Here are a few things on my checklist for daily health and fitness.
1. “Juicer Boosters” for the immune system:
While visiting my family during the holiday season I picked up this great juice recipe. I would have to give the credit here to my dad as when talking about fighting flu’s, coughs, and colds during the winter months, he mentioned that he drinks this awesome concoction to help fight off any sickness that may be creeping up on him. It’s jammed packed with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, etc. I had to try it out of course, and I’m proud to say that I love it and it works for me and mine.(Thanks Dad!)
There are so many amazing ingredients you can use to make a power-bomb-juice to just knock those socks right off when you feel like your coming down with a flu, or if your interested in just giving your immune system a little boost! I like recipes with only a handful of ingredients that are easily available…that way I can’t make that excuse of not being able to find certain items on the list, possibly giving up on the idea of making it altogether. Little do I know, something is better than nothing, and will do my body a world of good. So here it goes:
Dad’s Flu Fighting Juice
- 2 Oranges
- 1 Grapefruit
- 1 Lemon
- 1 Thumb size of ginger
- Cayenne pepper (potent source of antioxidants)
- Manuka Honey
Chuck the lot into your juicer or manually squeeze, and enjoy!
2. Eating Seasonal Vegetables & Fruit:
Eating what is in season is crucial. I’m not saying not to eat other fruits and vegetables as well as there is still plenty of nutrition to be had in any case. But when out choosing your fruit and vegetables try to fill up the trolley mainly with fresh produce that is in season, and then maybe add a few others just for a variety of flavor.
The benefits of eating seasonally are simple. Seasonal fruit and vegetables = tastier, full of nutrients (as they had time to fully ripen), bright in natural color, locally produced (giving your body the exact nutrients it needs for that season), cheaper (not as much work to produce).
To check what’s in season in your country, simply do a quick research on the internet to find local websites that give you this kind of helpful information.
3. Exercise & Healthy Eating:
Exercise and healthy eating go hand-in-hand, when it comes to physical fitness for maintenance or weight-loss. One is not better or more important than the other. If you’re not fueling your body with the necessary food groups your body won’t be able to maintain general fitness or have good results in weight-loss.
If your focus is only on exercise and you assume that eating anything and everything is okay, then think again. All it will be doing is working overtime to get rid of the bad that keeps getting thrown at it. The same rule goes for skipping eating altogether. Attempts in exercise will be limited as the body has no fuel for energy. Balance is the key.
Good eating + sufficient exercise = Healthy Body