That'sFit: Health from Head to Toe

That’sFit is on the money today. Here’s a cool post about carrots. Evidently carrots are nutritional rock stars. See for yourself:
Even small amounts of carrots do the body good with their essential oils, carbohydrates, and nitrogenous composites. Well-known for their sweetening, healing, diuretic, remineralizing, and sedative properties, carrots are important for their three most powerful elements: Beta-carotene, Alpha Carotene, and Phytochemicals. Beta-carotene gives us vitamin A which strengthens immune systems, keeps the skin, lungs and intestinal track in order, and promotes healthy cell growth. Alpha Carotene helps inhibit tumor growth. And phytochemicals may reduce the risk of cancer and strokes, hinder the aging process, balance hormonal metabolism, and promote antiviral and antibacterial properties. Combine these three elements and carrots are yes, nutritional heroes. Just look at some of what they can do.
  • Boost immunity, especially in older people
  • Reduce risk of heart disease
  • Improve muscle, flesh, and skin health
  • Fight anemia
  • Reduce acne
  • Improve eye health
  • Heal minor wounds and injuries
  • Fight infection
Now, we go from carrots to your peace of mind. Chris Sparling of insists you got to find time to just chill out. Take a look:
These days, it seems almost un-American to not be stressed. It's not that we want to be mentally and emotionally fried all the time, it just ends up happening anyway. Methods of battling back against these unwanted feelings frequently involve time commitments (i.e. joining a yoga class, meditating, exercising, speaking with a therapist, etc.), which can itself lead to more stress. Because, time? Who has any of that to spare?

Find some time. Make some time, if need be.
Look at all the wonderful plant sources of vitamin B. Honestly, I didn’t know there are this many B’s. Check it out:
I'll start today with some the many types of vitamin B and their respective health benefits.
  • B1 - Found in whole grain bread, pasta, rice, and pork. This type of B vitamin helps release energy from food and also keeps nerve and brain cells nice and healthy.
  • B5 - Found in fish, meat, poultry, whole grains, legumes, milk, fruits, and vegetables. This vitamin helps with the metabolizing of carbs, proteins, and fats.
  • B6 - Found in chicken, pork, fish, liver, whole grains, nuts, and legumes. Great for keeping serotonin levels where they should be.
  • B9 - Also known as folate, this can be found in many fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, and beef liver. It helps break down fatty acids and has also been shown in some studies to reduce the progression of cancer in some cases.
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