UBT Movement Health & Wellness Tips
Green With Envy
Stop and have a think about how many green vegetables do you include in your daily diet?

It's so critical to include green foods in your daily eating habits and here's why...

The color green is associated with life, vitality and renewal. Greens are essential for ensuring certain cells in your skin as well as your gut function properly. Green leafy vegetables are among the most nutrient dense foods available.

Here's examples of some greens you could include in your meals:
  •  Spinach
  •  Swiss chard
  •  Kale
  •  Buk choy
  •  Wheatgrass
  •  Asparagus
  •  Broccoli
  •  Beans
  •  Okra
  •  Peas
  •  Cucumber
Greens are high in Iron, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Zinc, vitamins A, C, E, K, Folate, Chlorophyll, enzymes and many other phyto-chemicals or plant nutrients.

The benefits of eating your greens include:

* Boost immune function
* Provide steady energy
* Improve liver, kidney and gallbladder function
* Help reduce inflammation
* Purify the blood
* Improve circulation

So make sure you get your dose of green veggies daily to keep your body strong and healthy.

Where Can You Get A Good Source Of Vitamin D?
Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem?

There’s over a billion people worldwide who are classed as deficient or insufficient. 

So where can you get some good sources of Vitamin D? One key source is directly from the sun, as it is essential for the production of vitamin D in the body. 

Your body produces vitamin D in the skin via the exposure of your skin to the sun. This is why smart sun exposure is so important.

Vitamin D is important in the formation and maintenance of your bones, that's why it's vital for people with calcium deficiency. However, no matter how much calcium you have in your diet, the body can’t build and maintain quality bone mass without vitamin D, through to your DNA. 

Vitamin D has been shown to affect your DNA through vitamin D receptors, which bind to specific locations of the human genome. Scientists have identified nearly 3,000 genes that are influenced by vitamin D levels.

Recent evidence has confirmed that exposure to the sun in smart, measured timeframes has a number of health benefits unrelated to Vitamin D production, such as:

· Inducing nitric oxide (NO), which helps protect skin against UV damage, offers cardiovascular protection and promotes wound healing

· Enhancing mood and energy through the release of endorphins

· Protecting and suppressing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)

· Treating skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, scleroderma and vitiligo

· Melatonin regulation through the pineal gland photoreceptors

· Relieving fibromyalgia pain

Studies have shown that people with low levels of circulating vitamin D had a 50 percent greater risk of developing colon and prostate cancers.

Researchers have found that vitamin D levels are low in 90 percent of people with degenerative diseases such as heart disease, certain cancers and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 diabetes.

Dr Michael F. Holick, a professor of medicine, dermatology, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine says that no one should be a “sunphobe.”

Dr Holick discovered the active form of vitamin D and he has pooled a large body of evidence in support of his advice that smart, measured time frames of sunlight exposure can help ward off a host of debilitating and sometimes deadly diseases.

Sunshine is great for the body and to product essential Vitamin D. And the best part is, it’s free!

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