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Why you should be eating red, white and blue foods this Flag Day

Celebrate Flag Day with healthy red, white and blue foods!

Did you know this Saturday is Flag Day? The holiday, which is celebrated every June 14, honors the stars and stripes, so it only seems fitting that you incorporate red, white and blue foods to your meals this weekend. Skip the artificial flavorings, and head straight to the all-natural produce. Take a look at our list below to learn about the health benefits of these colorful foods:

  • Red foods: "Lycopene is an antioxidant found in foods like watermelon and tomatoes and helps protect our healthy tissues from free-radical damage," writes Toby Amidor of The Food Network. "Anthocyanins are found in foods like cherries and strawberries. This powerful antioxidant helps fight inflammation and protects your blood vessels and nervous system."
  • White foods: White foods, like bananas, cauliflower and garlic, get their hue from anthoxanthins, and many of these snacks also contain the phytochemical allicin, which is known for lowering both bad cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Plus, it may also reduce the risk of stomach cancer and heart disease. Now that's a good reason to cut up bananas to top your morning oatmeal and serve mashed cauliflower as a side dish for dinner this weekend!
  • Blue foods: Blueberries are the most common blue food, and are not only a tasty snack, but also contain the highest antioxidant levels of all fresh fruits! Plus, these berries help to neutralize free radicals in your body, which can slow down the aging process.

We hope you have a happy and healthy weekend! For more whole body wellness tips, be sure to browse our website for Frownies' array of all-natural anti-aging skin products!

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3 reasons to drink more water

Here are 3 great reasons to drink up!

Drinking enough water is essential for your overall health and whole body wellness. Are you drinking enough H2O? Although it's a commonly known rule that you should aim for eight glasses a day, according to Mayo Clinic, women should drink closer to nine cups of liquid (2.2. liters) each day.

Although popular drinks, including iced tea and lemonade, contain a lot of water, these beverages can also be filled with harmful sweeteners. Opt to make your own sugar-free tea instead or stick to water zested with lemon. No matter what option you choose, take a look at these three reasons to drink more H2O:

  • Flushes out toxins: Water helps flush out toxins from your body, especially those in your skin. Additionally, getting the adequate amount of water can leave you with a great-looking complexion by hydrating your entire body and making you less likely to suffer from dry skin.
  • Makes you feel less tired: Have you been yawning a lot today? You don't necessarily need to head to your closest coffee shop and should instead stop by your office's water cooler. Dehydration can cause you to feel fatigued and leave you with less energy, so be sure to drink up to banish that 2 p.m. slump!
  • Strengthens your muscles: "Another benefit of drinking water is that it makes your muscles stronger. That's because water carries oxygen to the cells of your body, including those of your muscles," writes a blogger for FitDay. "Drinking plenty of water enables your muscles to work harder and longer before they feel tired, and this can help you build muscle."

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How to shop at the farmer’s market

Learn how to find the best produce.

If you've been following our blog, you know that we're all about eating naturally. After all, as the saying goes, 'you are what you eat.' Now that it's finally summer, it's a great time to incorporate plenty of fresh fruit and veggies into your meals.

Do you have a farmer's market near you that you've always wanted to check out? Head over to the outdoor market this weekend and be sure to follow these helpful tips:

  • The more you know: Don't be afraid to ask questions at the farmer's market! Chances are, the staff there will be extremely knowledgeable about the products they offer. You can ask them anything you'd like to know, such as how they feed their animals on the farm and whether or not their produce is certified organic.
  • Timing is everything: Farmer's markets have been more and more popular lately because of the "green revolution." Instead of waiting in line during a hot day, go early or late to beat the rush. At the end of the day, many farmers offer discounts on their food because they don't want to have to reload these items onto their trucks.
  • Variety is the spice of life: "The beauty of farmer's markets is the huge variety of gorgeous, nutrient-dense produce," writes Lauren Fowler of Mind Body Green. "Instead of spinach and orange carrots, grab some colorful rainbow chard and purple carrots. Try out kohlrabi, or maybe those duck eggs you've been eyeing. If you don't know what to do with the item, ask the farmer!"

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