TIPS TO BALANCE BOTH YOUR IMMUNE AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH

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5 Tips to Balance Both Your Digestive and Immune Health

Tip #1: Avoid processed foods and sugar as much as possible

Very few people eat what I would consider an ideal diet. Most new customers of Sunshine Healthfoods eat what I call the SAD diet (Standard American Diet). One of the most important things you can do to balance the beneficial bacteria in your gut is to avoid an over-abundance of processed foods and sugar that characterize this SAD diet. Sugar actually provides food for non-beneficial bacteria to thrive.

Tip #2: Add more fiber to your diet

According to commonly established recommendations, older folks need at least 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day for good health, but most Americans consume only about 10 to 15 grams per day. Fiber not only helps prevent and relieve simple, occasional constipation, but is also important for heart and metabolic health. Good sources of fiber include nuts, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Tip #3: Decrease your stress level

Even mainstream Harvard’s Healthbeat will tell you: “The brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected — so intimately that they should be viewed as one system . . . it is difficult to try to heal a distressed gut without considering the role of stress and emotion.” If you experience excessive stress in your life, you might consider some form of stress reduction. That could include yoga, meditation, working less, shifting your priorities, and enjoying more leisure time.

Tip #4: Drink more water

Water is essential to good digestion (and good health in general). I have observed that most people don’t drink nearly enough. Water helps keep moving food through your digestive tract into the colon. Without sufficient water, your bowel movements may be difficult to pass. There are many opinions as to how much water you should drink daily. Some say 8 glasses per day. You can also take your body weight as a measure, and drink half that amount in ounces daily. For example, a 150-pound person should drink 75 ounces of water daily. Soda, coffee, and alcoholic beverages don’t count.

Tip #5: Add a high-quality probiotic supplement to your diet

Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in your gut. You have about 100 trillion of them in your intestinal tract. In fact, there are so many of them that combined, they weigh about 2 or 3 pounds. To offset the imbalance you now know is so common, I recommend taking a high-quality probiotic supplement daily. Before discussing what to look for in a probiotic supplement, here’s what you should know . . .

“I recommend taking a high-quality probiotic supplement daily”

How NOT to Choose a Quality Probiotic
Many people think they can get enough “friendly” bacteria by eating yogurt. However, the sad truth is that store-bought yogurt products are, for the most part, a waste of your hard-earned money.

Unfortunately, most commercial yogurts are loaded with sugar and other additives, and often heat processed or pasteurized, which may destroy some of their live bacterial cultures.

store-bought yogurt products are, for the most part, a waste of your hard-earned money!!!!

Additionally, many people have problems digesting dairy products, and the pasteurization process may kill the lactase enzyme, which would have made the dairy product more easily digestible.

So your best bet is to invest a little in a premium probiotic supplement.
With Premium I mean- at least 10 different different strains plus prebiotic – preferably refrigerated and around 10 Billion strength and enteric coated. Shelf stable probiotics have come a long way BUT I still recommend refrigerated unless someone is traveling.

6 Reasons to load up on Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Fish Oil

Fish Oil and Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Great for the brain, memory and heart!

The latest scientific research indicates:

  • May help Depression in some people. Fish oil may prevent, or be a potent treatment for depression. Researchers stated that taking a daily fish oil supplement may boost the effectiveness – or even – replace antidepressants for treating depression in some people.

May help with Depression

  • May fight Rheumatoid Arthritis – Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which is found in fish oil – this oil may prevent or decrease rheumatoid arthritis  – according to the Institute of Human Nutrition, University of Southampton, in a number of double-blind placebo controlled trials of gamma – linolenic acid and fish oil in rheumatoid arthritis have shown significant improvements in a variety of clinical outcomes.

May Boost immune function

  • May Boost immune function – Omega 3 Fatty acids may boost immune function. According to the Proc Nutrition Society, fatty acids from fish increase the survival and reduce disease severity in spontaneous auto-antibody mediated disease.

    can prevent heart attacks and strokes – available on-line or at Sunshine Healthfoods
  • Research on Improving memory and increasing brain efficiency. Your brain is 60% fat, if you take out all the water. This fatty tissue needs replenishing – Omega 3 is intimately involved in brain function and memory.
  • May reduce the risk of heart attack – Omega 3 fatty acids appear to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, and to improve heart health in general. Researchers at the VA medical Center report that DHA and EPA, a primary component of Omega 3’s, provide significant protection against development of coronary heart disease.

