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Health and Nutrition

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, just as your soul prospers."
(3 John 2)
Not only is it God's will for us to be prosperous and successful, but it is His will for us to be in good health. We cannot enjoy success, our blessings from God, or even go out and spread the word of God, if we are not in good health. In order to do that, we must be aware of what is going on with our bodies and learn about foods and exercises that can prevent sicknesses and keep us in great health.

Fruit and Veggie Facts
The 4-1-1 on Apples

You that famous quote 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' Well here's a few reasons why

Apples are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as pectin actually helps to prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the incident of atherosclerosis and heart disease. The insoluble fiber in apples provides bulk in the intestinal tract, holding water to cleanse and move food quickly through the digestive system.

It is a good idea to eat apples with their skin. Almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin. Eating the skin also increases insoluble fiber content. Most of an apple's fragrance cells are also concentrated in the skin and as they ripen, the skin cells develop more aroma and flavor.

The Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea, including black and oolong teas, are all derived from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. This powerful tea's legacy was originally discovered by an emperor some 4,000 years ago. Since that time, traditional Chinese medicine has recommended green tea to relieve bodily aches and pains, aid digestion, fight depression, soothe headaches, enhance immune functioning, detoxify the body, provide "instant" energy, and even promote longevity.

Defending our bodies against daily stress can help us become more productive both at work and in the gym. And, new research has shown green tea may help our bodies burn more calories, faster, which is why it's showing up in more and more fat-loss formulas.

  1. Increase resting metabolic rate and increase the rate the body burns fat to support weight loss
  2. Provide "extra" energy and delay fatigue, maximizing performance under stress
  3. Help stimulate production of "natural viral-killer" cells to enhance immune functioning
  4. Potentially guard against heart disease and lower cholesterol and blood pressure

Research indicates that Green Tea may be useful in the treatment of: