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Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

Is Intermittent Fasting Healthy?

If you’ve heard of intermittent fasting—IF—and wanted to try it as a form of weight control, you might get confused because there are so many ways to do it. There are fasts you can do for 24-48 hours when you avoid meals and consume just liquids that have no or few calories like tea, coffee and water, eating regularly at other times or even feasting one healthy foods at least one day. The other type of intermittent fasting is just fasting for a window of time each day. It typically includes fasting for 16 hours and eating in an 8-hour window. The type of intermittent fasting you choose depends on your circumstances and overall health.

Is fasting of any type healthy?

For some people, intermittent fasting can be a health risk. For instance, diabetics, especially those that require medication, should never fast unless it’s under a doctor’s care. Anyone taking blood pressure or heart medication should also consult their health care professional. It’s also not appropriate for anyone with eating disorders, as it could add to the problem. Even if you use the safest type of IF, the one where you fast 16 hours and eat the other eight, if you have any medical issues, you should consult your doctor or if you’re breast feeding or pregnant, you shouldn’t fast.

A lot of animal studies, even some from 80 years ago, show IF provides health benefits.

In the 1940s, animal studies were done identifying that fasting slowed the aging process. One group of rats were fed on demand and one were fed on alternate days. Those who were only fed every other day lived longer and aged slower. The body was meant to withstand periods where food isn’t readily available. In fact, during that time, insulin resistance is reduced, blood sugar levels normalize and the body removed damaged cells, lowering the risk of cancer.

Obesity is the leading cause of preventable deaths.

IF can help you lose weight, as long as you eat healthy during the hours you eat. If you only eat during a certain period of time and skip food at other times, such as eating from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. And skip eating the rest of the day, you have less time to eat and studies show you’ll automatically consume less food. Scientists also note that it causes your body to burn fat as fuel, rather than glucose. That lowers blood insulin levels and reduces belly fat. It makes weight loss easier.

  • If you’re prediabetic or have insulin resistance, IF can actually help you become healthier. It allows your body to reboot insulin levels. It can also improve both mental and physical energy.
  • Just extending your fast from overnight to 16 hours can trigger changes in your body. It can allow for cell repair, increase HGH—human growth hormone by 500% and increase fat burning hormones.
  • The changes caused by intermittent fasting can help in other ways. It can aid in developing thicker hair, improve sleep patterns, boost skin elasticity and help prevent erectile dysfunction.
  • Inflammation is one cause of many serious illnesses, like asthma, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, IBS and cancer. When you practice IF it helps fight inflammation and the heavier you are, the more amazing the results.

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Effective Workouts For Busy Moms

Effective Workouts For Busy Moms

Being a mom can be hectic. Leaving little time for yourself. I have clients in Houston, TX, who can barely make it to the gym one day a week and ask for workouts for busy moms to do at home. It’s one of the main reasons I provide the access to online sessions. That allows people to get their workout in shorter sessions throughout the day, like ten minutes each, three times a day or two fifteen minute sessions. That’s right, if your day is hectic, you can break down your workout to short sessions you can fit in between task and do when you take your break. You can even get the kids involved or do the sessions while they nap.

Make exercise a family activity and get the kids involved.

Sometimes life gets so busy, some of the best times to make memories are left on the sideline. As a busy mother, your job is to raise the healthiest kids possible. Focusing on healthy meals and exercise is one way to boost their health, so why not let them get them involved with exercise. You can make it a family fun time together and even get baby involved. Holding the baby in a carrier while you exercise turns any routine into a weight bearing exercise.

Maximize what little workout time you have with HIIT—high intensity interval training.

HIIT isn’t an exercise but a way of doing exercises to maximize the benefits. It alternates the intensity from high intensity to recovery. You can use it with any types of exercise, including walking. Walk at top speed until your heart rate rises, then slow the pace to allow it to recover to normal. Studies show that a half hour of HIIT is the equivalent to a full hour of steady state exercise. One study showed that people who sprinted for one minute, then followed that sprint with a more moderate recovery pace for nine minutes had the same improvements as those who did a full fifty minutes of a steady state workout.

Turn non-exercise activities into exercise.

Cleaning house takes effort and you can pack more exercise into it by pushing yourself harder. Alternate your speed when doing tasks and the intensity of effort. Washing windows is a great upper body workout when you do it with zeal. If you can, do some exercises while you clean, like doing squats when picking up clothes. If you’re going to the store park further and walk, adjusting your speed as you do. Don’t forget that playing with the kids is also good exercise. If they won’t join you in a workout, join them in play.

  • It’s hard to do but getting an early start can help you stick with a program. If you use my online program, it’s ready for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
  • There are exercises you can do almost anywhere. One four minute workout designed by Dr. Zachary Bush to provide a nitric oxide dump to lower blood pressure, combines deep squats, tin soldier, snow angel and the military press. You can do it at least three times a day.
  • Find exercises that you love to do. If you hate running, don’t do it. Do you love dancing? Turn on the music and enjoy. You’ll be more likely to stick with an exercise program you love.
  • Make social time exercise time. Do you normally get together with friends each week? Stick with that program but make it for exercise and a light lunch. Everyone will end up fitter and happier.

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Fruit Is Your Friend

Fruit Is Your Friend

There’s nothing better than eating a cold piece of fruit on a hot day in Houston, TX. In fact, I know people that freeze grapes and snack on them during the hottest day. They’re like Mother Nature’s Popsicle. Fruit is a good option as part of a breakfast. It offers a higher sugar content to get you going, but the fiber slows the glucose entering your blood stream so you always have a constant stream of energy. The fiber also fills you up and keeps you full longer.

There are a lot of nutrients in fruit.

If you want to boost your nutrition, eat fruit as a snack. Unlike sugary treats that causes harm to the body, fruit contains beneficial nutrients and fiber. One study compared people that ate a minimum of two servings of fruit a day, with an additional three servings of vegetables for a total of five servings, to those that ate just two servings of total. That combination provides nutrients that lower the risk of death from any cause by 13%, reduced the risk of death from heart disease by 12%, reduced the risk of death from cancer by 10% and the death from respiratory disease by 35% when compared to people who ate just two servings of fruits or vegetables a day.

Fruit helps lower the risk of diabetes.

It’s the fiber in fruit that helps regulate the blood sugar levels, so drinking fruit juice won’t do the trick. You have to eat the entire fruit. The bulk from the fiber also helps aid digestion. You need to eat a wide variety of fruits to ensure you get a variety of benefits. For instance, apples provide polyphenols that helps lower blood pressure and are linked to reduced risk of stroke. Eating apples can help with asthma and improve dental and brain health. You can fight inflammation with blueberries, cherries and pineapple and bananas act like a natural beta-blocker.

Combine fruit with a source of protein for a pre or post workout or a meal.

Whether you opt for Greek yogurt with fruit, eating sliced apples with peanut butter or snacking from a fruit and cheese tray, you’ll get a protein and carbohydrate source that’s nourishing and can keep your energy level for hours. Having a half grapefruit with toast topped with nut butter or an egg is also a complete meal that will keep you going for a long time.

  • The anthocyanins in blueberries were studied as a way of stopping or reducing the risk of colon cancer. However, it was found that it’s the synergy of all the nutrients that help reduce the risk.
  • You don’t have to eat fresh fruit to get the benefits. You can use frozen fruit or canned fruit. In fact, frozen fruit may contain more nutrients than the fruit in the produce department. Just make sure it doesn’t have added sugar.
  • Make fruit ice by freezing sliced fruit and throwing it into a blender or food processor for a fruit ice. It has to be the whole fruit for benefit. Frozen bananas dipped in a bit of dark chocolate and topped with nuts is another healthy quick treat.
  • Boost your immune system with fruit. Combine kiwi, strawberries and grapefruit to boost vitamin C and reduce inflammation. It can help prevent serious illness and is quite tasty.

For more information, contact us today at Reggie C Fitness


Are You Bikini Body Ready?

Are You Bikini Body Ready?

While summer is barely here, warm weather started a while ago and will last well into fall. There’s still time to get bikini body ready and show off your body at the end of the season. In fact, if you start right now, imagine the progress you’ll make by August or September and how great you’ll look at the end of the year. You’ll be ringing in the New Year with a whole new you that’s gorgeous and fit.

Know your goal.

You might think, “Of course, I know my goal. I want to lose weight.” That’s not really a goal but just a statement. How much do you want to lose? If you just want to look better, what does that mean? You need to identify how many pounds you want to lose or state the size that you want to be. Your goal could read, “By September 15th, I want to lose 24 pounds.” That gives you 12 weeks to do it, which is a realistic goal.

It’s time to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Summer always has been a favorite. It’s time that a lot of fresh fruit ripens, like cherries, apples or berries. These are like nature’s candy. All the farm produce also makes it easier to eat healthier and lose weight easier. No matter how many hours you put in working out, you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. A great body starts in the kitchen. That’s why we provide nutritional help and a personalized meal plan. You don’t have to starve to shed extra pounds, just make smarter choices that are lower in calories and more nutritious.

If you create a habit, you’ll be more apt to stick with a program.

How do you make something a habit? You do it at the same time every day consistently. That’s why I always recommend that people schedule in their workout if they’re doing it online or workout the same time every day if you’re working out in person. It’s also one reason that working out with a personal trainer can help. You have a standing appointment with the trainer. Not only does that make you more accountable for showing up, it also helps create a habit.

  • Make sure your goal is realistic. If you have 100 pounds to lose, you simply can’t do it safely in 8 weeks. Stick with a realistic goal that’s between one and three pounds a week.
  • Plan your meals to help you stick with the program and prepare them on your days off of work. When you cook everything in one or two days, you’ll cut the time you spend in the kitchen and have daily meals ready to heat and serve that are quicker than a drive-through.
  • You can have fun while getting that bikini body. Our group classes are a blast and everyone is friendly. Make it a girl’s night out or take the classes instead of stopping for a drink after work, which can really help make you look better.
  • No matter what weight you are, never hate your body. Hating your body is counterproductive. You have to love it enough to keep it healthy and active.

For more information, contact us today at Reggie C Fitness


Squats For Gains

Squats For Gains

We focus on results at RCF in Houston, TX. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on equipment to get the results you want. Bodyweight exercises can get you in shape quickly. One of the best bodyweight exercises for both the lower body and upper body is squats. They provide a functional fitness workout, exercising the muscles that you use in everyday movements, like climbing stairs, bending, walking and carrying heavy loads.

Squats strengthen and sculpt your bottom and thighs.

If you want a toned booty, squats will help you do it. It targets muscles on the lower body that most people realize and feel producing the effort when they do squats in workouts. Squats are a compound exercise that require correct execution and maximizes the benefits in the upper body. It builds the core muscles in the abdomen and back. They target your buttocks, front and back of the thigh, groin, hip flexors and calves. You can even modify squats to work other muscles, like those in the arms, chest upper back and shoulders.

One important benefit of squats is strengthening core muscles.

If you have back pain, work on your core muscles. You’ll improve your posture when you do. Since it improves functional fitness, it reduces the risk of injury by strengthening tendons, bones and ligaments. If you want to lose weight, squats burn tons of calories. If you participate in sports, jumping squats can increase your strength and ability. Best of all, you can do squats anywhere.

Squats have a number of variations that improve other muscle groups.

You can do basic squats by with your feet at shoulder’s width with your arms to your sides. Bend at the hips as you bend your knees, as you sit back, like you’re going to sit in a chair. While you do that, raise your arms in front of you. Keep your body straight and lower it until your thighs are parallel to the floor, then push yourself back up to starting position. You can do wall squats, put your hands behind hind your head for a prisoner squat, weighted squats and squats that use a variety of foot positions, like a plie squat.

  • Bodyweight squats are good, but you’ll also get good results when combined with dumbbells, barbells, resistance bands or a yoga or medicine ball.
  • You can get maximum benefits for all muscle groups by doing as little as 50 squats a day. You don’t have to do them all at one time. You can do half in the morning and half in the evening. As you get stronger, you can either increase the 25 squats at morning and evening or add an extra session mid-day.
  • Of the over 45 types of squats, jump squats are a high intensity version of squats. They’re done like ordinary squats but instead of just standing up, the squat ends by jumping up. They increase flexibility and build muscle tissue faster.
  • At RCF, we provide all types of squats to help you shed pounds quickly and transform your body. They’re a key component that can help you reach your goals and become the person you want to see in the mirror.

