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Avoid Food In A Can As Much As Possible !

I just read this and found it so interesting I had to share! Their is a substance in canned food that acts like a hormone when it enters our body.  These chemicals can cause breast cancer, endometriosis, prostate cancer, cystic ovaries and more!   SCARY!   I think it's good to know this information and we should just try our best to eat as much fresh food as we can! #betterYOUdaytip

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Courtesy of: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Get your sleep in! Getting a good night sleep is very important for your health! It's recommended to have a night-time routine that will help calm your mind and get you ready to get your zzzz's in.  Some rituals to do before bed are... taking a hot bubble bath with calming salts, reading, listening to music, praying, etc. Anything that works for you! 

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Picture Courtesy of : Empowered Sustenance

I thought this was interesting and wanted to share!  If you can...choose powdered and/or liquid vitamins over pill vitamins! 

I was reading up about vitamins and what kinds to take and never knew that powered and/or liquid vitamins are the best way to take vitamins. Better than vitamin pills!! Now don't get me wrong...obviously the BEST way to get the nutrients and vitamins your body needs is by eating a nutritious and wide-ranging diet rich in whole foods!  This is important to remember! I just thought it was cool that powdered vitamins are better absorbed than pill vitamins because before I got pregnant..thats what I took! Also when I was in Greece I remember always drinking a powdered vitamin! Now that I'm pregnant...not to sound like a hypocrite...my prenatal vitamins are both a pill you swallow and a pill you chew!  But when I'm done with pregnancy...I will go back to my powdered! 

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Courtesy of: McKel Hill Nutrition Stripped

Eat your nuts and seeds everyday to stay young and healthy!  

When you eat your nuts and seeds everyday (just a handful is enough), you improve circulation and muscle tone!

I try to keep some nuts always in my bag or in my office just to have when I get a little hungry!  Its a great quick snack! Below is a picture of the current nuts I am obsessed with!!!  Of course...I had to get something with a little chocolate in it! :-)  

Remember...betterYOUday is all about taking baby steps to becoming the person you want to be...! :-)

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Try to eat your beans & grains daily.

  1. They are powerful antioxidants! They help prevent can-cer and help you see, hear & smell better! 
  2. *Eat a variety of colors throughout the week to make sure you get all your vitamins!  For example: green lentils, red beans, yellow chickpeas, white soy beans and dark black beans! 

Courtesy of : Sweet Peas & Saffron

Courtesy of : Real Simple

Bacon All Over the News!

Breaking News about Bacon...

From Dailymail.com

From Dailymail.com

The World Health Organization announced that eating "bacon, hot dogs, ham and other processed meats causes cancer."  I am a huge bacon eater and was really upset when I read this. Especially having children...I want to always put on our table healthy meals for them. I am gonna work hard to limit the amount of processed foods my children and my family eat! I hope you will join me!

#betterYOUtip: download the WHO app to get more important updates...(WHO stands for World Health Organization)   MIND - BODY - SOUL  #betterYOUday #healthylifestyle 

Take care of your SPIRIT too!

Lily Bulb : Courtesy of herbalweightlossnews.com & Secret of Longevity by Dr. Mao Shing Ni

We all know that we have our physical and mental health that we need to always take care of but what about our spirit or soul's health?  I was reading and came across certain herbs that can help nurture your spirit and soul.  I found this so fun and interesting...I just had to share!  Here is a list of some that I found....

Lily Bulb: "restores joy and eases sadness."

Dragon Bone: "maintains stability and lessens anger and depression."

Bamboo Shaving: "Dispels undue worry."

Chinese Senega Root: "Promotes clarity and calms excessive excitement and anxiety."

Right now...I think I am in the stage of needing some Bamboo Shavings asap...! I gotta go get some! :-) How about you?