How to Maintain a Strong Immune System

strong immune systemThe best way to keep your immune system strong is to eat a healthy diet. Certain foods can help your body protect against getting sick. One of the best immune boosters is vitamin C. According to Chrissy Wellington’s article on active.com, most animals produce their own vitamin C. Humans however, do not. That is why it is so important to make sure to eat foods such as grapefruits, oranges, strawberries, kiwis, guava, cantaloupe, and papaya. These fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C.

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Avoiding Disease and Aging

avoid diseaseTo stay away from cardiovascular disease, it is important to keep sugars and saturated fats out of your diet. It also is important to make working out part of your regular routine. Something you want to make sure is in your diet are omega-3 fatty acids. They protect against heart disease. One main food that has omega-3 fatty acid is fish. Therefore it is important to make fish part of your weekly diet. It is also important to make sure you are getting magnesium in your diet.

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10 Facts About Zika That Your Should Know

zikaZika is a fairly new disease that is known to be transmitted through mosquitoes. Zika is also rapidly spreading, therefore it is important to know some facts about the disease and how you could possibly prevent it. Because it is such a new disease it’s important to educate yourself about it. Some of the symptoms include: red eyes, joint pain, rash, and fever. Here are some facts you should know about the Zika virus.

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Healthy Habits for Teens

healthy habitsOnce a child becomes a teenager, they start to become more independent. They start to drive, and begin to make more of their own decisions. That is why it is so important to make sure that you instill healthy habits that they can take with them as they enter adulthood. According to Caroline O’Donovan from the Sunday business post,  a balanced diet will give teens the energy and nutrients that they need.

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