SUPERFOODS FOR A SUPERSTAR

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Hey Winners  How has 2018 been treating you thus far?!  It's GO TIME ...  I have already completed week one of my detox, (please read 3 Simple Detox Drinks for these recipes) and feel great!  This blog will be going into details about the ingredients used as self-care starts with the inside out!  2018 REMEBER HEALTH IS WEALTH!  As a nurse, we are educated on the importance of primary prevention and the foundation to maintaining optimal health.  Let's prevent the onset of disease before it gets a chance to start!

 WATERMELONS  x  WIN 

-REDUCES muscle stiffness and recovery time in between workouts 

-keeps bowels REGULAR, high in fiber

-high in Vitamin C BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM 

-high in Vitamin A increases COLLAGEN

-controls HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

- 92% compose of H20, great for hydration 

3 FUN FACTS:
-There are over 1200 different kinds of watermelons.
- In Japan, they are growing cubed melons in boxes! 
- Watermelons are classified as both fruit and vegetable.

TANGERINES x WIN

-excellent source of Vitamin C
 
-promotes a HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM
 
-high in Vitamin A
 
-great source of Potassium needed to maintain healthy bodily functions
 
-essential oils can be used for healthy digestion and progression


-provides Folate (vitamin B) which is needed to maintain healthy cell reproduction
 

3 FUN FACTS:
- Originated in Morocco.  
- Have existed for over 3000 years.  
- One tangerine gives you half the Vitamin C you need all day.  

CUCUMBERS x WIN

 

        -high in Vitamin A increases COLLAGEN


-controls HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

-92% compose of H20, great for hydration 
                                         

                  3 FUN FACTS:
- reduces eye puffiness
- cures bad breath
- instant relief for sunburn  

GRAPEFRUITS x WIN

-source vitamin C BOOST IMMUNITY 

 -LOW CALORIE, great and high in energy 

- Reduces cholesterol 
 
 
-great source of HYDRATION
-known to reduce ANXIETY and STRESS
  

FUN FACTS:
-Originated in Jamaica!
- One grapefruit has 75% juice.
-Grapefruits are available in pink, white, red, and golden.

LIMES x WIN

-ANTI VIRAL properties can irradicate bacteria, and BOOST IMMUNITY 

 - high in ANTIOXIDANTS anti-cancer properties

 -great to SOOTHE irritated foot/heels/sole 

 -helps with CONSTIPATION, forget the laxatives 

-high in Vitamin C, one of natures best cure's for Scurvy, a vitamin C deficiency 

- Use to eliminate toxins when cleaning poultry, fish, fruits, etc.  

FUN FACTS:
-Great cure for rashes and bruises, exfoliating dead skin cells.  
- Good to stop acne-causing bacteria.  
- One of natures best natural cures for SCURVY (vitamin C deficiency)  

 ORANGES  x WIN

- Loaded with ANTIOXIDANTS, to help clean toxins from blood 

-excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A to help BUILD UP IMMUNITY
 
-helps to lower BLOOD PRESSURE 
-aids with DIGESTION releasing enzymes 
-rich in ANTIOXIDANTS, and CANCER PREVENTING properties  
 

FUN FACTS:
- There are over 600 variety of oranges.  
Great at naturally controlling blood sugar levels.  
- In Godfather movies oranges always foreshadowed death.  

 MINT x WIN 

-used to treat pain and relax tense muscles 

-Natural aromatic DECONGESTANT great to loosen up phlegm and when inhaled open nasal airways

-has the ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES natural breath refresher

 

 

 


 

 

 

-promotes digestion, great for heartburn and indigestion 

-loaded with minerals: Potassium, Magnesium, Silicon 

FUN FACTS:
-excellent for weight loss
-mix mint leafs with rose water as home maid acne remedy
-mint really cools things down due to the methanol which triggers cold-sensitive receptors 

 

GINGER x WIN

 -helps strengthen the IMMUNE SYSTEM
 
-helps with INDIGESTION & NAUSEA (pre/post op, morning sickness)
-reduces BLOATING and relaxes smooth muscles in stomach lining in the GI tract
-great for natural pain management and fungal infections 
-anti-blood-clotting ability to help protect against heart disease and strokes
-ideal for cleansing the lymphatic system, and improve breathing

FUN FACTS:
Gingerols help to naturally improve diabetes and enhance the bodies insulin sensitivity.
-Grows in warm climates, Jamaica is known for the best ginger.  

CARROTS x WIN

 

- great for skin and hair containing beta-carotene 

 

- source of ANTIOXIDANTS used to prevent aging of cells and reduce cancerous effects, and risk of strokes 

 

-used to reduced inflammation and chronic pain 

 

FUN FACTS:
- carrots are easy to grow at home 
- originated in Persia 
- available in purple, red, white, black, and yellow  

Stay Inspired, 

 

 


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