Super Foods to Super Charge Your Day

by Mary Shea Wilson on October 29, 2014

Did you know that there are foods that are super? No drugs needed there are actually foods that will help keep you healthy and boost your energy.

Here are just a few of the foods known to lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and even put you in a better mood.

Blueberries-Blueberries are not just yummy they are a natural antioxidant.  Blueberries are also high in potassium and vitamin C.  They lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, and have also been proven as an anti-inflammatory.

Sweet potatoes- Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. If you are looking to shed some pounds sweet potatoes have been known to curb appetites by stabilizing blood sugar levels. Like blueberries, sweet Potatoes are also rich in antioxidants and boast anti-inflammatory properties.

Salmon-Salmon and other cold-water fish like herring, sardines, and mackerel contain omega-3s. Foods with omega-3s are high in monounsaturated fats, which can lower cholesterol. Two-to-three servings a week should do the trick.

Tea-Green tea can help lower cholesterol and prevent cancer. Green tea contains ECGC. ECGC is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown in studies to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Dark Chocolate-Go ahead and indulge in some dark chocolate! Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can lower blood pressure. When choosing chocolate, the darker the chocolate the better. Dark chocolate is lower in fat and sugar content. Look for chocolate with 60% or higher cocoa content

What are some of your favorite super foods?

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Smoke Alarm Safety

by Mary Shea Wilson on October 22, 2014

Did you know that according to the U.S. Fire Administration, 84 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home?  Fires and burns continue to be a major cause of unintentional injury deaths at home. Statistics show that having working smoke detectors in use can more than double one’s chance of surviving a fire. Here are some alarm safety tips:

Place a smoke alarm on every level of your home.

Make sure to have smoke alarms outside of sleeping areas.

Do not install smoke alarms near windows or doors that could interfere with their operation.

Test your smoke alarms monthly.

Change the smoke alarm’s batteries twice a year or when you hear the chirping noise that indicates a low battery.

Do not remove batteries from a smoke alarm.

Vacuum and clean around smoke alarms to remove dust and debris.

Replace your smoke alarm every ten years.

Plan and practice an escape route so everyone in your family knows what to do in case of an emergency.

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