Monday, February 9, 2009

Stay Well

Take these 15 steps to avoid illness. I will only post five today and I will continue posting more about it until it's done. Staying healthy is important specially in this time of economy crisis. Getting sick is not an option, so proper caution is a must. Here the first five for this post.

1. Have your moment in the sun. You must know by now that Vitamin D is important, it can reduce the risk of respiratory illness. One way to get Vitamin D is when you exposed yourself to the sun and the other one is taking multivitamins with Vitamin D to it. According to the National Institutes of Health just a bit of sun for 10 to 15 minutes blocks twice a week should be enough. Don't forget to put sunscreen.

2. Eat Fish. You all know about Omega-3 fatty acids and you can get this in seafood so eat 2 to 3 ounce serving of fish twice a week (salmon and albacore tuna). Omega-3 acids promote the production of anti-inflammatory substances, which experts believe improve immune function. If you don't like fish try eating spinach or walnuts. Use soybean oil or canola oil while cooking.

3. Go Barefoot. Some of people having a hard time doing this one. Try to make it a habit. Removing your shoes makes it less likely that you'll track pollen and mold from the outside world through your home.

4. Yogurt for Breakfast. According to the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism yogurt stimulates the immune system, encouraging the production of virus-fighting white blood cells. So make it a mainstay of your breakfast.

5. Eat foods rich in Vitamin C. Recent study shows that it reduces your risk of catching a cold in the first place only if you are a serious athlete. Researchers say, to get the benefits you need to take it daily. Eat at least one C-rich food every meal to replenish your stores of the vitamin, which exits the body in urine.

That's the first five. Stay tuned for the continuation of this post.


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