Infusing Your Water

Infusing Your Water

Infusing your water with organic fruits, herbs and veggies can give you a safe and gentle cleanse while speeding up your metabolism.

Infuse your water wth organic fruits, herbs & veggies to speed up your metabolism.
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Infusing water is often referred to as a detox drink which gently detoxes the body while hydrating the body. Dehydration can be a major health problem. If you are one of the many people who rarely ever drink water, you will probably love infusing your water to stay hydrated.

You can stay hydrated by adding any combination of fruits, veggies, herbs, spices and edible flowers into cold water. There’s no need to worry about calories, sugar and artificial flavorings. Keep it simple and choose organic produce and herbs that you enjoy!

Organic is always the best choice to avoid pesticides and residues, and always wash your produce and thoroughly rinse your herbs before adding to your water.

After cleaning all your produce, you can use a quart size Mason jar with lid or a pitcher. Also, you can buy an infuser bottle or pitcher… it just depends on your preference and lifestyle. If you are on the go all day, you might prefer one of the BPA free infuser bottles. These are available in many shapes and sizes.

After you select your container, simply add all of your choices along with purified cold or room temperature water. Give it a couple of hours for the flavors to blend into the water as the flavors improve with time. You can eat the fruit later, although it has been diluted with water and may not suit your taste buds!

Now it’s time to GET HYDRATED and start infusing your water to boost your metabolism and gently cleanse your body!


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Improving Your Gut Health

Improving Your Gut Health

Improving Your Gut Health

Improving your gut health is one of the most important things you can do for your body; and it’s important to know the most common symptoms that are a good indication that your  good bacteria have been compromised, and the bad bacteria has taken over. Do you often have any of the following symptoms?

Gas or bloating

Indigestion or heartburn after meals

Irregular bowel movements (diarrhea or constipation)

Food allergies or sensitivities

Frequent colds, sinus infections, etc.

When your good bacteria are in control you are in a state of symbiosis; and when the bad bacteria outnumber the good bacteria, you are in a state of dysbiosis which leaves the door open for illness. Your good bacteria must outnumber the bad guys for you to maintain good health.

Your gut (GI track) has the largest collection of microorganisms and your gut microbiome is unique to you. When the microbiome is out of balance and there are more ‘bad’ bacteria than good, you may experience poor gut health symptoms.

Be aware of the symptoms above and take some positive steps to improve your gut health, if needed. The good news is that you can use these tips to start improving your gut health:

The Food You Eat

Remove processed foods and sugar from your diet. These refined carbohydrates, sugar, and processed foods get absorbed quickly into your small intestine without any help from your microbes. Loading up on vegetables and low-sugar fruits and eating a lot of leafy green vegetables will help increase your good bacteria in your gut. Be sure to get a balance of healthy fats and protein with each meal as well.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria that increase the good bacteria in your gut, especially your digestive system, and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. Include fermented foods in your diet. Fermented foods feed your gut with healthy bacteria. Eat organic fermented vegetables, sauerkraut, pickles, kimchi, kefir, yogurt (not processed or loaded with sugar), and kombucha. Probiotics supplements are also available.

Reduce Stress

If your gut health is poor, your gut microbiome is out of balance; and you may feel depressed, anxious, or tired. It’s important for your gut health to learn how to relax.

In addition to eating the right foods, begin to practice relaxation techniques with some deep breathing, especially before each meal. Removing stress and distractions, chewing your food completely and truly taking time to enjoy the food you are eating can make a huge difference.

We are all different, and you are unique when it comes to your gut health! If you have symptoms of poor gut health, the above tips should work well for you as long as you keep supporting your microbiome with foods and activities that are healthy for you.

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