Written by- Raina Elegado
Secret Supplements for Moms: Turmeric Capsules
As an active mom who works as a dance teacher, it's important for me to keep my body healthy and strong with Health Plus’s turmeric capsules. They have 3 products in their Turmeric Line, each with their own health benefit - Digest, Heart and Joint.
First and foremost, let's start with what turmeric is and where it comes from. Turmeric is an herbaceous plant.
Turmeric is an herbaceous plant from Southern Asia and is a part of the ginger family. It was first used as a dye in food for its orangey-yellow color. It's still used for that purpose and for its warm, bitter taste in Asian foods and yellow mustard. While it’s super popular in Southern Asian countries, India remains as the number one prominent producer of turmeric.
Ok, now that my mini history lesson is over. Let's get to the point and talk about Health Plus’s products, particularly their Turmeric Line.
Their Turmeric DIGEST Curcumin supports healthy digestion and gut absorption.
I love taking these capsules to help support my digestive health. These capsules keep my mind at ease knowing that my digestive system is being cared for. As a teacher, surrounded by students every day and having to go home to my own kids, this is super helpful in keeping me as healthy as possible.
The Turmeric HEART Curcumin helps assist with the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.
I mean, we all know how super important our cardiovascular system is so this product is amazing because it helps support the cardiovascular system. I recently had a little health scare a few months ago which turned out to be related to stress. I had a tightening in my left chest area by my heart and I remember being so terrified. I was reminded about the importance of taking care of your body, especially your heart, no matter if you're in your early 30's like me. When I checked in to the hospital, they had to run a few tests on me to make sure my heart was working the way it should. Luckily, it was but I promised myself to take care of my cardiovascular system and started taking Health Plus’s Turmeric HEART Curcumin capsules.
The Turmeric JOINT Curcumin helps assist with a normal inflammatory response, joint mobility and flexibility.
I love this one because as a dance teacher who was a past dancer, my body doesn't move as it did when I was in my prime. My joints crack a little more and it takes me a little longer to warm up to get my body ready to move. Sometimes when I have an intense class, I literally can't walk normal the next day. After taking the Turmeric JOINT Curcumin capsules regularly, it doesn't get that bad anymore... thank goodness!
As you now know, turmeric has some great health benefits and Health Plus’s Turmeric Line is so convenient in helping you get the right amount you need. I'm so thankful to have received these products! You guys have to try them out for yourself and reap the health benefits that turmeric has to offer.
Written by- Tiffany Ashley
Turmeric Supplements for Overall Health
In the world we live in today, the next best thing to add to your diet is constantly popping up. We're bombarded with supplements that are supposed to be the most amazing thing for us while we're watching TV, browsing online, and even listening to the radio. For the average person who doesn't know the ins & outs of it all, like myself, this can feel like too much! After much research and confusion quite frankly, there was one ingredient that continued to pop up for me - Turmeric.
Turmeric is actually a spice that has an active compound called curcumin, which has many science-backed health benefits. I've teamed up with Health Plus Inc. to share their Turmeric line of supplements and why each one can help you!
Written by- Lindsay Miller
Best of Both Worlds! How I Use Turmeric for Inflammatory Benefits and Cooking Purposes
One thing is for certain, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for me. With my rare, and at times complicated, medical condition, I am always finding ways to stay on top of my health and find natural ways to care for my body. I am an active mom of two toddler girls and I need to keep up with their everyday activities. This means I need to stay in great shape. As I start to age, I want to be sure my body keeps up. I have found a beneficial product line that I love. The main component is Turmeric which I’ve used in my kitchen for years for its health benefits.
Turmeric is a spice that has a warm bitter taste. It is usually used in a lot of foods to add flavor or color. The root of it is used for medicine because it contains a chemical called curcumin which is used for many ailments. It is believed the chemical curcumin decreases swelling and inflammation and may be beneficial in many medical conditions of the human body. For me and my Hemiplegic Migraine condition this is key. When there is inflammation in my brain, I tend to have more episodes then when my brain and body have little to no inflammation. I started to add Turmeric to my tea and my meals for its anti-inflammatory benefits. I like to find the best and most natural ways to stay as healthy as I can. This is what led me to find the Health Plus product line.
