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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 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Health Benefits of Coffee โ˜•

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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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To Your Health with Fiber

One health tip that I wanted to share with you surrounds the importance of adding fiber to your daily routine. Not only does it help keep your digestive track healthy, it also helps you feel full, which may help over the holiday season!!! Lol!!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Of course, I like to think that I will eat foods that have enough fiber in them to keep me healthy, but the sad fact is that many of us don’t get enough fiber from the foods we eat!!!

Now fiber comes in two forms which are soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber is a type of fiber that dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. ย Insoluble fiber is a type of fiber that promotes the movement of material through your digestive system and helps prevent constipation. ย It does not dissolve in water.

Now both types of fiber are important and the health benefits may include:

1. Lowering blood cholesterol.


2. Lowering blood glucose levels or maintaining healthy blood glucose levels.


3. Aiding with weight loss.


4. Aiding the body in getting the toxins out of your system.


5. Maintaining a healthy digestive track.


6. Reducing risk of heart disease.


7. Maintaining healthy skin.


8. Increase in energy.



On average, a male needs to have approximately 35 grams of fiber a day and women need approximately 25 grams of fiber a day depending on you age. Check with your primary care physician on the amount of fiber you need in your diet.

Here’s to your health!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Taking Time to Relax

While drinking my coffee this morning, I started thinking about the importance of relaxation. It’s easy to forget to take time for yourself and recharge your batteries. We get so busy focusing on the day to day activities that we forget what’s truly important. First and foremost, taking time each day to thank the Lord for everything He has done for us and giving us another day is a start. Taking time to be with your spouse, enjoying nature that’s around you, cooking, baking, or working on your favorite hobby are other ways to relax.

For me, one of my favorite hobbies is crocheting. Being able to make a scarf for my husband, a baby blanket for a friend or just crocheting to have that last minute gift is enjoyable to me. Now that fall is here, I tend to crochet more as it gets colder. For some reason during the summer, my husband and I enjoy gardening so we are outside a lot and the crocheting slows down. Now that fall has arrived, out comes the yarn, my crocheting needles and a blanket that I’m working on. So, today, take a moment and relax and know that by taking some time for relaxation, it has many health benefits. There are many health studies that show that by taking time to relax each day, you significantly reduce your risk of heart disease amongst many other health benefits. So, in conclusion, as today is the first day of a great weekend, take time to enjoy it and find what helps you relax!!!!!

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Amazing Benefits of Avocadosย 

Now I love avocados!! ๐Ÿฅ‘ Not only are they nutritious, taste amazing and are wonderful with salads, chicken or by themselves!! Now I always knew how healthy avocados are but I wanted to share with you some of the health benefits that come with this delicious vegetable. 

1. Aids with cardiovascular health.

2. Helps lower LDL cholesterol.

3. Aids in decreasing high blood triglyceride levels.

4. Promotes healthy blood pressure.

5. Promotes healthy blood sugar.

6. Aids in cancer prevention.

7. Healthy for pregnant women.

8. Good for your eyes as avocados contain Lutein.

9. Helps with anti-aging.

10. Aids with digestion. 

11. Is an immune booster.

12. Is a great source of fiber. 

Avocados also have 35% more potassium than bananas. 

So, make sure you pick up a few Avocados on your next trip to the farmer’s market!!!!