For more information, contact us today at Reggie C Fitness


How To Hit Your Workout Goals

How To Hit Your Workout Goals

Before you can hit your workout goals, you have to set goals. Setting goals is always the first step toward fitness. You have to know what you want and create a pathway to get to that destination and actualize your dreams. One of the first steps is looking at your goals and making sure they’re achievable. If you want to lose 50 pounds a month for two months, that’s not possible to do. It’s not only unhealthy, but it would also require some type of major illness or surgery to do.

Be consistent.

You can’t exercise every once in a while or eat healthy at breakfast and consume a soft drink and candy bar for lunch and still expect to reach your goals. Schedule your workout at a specific time and put it in your appointment book or on your phone. You’ll not only be more apt to stick with an appointment, but also develop a habit of working out at that time. Plan your meals. Our meal planner can help you create all the meals for the week and snacks, so you eat healthy at every meal.

Learn easy ways to judge portions to give you more control.

There are simple ways to identify what a portion of any food is. For instance, a portion of meat, poultry or fish is the size of the palm of your hand. Your cupped hand can measure your carbs and a fist is the perfect measure for veggies. Fats, like butter, are the size of the tip of your pointer finger and by putting together your ring finger and middle finger, you’ll have the size of a portion of cheese.

Keep a food diary to help you stick with a healthy eating pattern.

Don’t be ashamed if you’re more aware of what you eat when someone is watching. It’s human nature. Keeping a food diary is one way of doing it, keeping you aware of all the bites and nibbles you have throughout the day. Too often people don’t realize just how much they eat. For instance, you might grab a handful of candy when you pass a coworker’s desk candy dish or clean up the last of the lasagna in the dish before you put it in the dishwasher. If you’re more aware of what you eat and when, you’re more able to find ways to save those calories or substitute that food with lower calorie options.

  • Get help. Everyone does better when people work together toward a goal. A personal trainer or family can provide motivation. You can workout with a friend or family member.
  • Track your progress a number of ways. It’s not all about weight lost, inches lost count, as well. You can also track your blood pressure, energy level and clothing size. Take a full length selfie every month and compare photos. All these successes will be motivating.
  • Have fun. Not all exercise is done in workout sessions. Find active hobbies and fun activities that also burn calories. Ride a bike, take a walk or play a little basketball with friends or family.
  • Appreciate who you are. Don’t do negative self-talk. If you fall off the wagon and eat a whole cake, go back to healthy eating the next day. You only fail when you quit trying, so never give up.

For more information, contact us today at Reggie C Fitness


Can I Workout While Pregnant?

Can I Workout While Pregnant?

Everyone is different and every pregnancy is different, so advising you whether you should workout while you’re pregnant and if it’s safe is impossible. However, there are some generalizations that can be made that will help guide you. Always check with your health care professional first, even if this isn’t your first pregnancy and you worked out your last pregnancy. Most women who have had more than one child understand that not only is each person different, so is each pregnancy. It’s always better to take precautions and be informed before you begin any exercise program.

There are lots of considerations to determine the type of exercise you should do.

Have you been working out? Chances are, you can continue, as long as you make modifications along the way and avoid certain types of exercise. High impact exercises, ones that involve contact or ones where you could potentially fall, should be avoided. If the exercise has jarring movements that could cause shock to the body, it should be looked at closely. Basketball, skiing, volleyball all have the potential of hard contact or falls, so they might be better if avoided. Avoid exercises that put pressure on the abdomen, such as full sit-ups, leg lifts, toe touching or deep knee bends.

There are a lot of benefits to exercising, but even mild exercise can be dangerous for some pregnancies.

People with preexisting conditions, such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes need to discuss the potential for exercise closely with their health care professional before beginning any program of exercise. Anyone with a history of miscarriages, premature births, a weak cervix, spotting or low placenta also need to be careful and base your decision on the recommendations of medical experts.

Take it easy if you’ve never exercised before getting pregnant.

If you led a sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy isn’t the time to start a rigorous exercise program. For those people, taking up less intense exercise programs are the best. They can be as simple as walking, riding a stationary bike, swimming or using a step machine. Regular bike riding should be avoided because of the potential for falling. Avoid any type of workout, include walking, in excessive heat.

