It can’t get any more simple and powerful, than these three. And when used in combination, they create a powerful barrier to ill-health and disease.
Lemon is alkalizing which means it will make you more resistant to debilitating diseases like cancer. It aids in digestion, boosts the immune system, and helps detox the body. Just slice up a lemon and drop it in your water to get all of its wonderfully positive effects.
Ginger is a long time miracle root and herb that has been used in Asian medicine, cooking and cultures for millennia. Ginger will reduce your inflammation, aid with digestion, boost your immune system and cleanse your liver. It also helps to alkalize the system and burn fat.
Garlic is a staple for cooking around the world. But it is also a powerful tool for good health. It’s so easy to use garlic when you cook and it has a major benefit of making so many thing taste better. You can get it in so many forms including fresh and powdered and you can even make juice! Garlic is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic. It also helps to boost the immune system.
More than sixty percent of our bodies is made of water and it is the liquid that our cells bathe in every minute. Yet, most of us walk around in a state of dehydration because we do not simply drink enough of it. Water has a range of life enhancing benefits:
- Helps get rid of toxins – Toxins are removed mostly by the kidneys and having water in your system helps the kidneys to function better. So you need a constant flow of water into your system from the moment you wake up and throughout your day. You should drink at least 8 glasses daily and if you are doing a strenuous job or heavy exercise, you should drink more.
- Gives your metabolism a boost – Water works to get your inner clock moving. In fact, it can increase your metabolism by more than 24% for 90 minutes. This leads to increased concentration and even weight loss.
- Your brain works better – When you’re not properly hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel, and you feel drained, or experience fatigue or mood fluctuations. Drink water to eliminate this.
- Helps you lose weight – One study showed that people who drank a glass of water before every meal lost 4.5 pounds over a three-month period. Water fills the stomach, has zero calories, and makes you feel full.
Don’t like the taste of water? Try adding slices of lemon, orange, lime, or even cucumber to your water.
Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are the most critical and lacking food in the American diet. We need four servings of each every day. Plant life carries abundant sources of vitamins and minerals and are chock full of powerful cancer-preventing, heart-protective, inflammation-squelching antioxidants. Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables has been linked to improved health, and for good reason. Choosing a colorful assortment fruits vegetables is best, as different benefits exist in the color spectrum. And because they are naturally low in calories (unless you load them up with additional calories from added sugar, oils and sauces), they can also assist in weight loss.
Do these three key things and you will live long and healthy!