Health Plus Inc. has a Turmeric line that is awesome for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The digest, heart, and joint capsules are all awesome in their own unique ways. They are formulated with the purest form of turmeric root powder and root extract to help assist the body in its proper function. I think my favorite product is the digest. I just love how it makes my tummy feel. Gut absorption is so important for my migraines, or really anyone needing gut support. This product speaks volumes for helping bad bacteria and toxins from passing through your gut lining. Anything that keeps inflammation down and good bacteria in, is a great product for me. I also love their Joint and Heart products as well. As a busy mom of two toddlers I need to stay on top of my health, and both keep me in check. Turmeric is an awesome antioxidant, along with the other ingredients, this little Heart bottle is wonderful in aiding in heart health. As far as my joints are concerned, they haven’t been happier. Since using my Joint product line, I have noticed less discomfort and more pep in my step. Turmeric and the MSM are the powerful anti-inflammatory team keeping me an active mommy!
Since I am on this Turmeric kick, I decided to make a fun family recipe that even my picky toddlers would love! I am all about easy and quick recipes and this one is a keeper for sure! For the recipe I added fresh ground Turmeric and for myself I added a capsule of Digest to my finished product at the end. If you use your imagination, it’s amazing to see how easy it is to get healthy. I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as ours did! Enjoy
Recipe for Turmeric Honey Glazed Chicken
1 package chicken tenders
¼ cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic chopped
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup chopped pineapple (you can use fresh or from can with juice)
Brown Rice (I use minute rice quick serve)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Heat coconut oil on med/high heat in pan. Toss Chicken with cornstarch in zip lock bag till well coated. Add to heated oil and fry. Once golden-brown remove from pan and cut into small pieces. Add garlic and cook till sizzling. Add honey, soy sauce chopped pineapple, salt and pepper, and turmeric. Add chicken back in. Let thicken. Heat rice in microwave and place in bowls. Add chicken mixture on top of rice and top with scallions. * I added an opened capsule of Digest on top of my Turmeric Honey Chicken Bowl!
Written by- Laura Posada
My Secret Weapon to Fight Inflammation
When I talk to my ladies about their worries and questions regarding their physical appearance, their number one complaint is about that stubborn belly fat. It causes frustration every time you look at yourself in the mirror, because it seems impossible, regardless of all the exercise, to get rid of it. Trust me; I know exactly what you mean!
9 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT HEALTH
Written by Health Plus Inc.
Health Plus has a new look!
CHINO, CA 2017 - Health Plus®, a company rooted in a tradition of helping consumers lead a healthier lifestyle, is proud to announce an exciting new modern look for the brand. In addition, most product formulas are being updated to meet the evolving needs of today’s natural consumer.
The goal of the new design is to attract a new generation of natural consumers and to bring attention to the company’s commitment to offering the safest, highest quality, and most innovative dietary supplements on the market.
The first of the newly designed products are expected to begin shipping early 2018, with an official launch of the products debuting their new look and formulas at the Natural Products Expo West in March 2018.
The Health Plus shift in branding and design is focused on what the company believes the modern wellness-seeker is looking for. Easy access to an abundance of information has helped create a more health savvy consumer who is more willing to take a Do-It-Yourself approach to health and wellness.
However, this quest for more knowledge coupled with new products that are continuously flooding the marketplace makes it easy for consumers to become confused. In response, Health Plus has concentrated on a clean, modern look that highlights key natural ingredients and clearly calls out information consumers often seek.
With positive feedback from buyers, Health Plus is excited to be leading the launch with their top selling product – Super Colon Cleanse. In addition to the design changes, most products will be reformulated to give consumers even better products with more of the key ingredients in smaller serving sizes – the same efficacious doses in fewer capsules.
“We’re proud to re-launch these best-selling digestive and detox formulas in updated packaging and with the best possible formulas,” said Sunil Kohli, COO of Health Plus. “We have watched over the years as our natural consumers’ priorities change and are going to continue to meet these needs with revised labels and formulas which make our currently best-in-category products even more attractive to them.”
