It's true -- Halloween gets us a little spooked, and not just because of the zombies, vampires and ghosts! No, it's because of the S-word (Sugar!) and what it does to our little monsters. Cookies, cupcakes, candy corn, peanut butter cups, malted milk balls, and jolly ranchers... oh my! It's enough to make any parent squirm. So, how can you make Halloween healthier for your family, or for the trick-or-treaters coming to your door?
The health benefits of vitamin C have been known so long that sometimes this power-house antioxidant vitamin falls off the radar. But it can't be taken for granted; the body can't generate Vitamin C, so it has to be received into the body through food and supplements.
'Tis the season for carving pumpkins and you know what that means? No, we weren't thinking of trick-or-treating and getting candy (although, let's be honest - candy is delicious and there's a time and place for it). We were thinking of roasted pumpkin seeds!
Many of us spend much of our days in a fairly sedentary position, which has negative impacts on our energy levels, circulation and range of motion. One of the simplest ways to improve all of these factors and to ensure a calm start to the day is to introduce some easy stretches to your morning routine. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and can reap many health benefits, not least of which is relaxed muscles and mind.