Wellness From Nature

 

Summer is in full swing whether or not the weather is to our liking, but that is Wisconsin. The calendar says it is summer; the days are long and nature is following along with the first products of her majesty. June is the month to stuff your body with all the vegetables and herbs we have been waiting for. Vegetables promote long-term health, provide energy, and help you look your best. They are nature’s power-house of goodness.

The fact that we need to eat vegetables everyday is not a new concept to any of us. Our mothers have told us “You need to eat your vegetables” ever since we can remember, and as a species, from the dawn of time! Vegetables supply an incredible amount of health-promoting vitamins. Some are required daily, like the fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and D, which also can be stored in our bodies for future use. The water-soluble vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, and folic acid) can only be stored in small amounts or not at all. Remember, humans cannot make vitamins; we have to get them from the environment and they are “essential nutrients”.

Eating a wide variety of vegetables as a regular part of your diet will help you stay slim and will provide the energy and vitality for you to enjoy life. A mantra here at Wellness For Me is: “Pursue health and performance will follow”.   Vegetables provide the fuel for you to thrive, and you will find phytonutrients, bioflavonoids, antioxidants, and other substances that will provide health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, and Brussels sprouts and the Allium family of vegetables (onions, garlic, and leeks) are among the highest phytonutrient containing vegetables. They contain high amounts of sulfur containing compounds, which have shown to reduce heart disease and cancer. This is just the tip of the iceberg of health benefits.

Make the logical choice and stock up on those vegetables; it will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. Here are some more great June items you may like to try with your Brewers Organics order:

 

Asparagus

Green onions

Peas

Radishes

Sprouts

Kale

Cilantro

Spinach

Chard

 

Pursue health and performance will follow.

Live well!

Frank

 

Frank Alvarez is the Veteran owner-operator of Wellness For Me, LLC, specializing in wellness at the individual and corporate levels. He currently offers a nutrition course resulting in a certification. Frank received his degree in bacteriology from UW-Madison and is currently enrolled in Hawthorn University’s Master of Holistic Nutrition course. He is a Holistic Life Coach from the CHEK Institute, a Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor from the Cory Holly Institute, a Cooper Clinic Fitness Specialist, a Level 1 U.S. Track and Field Coach and a U.S. Triathlon Official.

All course information and registration can be found at his site: http://www.wellnessfor.me, Twitter and Facebook. Contact Frank at 262-488-3011 for more information.

 

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