A new year, a new you! 3 simple changes to improve your health

It’s a new year and time for a new you! Here are 3 simple changes which will give you a boost to achieve optimal health:

1. Drink a glass of warm lemon water when you wake up.  In addition to getting that extra cup of water, the lemon stimulates your liver to help your body release toxins, gets your digestive juices flowing, and stimulates a morning bowel movement.  Squeezing 1/4 a lemon into a glass of water is all you need to obtain this gentle daily detox.  Cutting up a lemon and storing it in the fridge ahead of time makes this lifestyle habit simpler to achieve.

2. Eat some berries! Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, and raspberries are high in proanthocyanidins, important anti-oxidants which protect your cells from damage.  They have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and tissue healing properties which keeps our  bodies resilient as we age.

3. Drink a cup of green tea to replace one of your daily cups of coffee.  Green tea helps prevent cancer, heart disease and nervous system diseases like Alzheimer’s.  Components of green tea also assist your body in blood sugar balance, reducing cravings.  This is especially helpful in the new year when you are trying to fulfill your resolutions to drink less alcohol and coffee, quit smoking or reduce your sugar consumption.

There are an abundance of little changes you can make to optimize your health and prevent disease.

These are just 3 simple ones to get you started.  Remember every little bit counts and will have an additive effect on your overall health so why not get started today?

Happy Healthy New Year!

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