  • You’ll find your pregnancy and delivery is easier and your recovery is quicker if you’ve kept exercising during pregnancy or even started a walking or swimming program when you first discover you’re pregnant.
  • No matter how fit you are, avoid exercises that involve twisting at the waist, HIIT—high intensity interval training—workouts and those with high impact. Avoid holding your breath during stretches or bouncing.
  • Get your arms ready to carry the baby by working out with light weights. Using wrist weights when you walk is one way to do this. Never lift weights when laying on your back.
  • Exercises like the kneeling or standing pelvic tilt can help relieve and prevent back pain during pregnancy Squats and Kegels help improve delivery. Cardio workouts also help during delivery.

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Best Workouts To Tone Your Legs

Best Workouts To Tone Your Legs

Great legs make you feel fabulous whether you’re wearing your favorite shorts or jeans or at the beach in a swimsuit. At RC Fitness in Houston, TX, we can help you achieve that goal. Workouts to tone your legs focus on the muscle groups of the thighs, calves and booty. It gives you that curvy, trim look. Do you suffer from cankles—where your calves and ankles are the same size? Start with the ankles with weighted calf raises, side lying leg lifts using resistance bands, seated calf raises and stair calf raises. They shape the calves and slim the ankles.

Get rid of thunder thighs and puckered cottage cheese thighs.

You can’t really eliminate cellulite, but you can make your thighs smaller and/or smoother by strengthening the muscle tissue. Squats and lunges help do that. Squats to make cellulite less visible include a goblet squat, where your feet are wider than a normal squat and you push your knees out to the side, not straight forward. Side lunges are excellent to tone the thighs, as are side leg raises and donkey kicks.

Make sure you work the front, back and sides of the legs.

If you want faster results that strengthens all the muscles in your legs, do a jumping plyometric squat. Jump up and drop down to squat position, then jump back up again in rapid succession. Every muscle in your leg will be worked. It’s tough to do. Explosive lunges also work the whole leg. They’re done like lunges with feet together, then lunging forward on one leg. Instead of stepping back, you jump as you switch legs midair and land with the other foot forward, continuously switching forward leg.

Tone your booty while you tone your legs.

A plie squat, like ballerinas do, work hamstrings, inner thigh, quads and glutes. The difference in how it’s done compared to a regular squat is the position of the feet. Instead of straight forward and held closer together like a regular squat, the feet are turned out to form a V. If you want to challenge yourself, keep making the V wider. An exercise that will tone your thighs and butt as it strengthens your abs is a bridge. Lay on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hands to your sides. Lift your hips off the floor about five inches and hold, squeezing your glutes as you do.

  • Go up on toe like a ballerina and you’ll have gorgeous legs like they do. You’re really not going up on your toes, but rather on the balls of your feet. Raise up slowly and then lower yourself slowly until your heel is touching the ground again.
  • As your legs get into shape, you can increase the intensity and the number of repetitions you do. As you increase both number and intensity, you’ll get faster results.
  • Step ups are also good for leg muscles. Start with the platform lower and work your way to a higher platform. If you have weights, hold them in your hand as you get more proficient.
  • If you’re overweight, a healthy diet to lose weight is important if you want gorgeous legs. At RC Fitness, we offer in person and on line exercises and a healthy diet to help you lose weight.

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Best Exercises For A Strong Core

Best Exercises For A Strong Core

If you’re moving, you’re using your core muscles. Even sitting in a chair involves them. These are the muscles that start right below the pectorals and end right below the abs. They are muscles both in the front and back of your body. You need strong core muscles for other muscles to function properly. You even need them to walk. Strong core muscles will help you look thinner, aid in your workout and allow you to do every task more easily. That’s why it’s important to do exercises for a strong core.

A plank is not only good for core muscles, it’s good for shoulders and glutes.

Include plank exercises in your core workout. Start with your body outstretched, face down and your toes and forearms on the floor. Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders. If you choose to do a straight arm plank, your palms should be directly beneath your shoulders. Hold the body straight with no bending or sagging and shoulders down. Hold for ten seconds and build until you hit a minute.

V-sit-ups will tax your tummy.

Sit-ups are hard, but V-setups are even harder. Start by sitting on the floor with knees bent, feet on the floor and hands resting beside you. Hold your abs tight as you slowly lift your legs up and extend them at a 45 degree angle to your body. Reach your arms forward, until they’re slightly beside your shins and hold, continuing to breathe deeply as you do. Hold the V-position as long as you can. In the beginning, it may only be a few seconds. Return to starting position.