Individual product changes for the upcoming releases are highlighted below…
Original Colon Cleanse®: New Look, Original Formula
Super Colon Cleanse®: New Look/New Formula
Kidney Cleanse: New Look/New Formula
About Health Plus
Over 30 years ago in the back room of a health food store, Health Plus’ first product, Colon Cleanse, was developed. In fact, Colon Cleanse was so successful it helped create the colon cleansing category in the United States.
Health Plus has remained committed to its roots by offering a full range of products that support wellness and specific organs to promote the health of the entire body. All Health Plus products are formulated using the highest quality raw materials and are manufactured in their own cGMP compliant facility in Chino, California.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
It is often said that you are what you eat.... or chocolate causes pimples…
Though these have been thought as old wives tales, there is some truth behind these sayings. The food and drinks you consume can have an effect on the health of your skin, but that doesn’t ring true for everyone.
Psyllium husk is a soluble fiber that helps push out toxins from your digestive track helping to prevent excreting through skins pores. Not only does psyllium husk have lots of great health benefits from adding it to your diet, but it also works wonderfully as a skin exfoliator. Try this anti-inflammatory psyllium face scrub to find out for yourself.
1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
2. Stir until the mixture has thickened. It may take a moment for the powder to combine and the coconut oil to “melt” into the mixture.
3. Apply the mixture to the face. Wash hands immediately after application to prevent staining of the fingernails.
4. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes.
5. Rinse to reveal your natural glow!
6. Wash face after to prevent tinting and moisturize as desired.
The short answer is yes, but to better understand what that means, let’s take a deeper look.
What is Gluten? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye which in turn is often found in pasta, bread, cakes, and breakfast cereal.
Whole Grain: Whole grain does not mean wheat or that it contains gluten… In fact, true grains are edible seeds of certain grasses and for a food to be considered “whole grain,” it must contain 100% of the original seed. Amaranth, quinoa, and buckwheat are considered whole grains.
In-soluble Fiber: Wheat bran, vegetables, and whole grains help to promote digestion by adding bulk to the stool and help it move quickly through the stomach/intestines.
Soluble Fiber: Oat bran, barley, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, peas, and some fruits/vegetables when digested attract water and turn into a gel-like substance.
Psyllium husk comes from the small seeds of the Plantago Ovata plant. The small shrub-like plant can produce up to 15,000 seeds at a time. The husk is milled from the seed and is a rich soluble fiber, that has many benefits and uses. Since psyllium husk is classified as a seed, it contains no gluten in its natural state.
Gluten-Free and your health
According the Celiac Disease Foundation, gluten-free living appeals to about 30 percent of American adults, though it seems to still be widely misunderstood, .4 percent of people have a doctor-diagnosed wheat allergy. When people with celiac disease eat gluten it prompts an immune system attack on the small intestine causing diarrhea and/or bloating. The misconception that gluten-free is healthier has led to avoidance of whole grains which is an important source of fiber, micronutrients, and prebiotics.
As previously stated plain psyllium husk is naturally gluten-free. However some companies will add wheat flour as a binding agent. So the best way to be completely sure that you are getting 100% psyllium husk is to read the ingredients on the product’s Nutrition/Supplement Facts panel.
When it comes to fruits, summer time has the sweetest and the juiciest of all year. When thinking about juicy fruits, one stands out above the rest -- guess that explains why August is National Peach Month!
A symbol of longevity and immortality, peaches are low in calories, have no saturated fat, and are a good source of dietary fiber. This sweet fruit is not only packed full of vitamins and nutrients, but it also aids digestion.
Is your mouth watering for more? Let’s take a look at peaches on digestion --
Around the Health Plus office, 10 a.m. is often a favorite time of day, as it is Snack Time.
In honor of National Peach Month, for today’s snack we decided to construct our very own Greek Yogurt Peach Parfait.
There is a lot of great topping options for your parfait…
We want to know how you like to dress up your yogurt, share your favorite recipes or toppings with us!
Craving some more Peaches.... check out our Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
Food for thought....