Nov 19 2017

Is your gut ready for Thanksgiving?

Published by at 4:16 pm under General

Is your gut ready for Thanksgiving?
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, a quick health assessment will tell you if you’re ready for the holidays.

It doesn’t seem possible that Thanksgiving is here again! But it is and let’s do it right. We have worked all year on equipping with you with health, diet and lifestyle tips along with sharing new research and reports to keep you up to date on the latest information regarding getting and keeping your gut healthy. It is a changing world that we live in. Not every change is good, we know that. But there is so much information at our fingertips that there really is no excuse for not being the healthiest you can be.

We all have our limitations, issues and obstacles. We have our obsessions, addictions and weaknesses.  And there is only one person that is in control of any and all of it and that’s ”me, myself and I”. And when the “me” doesn’t do the right thing, sometimes the “I” will remind us to do the right thing. And when all three say “to heck with it”, we then have to forgive ourselves. We are only human after all!

I wanted to talk about this as the holidays approach, because this is the time of year that we get off course sometimes when it comes to our health. There is added stress. We spend more money, we eat  more sweets and go to more parties where we drink more alcohol. I know many of you are fully committed to staying on course no matter what, and I applaud, you, but I would say the majority of people “cheat” a little.

So when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner and stuff yourself like a Thanksgiving turkey, know you don’t do this all the time. And you can do it in a healthy manner. Stick to the protein, veggies, cranberries (low sugar if possible) and only have little bits of the potatoes, sweets and breads. Keep your alcohol intake to a moderate level and you might just skate through the holidays without too much suffering.   

But do a quick health assessment to make sure you are primed and ready for game day. Are you sticking to your regular intake of Body Biotics™ Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™? Are you taking time to exercise in some form or fashion daily? Are you eating a mostly organic diet high in vegetables and fruits? Are you drinking lots of water every day? Going into the holidays with a healthy gut and body will safeguard you against that added stress, and if you do binge a bit on sugar, it won’t cause the bad bacteria to overtake your microbiome, since it is not a regular thing.

So enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, as there is so much good to be found at the Thanksgiving table.

Turkey

  • High in protein and low in fat…just skip the skin.
  • Great source of iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus.
  • Contains both vitamin B6 and niacin which is essential for energy production.
  • Could help lower cholesterol levels when consumed regularly
  • Has a low glycemic Index and helps keep insulin levels stable.
  • Contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and a key component in building a strong immune system.
  • Good source of selenium, which boost the immune system and is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism and acts as an antioxidant.1*

Cranberries

  • Full of nutrients and antioxidants.
  • Low in calories
  • Help lower risk of urinary tract infection and helps prevent certain types of cancer, improved immune function and decreased blood pressure. 2*

Sweet potatoes

  • An excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene).
  • Good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, Excellent source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.3*

Green beans

  • High in fiber
  • Great source of Vitamins A, C, K and B6, as well as folic acid.
  • Good source of calcium, silicon, iron, manganese, potassium and copper. 4*

Love and companionship of Family and friends

We are social creatures and the bonds created by having friends and family around are good for the soul and therefore good for our health.

Being grateful

There is something about grateful people that makes you want to be around them. They complain less, tend to see the positive side of things and appreciate what they have. In return, life is good to them…grateful people tend to live longer.

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from all of us at Body Biotics™. We are so very grateful for you!

Kelli

 

www.bodybiotics.com

 

Resources:

  1. http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition-tips/the-health-benefits-of-turkey/news-story/a46ea3ecdbe41a64518e35eb27492387
  2. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269142.php
  3. http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64
  4. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/green-beans.html#Health_Benefits_of_Green_Beans


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