1. Wash your hands often.
2. Avoid people who are ill.
3. Use hand sanitizer.
4. Don’t touch your face.
5. Stay warm.
6. Get proper rest.
7. Eat lots of antioxidant rich fruits and veggies
8. Continue to exercise.
9. Take your vitamins (and mineral supplements).
10. Season your foods with cayenne pepper
11. Take digestive enzymes
12. Add apple cider vinegar to your water to help digestion
13. When preparing to fly, pack hand sanitizers and alcohol wipes (to wipe down arm rests, trays, air vents, etc touched by other fliers.
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Organic fruits and vegetables are rich in valuable vitamins and minerals that assist the immune system in destroying free radicals.
Simply put, free radicals are chemicals inside our organs, glands, bloodstream that oxidize to 'rust' our cells, similar to the 'oxidation' or rusting effect on outdoor aluminum furniture from harsh weather conditions. Premature aging occurs when excessive free radicals have damaged 'rusted' our cells.
Vitamins A, C, E are powerful antioxidants available in supplements, and are suggested if your diet is inadequate and does not supply the necessary nutrients.
Always choose organic fruits and vegetables, grown without pesticides. Choose dark green leafy vegetables like kale, parsley, collard greens, watercress, spinach and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli,cauliflower, brussel sprouts, rich in antioxidant properties. The darker the color, the higher the nutrient content. They are also rich in minerals and fiber, as well as vitamins. Carrots, winter squash, beets, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and turnips are nutrient rich and good choices in winter. Remember choose organic or locally grown if you know the farmers do not use chemical sprays.
People have asked me, which is more effective Juicing or whole fruit and veggie smoothies? I prefer whole fruit and veggie smoothies prepared in a powerful blender like Vitamix or Blendtec. I add some liquid, either pomegranate, almond milk or grape juice diluted with water. To this, I add handful of kale or collards, watercress, spinach or a combination. I add a garlic clove chopped, slice of ginger, a whole apple, cut up carrot, and some parsley. If it needs to be sweetened, I use Stevia, an herbal sweetener that doesn't raise blood sugar. Sometimes, Occasionally, I will add blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries to my green smoothie.
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