Healthy choices for a better life

Archive for January, 2011

Why Water?

Water is the most important nutrient necessary for the body to function properly. The human body is composed of over 60% water.Water cleanses the body of toxins and helps to circulate essential nutrients and oxygen to all your cells. Each person should try to drink 1/2  their body weight in ounces of water per day to stay well hydrated.It can be a difficult task at first but in a short time you will begin to feel a major change in your overall health.Some of the reults you will experience from optimal water intake are the following;

Skin becomes younger and healthier looking

Greater stamia and mental clarity

Prevention of  infections

Lose weight, build muscle and burn fat

Reduce pain in and lubricate joints and muscles

Decrease dizziness and headaches

Improve elimination and digestion

Decrease your risk of a heart attack

The following link will give you more information about the value of drinking water.

The Water Cure    http://www.watercure.com/index.html

Super Soup

I have a great recpie I would like to share with you…I have renamed it Super Soup because it a simple, healthy soup that taste’s great!

Ingredients

16 oz can of green beans

1 cup chopped celery

1 zucchini, sliced

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cups of V-8 juice

2 cups of spring water

2 cups of chicken broth

2 tbsp. raw honey (to sweeten if desired)

1 tsp paprika

Preparation

Combine ingredients and simmer for at least one hour or until vegetables are tender. Add seasonings of your choice to taste.

Enjoy….. and let me know what you think after you have tried it.

Ray’s Weight loss

I decided to write a post about weightloss because my husband(Ray) is trying to lose weight and we are learning a lot about it even as I speak.Recently Ray was at the doctor, and he told him he needed to lose weight and highly reccomended the Weight Watchers program.The doctor said it was working for his wife and it was the only thing that she tryed that helped her.He began the program on Friday January 7,2011 and has already lost over 10lbs.I would like to keep you updated on his progress over the next few months and will be posting details and photos.

Spiritual health!

I believe the single most important aspect of health is spiritual.Every person alive lives in a body and has a mind and a spirit.Our bodies will someday pass away, but our spirit will live forever.Making peace with God will change your physical and mental health dramatically. If you are not sure how to do that just pray and ask Him to help you. You will find that God is very real and able to make Himself known to you.The day I found this out for myself everything in my life changed and my spirit  became whole.Only then could I make a quest toward totalhealth in every area of my life.It has been a wonderful and exciting journey.