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11 Superfoods For People Over 50

It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies begin to break down. Certain activities that we once enjoyed become too intense, and some of our favorite foods might not agree with us very well anymore. Luckily, there are all kinds of changes you can make to slow that aging process.

Eating a balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to extend your life and stay as healthy and vital as possible.

There are certain foods that are good for you at any age, but have special benefits for those over 50. These are all flavorful choices that you can enjoy eating. In fact, #10 is actually a dessert!

Join us as we review the 11 superfoods that will keep you looking and feeling young well into your golden years.

1. Beans
As we approach middle age, the risk for problems like type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol goes up. Adding beans to your daily diet is a fantastic way to knock that risk back down. Just ¾ cup of beans or lentils each day reduces your bad cholesterol (LDL) by up to 5%. Beans can …

How To Make Water Kefir: The Probiotic Drink With Incredible Benefits

If you’re a soda fan who’s striving to make healthier choices, a newly popular drink deserves a second look. Forget carbonated waters; water kefir is what’s attracting attention today. This lightly fizzy drink is filled with probiotics for better gut health, and it contains just enough sugar to taste sweet. Best of all, you can make water kefir at home for an almost unlimited supply of this natural drink.

Not sure how to get started? Let’s walk through the details below.

What is Water Kefir?
Water kefir is a fermented probiotic drink that’s brewed with kefir grains. Kefir grains (also known as ‘Japanese Water Crystals’ and ‘California Bees’) come from the prickly pear cactus and is used to brew a fermented, alcohol-free beverage. These ‘grains’ are composed of a symbiotic balance of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts, and they can be used to culture juice, sugar water, and even coconut water.

This probiotic brewing process means that kefir contains more strains of beneficial bacteria than …

12 Ways To Naturally Flu-Proof Every Spot In Your Home

As the official flu season begins, it’s important to find ways to keep illness at bay. While the impact of the flu can vary, there is no doubt that it places a substantial burden on the health of millions of people in the U.S. every year. The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 60.8 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010.

While It’s not possible to predict what this flu season will be like, your main concern is probably keeping illness away from you and your family. You’ve been doing everything you can to avoid catching an illness at the office, even when it’s spreading like wildfire, and you’re careful when you’re out and about too. But then it happens. Your child, your spouse, a roommate or someone else in your household comes down with the flu. Those germs can spread quickly, even before symptoms appear.

Using antibacterial soaps, wipes and …

14 Ways To Boost Your Lymphatic System For Detoxification And Better Health

Our lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing waste products from the body, plays a vital part in our immunity and overall health.  It functions using a system of lymphatic tubules which are located throughout the entire body.  These tubules collect waste from cells and transport it (via lymph fluid) out of the body.

A sluggish lymphatic system causes a buildup of waste and toxins, which is believed to play a role in inflammation and disease. Considering that we are exposed to between 700,000 and 2.1 million different toxic chemicals a day in everything from our food to our personal care products – it’s no wonder that many people’s lymphatic systems are struggling to keep up the pace!

Here are 15 ways you can support and enhance lymphatic drainage in your body:

1. Drink More Water To Flush Your Lymphatic System
Without adequate water intake, the body’s lymph fluid cannot flow properly. When this happens, it retains all the waste it collected from the cells, allowing it to ‘sit…