They are even are used in cancer treatments in some countries. You can sneak mushrooms into dishes by chopping them up in a food processor if you aren’t too fond of the texture. Mix them in a marinara, soup, or casserole today!
12. The Weed that Delivers
Seaweed has precious iodine, which is a nutrient that is deficient in about 75% of Americans.
Lack of iodine may cause damage to the thyroid and breast tissue. If you don’t like seaweed taste, you can supplement with kelp.
13. Cassanova’s Celery
Legends of celery’s potency runs deep. Research is now proving it’s strength.
Celery may help stimulate the growth of nerve stem cells. Celery can be added to smoothies, stir-fry, soups, salads and more.
Celery is very cleansing and refreshing. Add some to your smoothies, salads, stir-fries and more.
14. Happy Bugs
Probiotics and fermented foods help make serotonin and GABA, happy brain chemicals.
Fermented foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, cheeses, kefir, tempeh, natto, and pickles.
15. Oh It’s Oregano!
We have simple tools in our life that can dramatically improve our health.
By adding in a few of these tips, you may see quick improvements in your immunity, mood and more.
As with anything, make sure to check with your doctor before making any major changes in your lifestyle.
The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body and is shared for educational purposes only. Consult your doctor or healthcare provider before making changes to your supplement regimen or lifestyle.
Heidi Moretti, MS, RD is The Healthy RD. A registered dietitian for 20 years, has a passion for functional nutrition and natural medicine. Has researched supplements and plants as medicine throughout her career. Loves helping people gain function and vitality by tackling the root causes of illness.