Not only will a back bridge build your core muscles, they’ll give you a great butt.

A bridge is simple, yet great for core muscles and good for people with back aches. Lay on your back on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor directly beneath the knees. Tighten your abs and buttocks, then raise your hips to create a straight line that extends from the shoulders up to the knees. As you squeeze your core muscles, try to suck in your belly so hard that you feel like your belly button is touching your spine. Hold, then slowly lower yourself back to starting position.

  • If you’ve been doing lunges for your lower body, just add a twist for the core. Just step out and do a lunge, then with your hands in front of you twist to the right. Step up and lunge again, then twist left.
  • Traditional push-ups can tighten your core. Focus on ensuring your body doesn’t sag. If you aren’t able to do a push-up, do a modified one on bent knee.
  • You’ll find videos of how to do many core strengthening exercises. Remember, if it’s good for the abs, it’s strengthening your core. The Superman, oblique twist and side planks are just a few.
  • Some benefits of building your core muscles not only include making you look slimmer by improving your posture, but also improving your balance and making you more graceful.

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What Are The Healthiest Berries?

What Are The Healthiest Berries?

We focus on both diet and exercise for a healthier life and great appearance at RCF in Houston, TX. Fruits and vegetables are an important part of that. Some tasty additions to a healthy diet are berries. Berries are defined as a fruit with a pulpy pericarp that has seeds embedded inside it. You immediately think of grapes, blueberries and currants, but bananas, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, oranges, pumpkins, avocados tomatoes, kiwis and cucumbers also fit that description. Yes, all of these are considered fruits and are berries. Strawberries, black raspberries and raspberries aren’t berries, but we’ll include them in the group of berries.

Grapes and products made from them, like juice, raisins, vinegar or wine, have health benefits.

When you eat the skin and the seeds of the grapes, you’ll be consuming the potent antioxidant polyphenol, that it contains. They not only help lower blood pressure, but also heart rate. Grapes contain fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. One study showed that if you ate grapes three times a week, your risk of type 2 diabetes was lowered by 12%. Another study showed that people who consumed 17 ounces of grapes for 8 weeks had lowered blood cholesterol levels and less oxidative stress. However, 17 ounces is about 89 grapes, which is quite a lot. Another study found drinking 12 ounces of Concord grape juice for 12 weeks improved memory.

Cranberries can be beneficial for UTIs—urinary tract infections.

Most people are aware that cranberry juice and cranberries may be beneficial for UTIs and many nursing homes include cranberry juice daily in residents’ diets. The cranberry juice contains substances that prevent the E. coli bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract or bladder wall. Other infectious bacteria, like the H. pylori that causes gastric cancer and stomach ulcers, also succumb to the teflon-like powers of the cranberry that prevents it sticking to the stomach wall. Cranberries contain fiber, vitamin C, manganese and antioxidant polyphenols. They can help keep the arteries more flexible, oxidative stress, lower high cholesterol and blood pressure.

Blueberries are healthy are part of that comes from the color.

Seriously, the substance that makes blueberries blue, anthocyanins, are not only good to reduce oxidative stress, it also helps lower the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. They also help lower bad cholesterol and enhance the artery functioning. They reduce insulin resistance, which is the precursor to type 2 diabetes by as much as 26%. They’re even good for reducing cognitive decline that comes with aging. Blueberries contain fiber, vitamin C, K and manganese.

  • Raspberries, the berries that aren’t really berries, are high in vitamin C, K and manganese. They are also high in antioxidants. Black raspberries reduce the risk of heart disease and may reduce inflammation.
  • Goji berries are high in vitamin A, C, fiber and iron. The vitamin A and zeaxanthin they contain are beneficial to the eyes. They also contain the antioxidant polyphenols and drinking goji berry juice for 30 days can increase blood antioxidant levels in 30 days.
  • Strawberries, another berry that’s not a true berry, has high amounts of fiber, vitamin C and manganese. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower inflammation and may help prevent diabetes.
  • You might not expect berries to grow on a palm tree, but acai berries do. It has ten times more antioxidants than blueberries. It can reduce insulin amounts, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It also reduces the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

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