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Health Benefits of Mussels!

Mussels

One of my favorite meals to make for dinner is mussels. Now being Italian, I love mussels in red sauce…yes, I said sauce 🀣🀣🀣 or in a white sauce with lots of garlic!! Mussels are easy to make and are fantastic over a bowl of pasta.

Now one thing that I didn’t know is that mussels have several heath benefits. Below are just a few:

1. Mussels contain Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for you heart and your brain. Usually, oily fish such as salmon or sardines are the first ones people think of when it comes to Omega-3, however, mussels cooked in the shell contains 500 grams of Omega-3 which meets a person’s daily requirement.

2. Mussels are high in protein.

3. Mussels are high in iron. Interestingly enough, mussels have 4 times the amount of iron than steak!

4. Mussels are low in fat and are low in carbohydrates.

So, if you’re thinking about a quick and easy dinner to make that is healthy for you, have some mussels for a change!!!

Here’s to your health!! πŸ™‚

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Health Benefits of Eating Oatmeal

Oatmeal

One breakfast food that we enjoy having with our morning coffee is oatmeal. It’s a simple, easy breakfast to make and it’s so good for you! We love adding blueberries or cinnamon and apples to our oatmeal especially on a chilly morning.

Now there are so many health benefits to adding oatmeal to your breakfast routine and since this blog is about Achieving Complete Wellness, I wanted to share a few of them with you today.

Oatmeal:

1. Helps reduce cholesterol levels which includes both the good cholesterol (HDL) as well as the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body.

2. Helps decrease blood sugar levels.

3. It’s a great source of dietary fiber.

4. It’s a good source of antioxidants.

5. Helps prevent heart disease.

6. Helps your immune system because oatmeal has B vitamins, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E and Vitamin K to name a few.

7. It’s a good source of protein.

So, when your wondering what to make for breakfast, make a bowl of oatmeal for yourself! Here’s to your health!!! πŸ˜€

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Health Benefits of Coffee β˜•

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things in the morning is having a cup of coffee. I love how it smells when it’s brewing as well as the taste. Now, the only things that I like to add to my coffee is Almond Milk with a dash of tumeric or cinnamon.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, I tend to look for a couple health benefits to help you Achieve Complete Wellness. To my surprise, there are some amazing benefits to drinking a cup of coffee and below are a few of them.

1. It boosts energy levels and fights off fatigue.

2. It has antioxidants.

3. It supports heart health.

The one thing that I’ve learned throughout the years is that the oils from coffee beans hold the majority of the flavor and many filters stop the oils from going into your coffee. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend a French Press. Once you taste coffee from a French Press, you will never go back!!! It’s amazing!!

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The Health Benefits of Omega 3

Salmon

The other night, we made salmon for dinner and it was wonderful!

I started thinking about all the benefits of Omega-3 and how important it is to include it into your daily routine. The thing about Omega-3 is that the body is unable to make it on its own so the only way to get it is by diet and supplementation. There are three types of Omega-3 include: EPA and DHA which are mainly found in fish and then ALA which is found in plant sources.

Foods that are high in Omega-3 fatty acids are: salmon, mackerel and herring. Plant sourcea include: walnuts, flaxseeds and canola oil.

The benefits of adding Omega-3 to your daily routine include:

1. Decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

2. Reduces cholesterol.

3. Reduces blood pressure.

4. Helps with inflammation.

5. Helps with healthy brain function.

Hope these tips were helpful!!!

Here’s to your health!! πŸ™‚

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To Your Health – Health Benefits of Blueberries

Frozen Blueberries

One of the things that my husband and I have added to our daily routine is blueberries!! Usually, we have them with our eggs on some mornings as a healthy replacement for toast or in our oatmeal or cereal. They also make a healthy snack!!

A little unknown fact is that blueberries are jammed with antioxidants and are nutrient dense, low in calories and high in fiber. They are also rich with calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6 to name a few.

Some of the health benefits of blueberries include:

1. Lowers bad cholesterol.

2. Helps heart health.

3. Helps inflammation in the body.

4. Helps bone strength.

5. Improves Brain Function

So, here’s to having a Berry healthy day!!! πŸ™‚

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Taking Time to Relax β˜ƒοΈ

Welcome Winter!!

Hoping that you had an amazing start to your New Year!!! We had our first snowfalls of the season this week and simply stated, it was beautiful!!! It’s so relaxing to watch the snow fall and enjoy how quiet it is as snowflakes gently land on the ground.

Learning ways to take time out in your day to relax and enjoy the moment is a way to Achieve Complete Wellness. Whether it’s watching the snow fall, spending time cooking, exercising, reading a good book or spending time on your favorite hobby, taking time to relax is vital to relieve stress.

So, this week set aside a couple minutes for yourself each day to be in the moment and relax!!!!

Here’s to your health!!! πŸ™‚

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The Benefits of Vitamin D3

A Great Scene while we were in Barbados

Each morning, my husband and I take our vitamins which includes Vitamin D3.

One little unknown fact is the 1 out of 4 people are Vitamin D deficient. One of the main reasons for this is that we don’t get outside enough to get natural Vitamin D from the sun. β˜€οΈ On average, a person needs 10-15 minutes of direct sunlight every day to give the proper amount of Vitamin D needed.

Adding Vitamin D3 has several benefits and below are few that I thought that you might find interesting:

1. Aids with weight loss and a person’s metabolism.

2. Improves cardiovascular health.

3. Lowers the risk of autoimmune disorders.

4. Boosts the immune system.

5. Helps with insulin response.

6. Boosts mood.

Some foods that have Vitamin D3 include:

1. Spinach

2. Mushrooms

3. Fish – such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, sardines, snapper

4. Soybeans

I hope that you find this information helpful.

Here’s to getting out in the sun and enjoying good health!!! πŸ™‚

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12 Days of Christmas πŸŽ„ – A Cup of Peppermint Tea

Peppermint Tea

Usually, I have a cup of tea in the afternoon and today was no exception! One of my favorite teas is Peppermint Tea. It’s like having a candy cane in a cup!!!! Of course, with Christmas being right around the corner, taking a few minutes during the day to have a cup of tea, relax and enjoy the moment is so important.

Now as much as I enjoy drinking my tea, what I didn’t know is all of the health benefits that come from having a cup of Peppermint Tea a day. Below are couple health benefits that I wanted to share with you:

1. It relieves stress.

2. It helps with digestion.

3. It gives a boost to the immune system.

4. It promotes better sleep.

5. It eases headaches.

6. It can help with nasal congestion.

So, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, take a moment and have a cup of Peppermint Tea!!!

Here’s to your health!!! πŸŽ„