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5 Spices & Herbs With Powerful Health Benefits

Cinnamon:

Significantly lowers blood sugar by 10-29% in diabetic patients. The effective dose is typically 0.5-2 teaspoons of cinnamon per day or 1-6 grams.

Peppermint:

The oil can improve pain management and bloating in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by relaxing the smooth muscles in the colon, which relieves pain experienced during bowel movements. 

Tumeric:

It contains Curcumin which is powerfully anti-inflammatory. In fact, it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs!

Cayenne Pepper:

Containing capsaicin, it is very effective for fat burning and reducing appetite.

Fenugreek:

Has been shown to improve the function of insulin, leading to significant reductions in blood sugar levels. At least 1 gram of fenugreek extract per day is beneficial.

4 Immune System Boosting Foods:

Citrus fruits:

Vitamin C provided by citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, etc. contains antioxidants that can help prevent a cold before it happens.

Ginger:

It regulates the immune system and widely used to fight both cold and flu infections.

Garlic:

Using garlic on a regular basis creates a stronger immune system, limits you to fewer colds per year, and less severe symptoms that do not last as long as those who do not cook with garlic.

Teas:

Each tea is unique and has its own health benefits. Most teas fight off bacterial, fungal, and viral infections that cause diseases and illnesses like influenza.

BONUS: Homemade Immune-Boosting Tea

To make an excellent immune-boosting tea, boil water, peel ginger and turmeric and cut two slices of lemon. Add ginger, turmeric, and lemon to the boiled water and allow it to steep for five minutes or so. For antibacterial properties and to sweeten it, add a teaspoon of honey.

5 Home Fitness Hacks For Kids

Getting Family Home Fit:

Releases endorphins, creates fun together, laughter, burns off calories, improves heart health, education while being active, gets everyone fit!

Make it Educational:

While exercising, name countries, count backwards, speak additional languages, name different muscles of the body, name healthy foods, jumping jacks while one hand touches a body part, etc.

Make it Silly:

Rollover an object, limbo, jump frog across the room, make up a silly dance move.

Outdoor Obstacle Course:

Challenge balance and coordination with single or partner sack hops, crab crawl, jumps, etc.

Dance:

Choose your styles and GO!

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