Chamomile

Happiness is seeing your homegrown chamomile bloom. Chamomile helps to calm down the nerves, soothe the skin and it is also said to be beneficial for digestion.

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Work it Out

At some point, most of us have procrastinated for working out and there are times when we just need a nudge to get our body moving. I am going to share a very simple yet important reason to give you that motivational nudge.

Blood circulation is of course an important system of our body. It helps to distribute nutrients across our body. It is important to get active and turn up our heart rate with some exercises that work for us. Working out also helps to maintain our body muscles and after all, heart is a muscle as well. For a good heart health, we need to maintain a healthy workout routine. There are of course many other factors that contribute to our heart health and many other benefits of exercising but I just wanted to share a quick motivation to give you that push. Note: It is also important to maintain your body’s water balance as you workout. Drink enough water to prevent dehydration and maintain a water balance to avoid water intoxication. Have a healthy workout!

Please note that I am just sharing a motivational message and you may want to consider a consultation with your health care/fitness professional for the right workout for your body.

Cook, not Burn

QUICK COOKING TIP: Foods rich in water-soluble vitamins should be cooked gently and not exposed to high heat in order to retain their nutritional value.

It is important to cook food at an appropriate temperature. Foods rich in Vitamins B and C should be cooked gently as these water-soluble vitamins have a low stability to heat. Next time you are cooking with broccoli, green leafy vegetables, potatoes or other food items rich in water-soluble vitamins, make sure to cook at low to medium heat and for the appropriate amount of time in order to avoid the loss of their vitamin value.

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Did you know?

QUICK HEALTH TIP: As always, it is best to avoid processed foods.

Did you know that processed foods made with trans fats are bad for your body’s cholesterol balance and eventually bad for your heart health?

Did you know that one processed cookie made with trans fats is usually the maximum amount of trans fats that you should be eating in a day?

Check these articles for more information:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/501704-recommended-intake-of-trans-fat/.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/05/14/health/trans-fats-who-2023-intl-bn/index.html

https://www.dairynutrition.ca/nutrients-in-milk-products/fat/natural-trans-fats

Source:

Andrews, J.M. “Recommended Intake of Trans Fat.” LIVESTRONG.COM. October 03, 2017. Accessed May 14, 2018. https://www.livestrong.com/article/501704-recommended-intake-of-trans-fat/.