Key to getting all the benefits from fish oil is buying only superior quality. Always make sure, that the label states DHA and EPA content – combined they should add up to the mg of Omega 3 fatty acids.

Besides that it is extremely important that the label states the oil is FREE of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB’s and 28 other contaminants.

Sunshine Health Foods Back-to-School Sale

20%Off Vitamins for the Whole Family

For children to learn more effectively they must have the proper nutrition for brain health, eat a proper diet – rich in fruits and vegetables and take their Vitamins. Here at Sunshine Health Foods we are committed to the health and well-being of all our customers – especially those who are still growing and need the added nutrients for strong bones, brain health, mood and focus. We can also help with those who are struggling with weight-loss, mood, digestive and hormonal issues to name a few.

We can put you on the fast track to greater health, greater well-being and a greater life.     “If you ignore your Health It will Go away!”

Fun way to get Kids to Eat Vegetables!

Playing with your food is fun!

Trying to get your kids to eat the right foods can be a challenge today with all the choices available to all of us. However,  there is a  simple solution – food art – where the entire family can partake and have fun carving and creating – this takes playing with your food to another level.

pineapple parrot – fun to make and fun to eat

I love good nutritious food but I want it to taste good and have fun preparing it. Friday is always house cleaning day in my home- that’s a day I don’t cook – but instead we prepare a big jar of freshly squeezed juice – using the Vita-mix.  We carefully search through the refrigerator for all left-over fruits and vegetables and fill up the carafe and mix.

Food Art makes for Family time

Throughout the day – while cleaning my house I take a sip here and there and by the time I go to bed my house is spic and span, my belly is filled and like last Friday I even had a pet pineapple parrot for a few hours ( until we ate it- haha)

I love Pinterest! If u have kids or grand kids that are fussy eaters check out the nutritious but darling plates that are prepared for kids- u don’t have to force anyone to eat their fruits and veggies in the future – they will be enjoying them without delay – because it is fun.

Above are just some examples- so maybe u check it out and have some fun. I can’t wait for next Friday and a new “carving project”


Love and light Sybille

Happy 4th of July

June 14, 2017

Dear Valued Friend,

Sunshine Health Foods will be closed:

Saturday July 1st, Sunday July 2nd, Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th – to celebrate our Independence.

 

We will re-open on Wednesday July 5th, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

 

All of us here at Sunshine Health Foods hope you have a wonderful, Happy Independence Day Weekend  – one filled with love, hope, faith, family and good health.

Sincerely,

Sunshine Health Foods

Memorial Day Holiday Store Hours

Sunshine Sunny

May 19, 2017

 

Dear Valued Friend,

 

Sunshine Health Foods will be closed:

Friday May 26 –  Monday May 29th for Memorial Day.

We will re-open on Tuesday May 30th, 2017 @ 10 a.m.

All of us here at Sunshine Health Foods hope you have a wonderful, Happy Healthy Memorial Day Weekend  – one filled with love, hope, faith, family and good health.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

Sincerely,

Sunshine Health Foods  

Sunshine Health Foods – Easter Hours of Operation

Dear Valued Friends,

Sunshine Health Foods will be closed Saturday April 15 through Monday April 17th for Easter. We will re-open on Tuesday April 18th @ 10 a.m.

All of us here at Sunshine Health Foods hope you all have a wonderful, Happy, Healthy Easter Holiday – one filled with love, hope, faith, remembrance and good health.

Sincerely,

Sunshine Health Foods

 

March 2017 is National Nutrition Month

Therefore – ALL our Vitamins are 20% OFF the entire month of March to support your efforts on improving your health!!!, 😀

 

 

   Sunshine Health Foods 

6989 Seminole Blvd

Seminole Florida 727-397-5333

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