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  • Feel Healthy This Spring

    Feel Healthy This Spring:

    With spring upon us, why not spring forward into a healthier you?  Warmer weather plus additional daylight hours plus the growth of new vegetation equals revitalization from those long winter months.  Springtime can signify a new beginning for our happiness and health!  So rejuvenate and feel healthy this spring by exercising, meditating and eating healthy!

    Springtime Exercises:

    Gardening:

    By pushing a lawn mower, pulling pesky weeds, or planting seeds, gardening increases activity and beautifies your outdoor area.  With the ability to burn up to 350 calories per hour, gardening gets you healthy while giving you an excellent excuse to enjoy the outdoors.

    Swimming:

    Whether you want to brush up on your freestyle stroke or take a water aerobics class, swimming screams refreshing springtime activity!   Not only will it get you excited for those upcoming summer months but one hour of swimming can burn up to 600 calories.  Whenever possible, always opt for saltwater swimming…the ocean or a saltwater pool (non-chlorinated).

    Anne's Kombucha recommends running this Spring

    Running/Hiking/Biking:

    Tired of the gym?  Springtime gives you the perfect excuse to move outdoors!  What better way to feel like a healthier you than by running, walking, hiking or biking?  With every step or pedal, your body will feel rejuvenated by that much needed sunshine.  Need a little inspiration – start off with some springtime tunes such as Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” or purchase some stylish workout apparel.  Nike’s line “Nike Sphere: Warmth Without Weight” is great for layering and essential for the springtime season.

    Springtime Meditation:

    Spring provides a wonderful opportunity to clear our home of clutter.  But why stop there?  Why not clear our mind through meditation?  By meditating, we can reduce stress and strengthen the connection between our body and mind.

    With springtime providing the perfect backdrop for reflection, outdoor meditation can give us the simplicity, comfort and tranquility that we desire.  All we need is about 10 minutes a day of meditation.  Whether you are walking or sitting, give yourself a few minutes to let go, breath, and live in the moment.

    Springtime Healthy Eating:

    Springtime screams eating healthy by taking advantage of the abundance of seasonal vegetables!  Think Green! Asparagus, broccoli, spinach, and green beans can help you feel energized, slimmer, and of course, healthier.  Take advantage of your local farmer’s market for the freshest vegetable and fruits.  Need help with recipes?  Look no further than the Internet.  Seasonal dishes, for any culinary ability, can be found on the web!

    What meal would be complete without the perfect springtime drink?  Fruity and flowery teas awaken the senses.  Great springtime teas are peach, strawberry and blueberry.  Anne’s Kombucha is a great local company that makes fresh springtime teas, such as ginger, cranberry lime, pineapple, watermelon ginger, blue green algae or just plan original.

    Springtime is a chance for growth, new beginnings and a healthier us.  Spring forward into a healthier you through exercise, meditating and eating right!  Feel healthy this spring!

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  • Benefits of Probiotics

    What are probiotics and what are the benefits of probiotics? Anne’s Kombucha is loaded with probiotics, so we want to give an intro into the world of probiotics and what they mean for your body.  Kombucha is essentially made up of a living culture of microorganisms that are beneficial to your health.  The probiotic content in Anne’s Kombucha is over one billion organisms, so we feel like we should explain what that means for your body and health.

    What are Probiotics?

    Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the natural balance of the intestines.  Basically, probiotics keep in check the amount of harmful bacteria in our stomach and intestines—kind of like little warriors keeping harmful bacteria at bay.

    Benefits of Probiotics are found in Anne's Kombucha.

    Many probiotic foods are produced by the action of yeasts, lactic acid bacteria, or a combination of both.  If you think you have never eaten food with probiotics, think again!  Probiotics are commonly found in fermented foods with added active live cultures such as yogurt and soy yogurt.  Perhaps you are familiar with probiotics in yogurt by another name—acidophilus—a variety of probiotic.  Probiotics are also found in other fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, tempeh, sauerkraut, kefir, and of course, kombucha!  Because of the health benefits of probiotics, they are also available in pill form as a dietary supplement.

     

     

     

    Health Benefits of Probiotics

    The health benefits of probiotics are plenty.  Many benefits of probiotics relate to the digestive system, but scientists are studying how probiotics may have a positive influence in the prevention and treatment of several very serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

    Studies suggest that the friendly bacteria in probiotics could help prevent and treat:

    • IndigestionBenefits of Probiotics include the prevention and treatment of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Diarrhea
    • Gas
    • Cramping
    • Chronic Inflammation
    • Infections of the digestive tract

    Not only are probiotics known to help with the above ailments, but they are also connected with preventative benefits as well.  Probiotics are noted to enhance mood, fight allergies, boost immunity, and detoxify the body.  Probiotics have also been related to reducing or eliminating symptoms of depression, fibromyalgia, and anxiety.

    A great way to get in on the wonderful health benefits of probiotics is to incorporate them into your diet.  Pick up some up Anne’s Kombucha at Whole Foods, Jimbos or other local markets and get those one billion lactobacillus bacterium working for your health.  Your body will thank you!

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