Interesting Facts About Honey
Honey is rich source of antioxidants
Research shows that honey has a healing power against damage cause by free radicals
A certain amount of inflammation is healthy when we get wounded. If, however, there is more inflammation than normal honey can act as an anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, helping our body speed up the healing process.
Honey can help alleviate symptoms of the common cold. For example, when you’re sleeping and the mucus drains from the nasal canal to your throat causing irritation. Honey eases the soreness this causes the throat to help prevent further irritation
Warning: Feeding honey to infants last than 1 years old can cause infant botulism which is a serious and possibly fatal form of food poisoning.
*Fun Fact: Bees fly a total of 55,000 miles to collect the nectar from 2 million flowers to make … 1 lb of honey
Interesting Facts about Cantaloupe
– Cantaloupe is high in Vitamin A and beta-carotene which are essential to maintain healthy eyes and preventing eye diseases such as cataracts
– Cantaloupe is loaded with potassium, which helps keep our heart rate normal and helps to send oxygen to the brain making us feel calmer and more relaxed
– Cantaloupe is a folate rich food. Folate is a B vitamin which keeps us feeling energized and helps prevent anemia. This especially important in pregnant women because it promotes healthy functioning and development of cells.
– Cantaloupe is low in calories, but high in minerals and vitamins High in Fiber. Foods in high fiber make you feel full longer
– There is a lot of water in cantaloupe which means that it keeps out skin hydrated and helps to reduce wrinkles and lines
– The antioxidants in cantaloupe combined with the high amount of water helps give our skin healthy glow
*** FUN FACT: Cantaloupes are a member of the cucumber family ****
It’s funny how pain can encourage drastic life changes. By the time I was 18 years old seasonal food detoxifications were a regular practice in my life. Like many women, my journey began with a physically painful transition from teenager to young adult. For several years I suffered from extreme hormonal wackiness. Every change of the month brought about swelling cysts, allergy attacks, and severe sugar/starch cravings. I honestly felt as if I had no control over my body. I needed solutions.
With the help of my doctor and some self testing, I discovered that I could control the severity of my monthly reactions through diet and exercise. I increased my water intake to minimally 64 oz per day. I reduced my sugar, sodium, and starch intake. 80% of my diet became fruits and vegetables. I exercised 4-5 days per week. Through diet and exercise, I changed my life forever.
The major benefits of my food detoxifications have been gaining better control over my body’s responses to the natural aging process and external environments. I know that hormonal changes are going to happen, but we women over that age of 30, can control whether we develop a pop belly by controlling our starch intake. Allergies may develop but it can be less debilitating if we eat nutrient dense foods that encourage immune support rather than suppress the immune system. Food cravings may occur, but eating foods high in essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber help us feel more satisfied.
Every change in the season, I choose to press the reset button on self control, weight spikes, increased body fat percentage, and overall feelings of balance. I feel great.
If you would like information about how we detox at Kinetics, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.