4 Ways to Eat More Fruit This Summer

Summer is a great time to start eating more fruit—many are at the height of their season. According to most health studies, people should try to eat at least two to five servings of fruit per day.  For the best deals, visit a bulk food store or go for frozen fruits. 

To incorporate more fruit into your diet this summer, consider the following:

Note: Anyone with blood sugar sensitivities like hypoglycemia or diabetes should be wary of using too many sweet fruits without veggies for balance. Please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diet. 

1. Fruit Salad: Chop & Mix37802338_l

July’s peak-season fruits include: watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, apricots, kiwi, raspberries, and plums. Different fruits have different health benefits, so a fruit salad is a great way to receive a variety of nutrients. For example, plums have high levels of potassium, which may help manage high blood pressure. One easy way to know you’re mixing nutrients is to mix colors. 

2. Smoothies: Toss & Blendsmoothie

A smoothie is a great way to get more fruits, extra protein and even veggies into your diet. Try some protein-packed yogurt or add veggies like spinach, kale, or spirulina powder to improve your amount of daily nutrients. A simple recipe is to blend berries, banana, and 100% apple juice. 
TIP: Put over-ripe bananas in the freezer and use them for extra sweet and refreshing smoothies.

3. Easy Desserts: Chop. Dip. Freeze. popsicle

Try chopping up your favorite fruit, dipping them in yogurt, then freezing them. You can also make homemade popsicles using fresh fruit juice or small fruit chunks in coconut milk or yogurt. If you have left over smoothie, you can freeze that as well! 

4. Juicing: Press or Squeeze31571565_l

If you like fresh juice not from concentrate, you may want to consider investing in a juicer. Juicing, however, does remove a lot of natural fiber, so it should not replace all of the fruit in your diet.

 

Remember, the Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card may help you save on your monthly prescriptions and other medications. Simply click on the “Get Your Free Card” link. The card is available to everyone at any time. For more information about how the free Prescription Discount Card works, check out this short FAQ video: wtree.us/video 
WH_GPS_logo_web_LORESYou can also look up your prescription savings with our card using the wtree.us/SavingsTool. Simply provide the drug name and zip code to find the best price at a pharmacy near you. 

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WHBlogger 
Updated: 5/28/19

Instructions and Disclaimer: The content on this website is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses. Always consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health. 

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Keeping Your Child Safe In and Around Water

37305206_lWarm weather is here and kids of all ages are jumping into pools, and swimming in nearby lakes and oceans. Before you let your kids take a splash in the water, remember that even small pools may be dangerous. The chances are small, but it only takes a second for a child to inhale water and risk drowning. Consider these safety tips in and around water:

  1. Children ages 1-4 are less likely to drown if they are given swimming lessons early in life. You may especially want to consider this if you live where there are a lot of pools in your neighborhood.

  2. It is not recommended that children younger than age 1 take swimming classes due to they are not developmentally ready.

  3. If you are in the pool or hot tub with your kids, instruct them to avoid drains given they may suck hair and loose clothing, and be dangerous. Ensure your drain covers are attached. Families buying a pool might consider one with multiple drains. This reduces the suction power of each one.

  4. An adult must always be present with their toddlers in shallow pools, preferably only a few feet away. Toddlers have little self-control. If they slip into the water, they might take several quick breaths out of fear.

  5. Do not task a person you just met with watching your child.

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  6. Never drink alcohol while supervising children. One sober person should watch the children swim at all times, even at large parties.

  7. Inflatable toys are not substitutes for life jackets. 

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  8. If your kids are younger than five, you should fence in your pool and use safety locks on the gate. The fence should be a minimum of four-feet tall and not have wide slots. Chain-link fences can also be problematic because children are great climbers, and will go up and over for a quick splash in the water.

  9. Install alarms on any doors leading into an indoor swimming pool area. If your child tries to open the door, it will alert you immediately.

  10. Never leave toys in the pool. If a young child sees a toy, it could entice them to retrieve it.

Remember, the Watertree Health Prescription Discount Card may help you save on medication for you or your loved onesSimply click on the “Get Your Free Card” link. The card is available to everyone at any time. For more information about how the free Prescription Discount Card works, check out this short FAQ video: wtree.us/video 

WH_GPS_logo_web_LORESYou can also look up your prescription savings with our card using the wtree.us/SavingsTool. Simply provide the drug name and zip code to find the best price at a pharmacy near you. 

By WHBlogger 

Updated: 5/23/19

Instructions and Disclaimer: The content on this website is designed for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses. Always consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health. 

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Minimize Arthritis Symptoms With Diet & Exercise

by Shane Power, President of Watertree Health 

It may surprise you to know that, in America, 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 18-64 have arthritis. With over 100 different types of this disease, it is predicted that more than 75 million people in this age group will have arthritis by 2040. Practicing good habits can help ease the effects that may develop over time. For example, diet can help alleviate symptoms from the inside out, and physical activity can help improve stamina and mobility. (Always consult your doctor before making any lifestyle changes.) Let’s discuss what else you can do to help cope with this ailment.

Although arthritis cannot be cured, it can be helped by making healthier dietary choices. Here is a list of foods, beverages, and supplements that are highly recommended because they are high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.

Best Dietary Choices for Arthritis:

  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Fatty Fish
  • Broccoli
  • Cherries
  • Olive Oil
  • Green Tea
  • Smoothies

Shaking a sedentary lifestyle should be a top priority for most. Physical activity can make a huge difference for those experiencing arthritis and can help reduce pain and improve mobility by 40%. Recent studies have discovered that some sports can help maintain healthy cartilage. The low-impact activities listed below may help make a difference in how you feel.

Best Exercises for Arthritis:

  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • Water Aerobics
  • Swimming

Following a good daily diet and exercise routine may help minimize arthritis symptoms. Share this story with friends and family who may be suffering. Pain doesn’t always have to be a part of living with this disease.

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