Think On These Things: Olive Oil Takes It To The Next Level

Check out this video of the many benefits of olive oil. And if you choose to take advantage of these benefits, make sure you read labels so that you are actually getting real olive oil. Enjoy!

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Think On These Things: Resources For Better Health

Top 15 Amazon Health Best Selling Products

1. How Not to Die Hardcover Book

This book is all about teaching someone to use healthy lifestyle changes to improve their overall health, lose weight, and battle disease in a natural way. It relies heavily on eating a plant-based diet and the benefits of it.

https://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Die-Discover-Scientifically/dp/1250066115

 

2. NatureWise Green Coffee Bean Extract

The Green Coffee Bean Extract supplements by NatureWisehelp with weight loss and weight management. These supplements are vegan and gluten-free, and are a top best selling supplement for losing weight.

https://www.amazon.com/NatureWise-Coffee-Extract-Natural-Supplement/dp/B009VUZJTM

3. Whole 30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom

This is the Kindle version of the Whole 30 book, but there are paperback and hard cover versions of the book as well. This book teaches people how to do the Whole 30 diet and weight loss plan, which is extremely popular.

https://www.amazon.com/Whole30-30-Day-Guide-Health-Freedom-ebook/dp/B00QEGI2GS

4. Ab Carver Pro

With fitness equipment and accessories, the Ab Carver Pro is one of the best-selling products on Amazon. This is $39.99 when buying ti new, and allows someone to work on their abdominal muscles form the comfort of their own home. It is small enough to fit anywhere, from a closet to underneath the bed.

https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Fitness-Ab-Carver-Pro/dp/B00B1N0R6C

5. California Home Goods Reusable Food Storage Containers

If you have readers that often do meal prepping and meal planning, these food storage containers are perfect. They are best sellers on Amazon and come with 10 containers that contain 3 compartments in each one. They can be used for kids’ lunches, work lunches, chopping veggies, and saving leftovers.

https://www.amazon.com/California-Home-Goods-Compartment-Containers/dp/B00WLCDT9O

6. Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker

Fitbit is definitely one of the top-rated fitness trackers sold on Amazon. The Fitbit Alta model is a best selling product that includes an OLED tap display, tracking distance, steps, and calories burned, and has sleeping tracking as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Fitness-Tracker-Silver-Black/dp/B01B25PKB0

7. Dead Sea Mud Mask

This is one of the top-rated masks on Amazon, providing a way for your readers to reduce wrinkles, clear up acne, and minimize their pores. The Dead Sea Mud Mask comes in a 8.8 ounce container and is ideal for improving their skin and complexion.

https://www.amazon.com/BEST-Dead-Sea-Mud-Mask/dp/B00XTAFYKY

8. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Facial Mask

Another popular facial mask that helps with the health of the skin is the healing clay facial mask by Aztec Secret. This mask is inexpensive, top-rated, and provides extreme pore cleansing. This product contains no animal products and was not tested on animals.

https://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Secret-Indian-Healing-Cleansing/dp/B0014P8L9W

9. Start Where You Are: A Journal For Self-Exploration

Journaling is another important part of the health industry, both for physical and emotional health. This is a best selling journal on Amazon, providing blank pages for writing, along with some writing prompts for self improvement.

https://www.amazon.com/Start-Where-You-Are-Self-Exploration/dp/0399174826/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473905852&sr=8-2&keywords=journal

10. Mindfulness in Everyday Life

The Mindfulness in Everyday Life book is perfect for anyone working on self improvement, wanting to find peace, and learn how to meditate. It allows your readers to improves themselves through thinking only about the present moment.

https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Everyday-Life-Happiness-Meditation-ebook/dp/B0157AEN1Y/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1473906230&sr=8-19&keywords=meditation#nav-subnav

11. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oils are often used in natural health remedies, whether dropped in a bathtub or mixed into homemade beauty products. Another way they can be used is in aromatherapy, helping with emotional stress, anxiety, depression, and many other issues. This is a best-selling oil diffuser on Amazon that works with essential oils for aromatherapy purposes. It contains LED colored lights in 7 different colors overall.

https://www.amazon.com/Aromatherapy-Essential-Oil-Diffuser-colors/dp/B014SF6MBI/ref=sr_1_15_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1473906253&sr=8-15&keywords=essential+oils

12. Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan salt lamps are very popular for helping with anxiety, stress, depression, heart disease, fatigue, insomnia, and loads of other mental and physical health conditions. The WBM Himalayan salt lamp is hand-carved and includes a natural glow. It is 9 inches tall and weighs no more than 11 pounds.

 

https://www.amazon.com/WBM-Himalayan-Natural-Crystal-Control-8/dp/B001892AX2

13. Spiralizer Tri-Blade Vegetable Slicer

Using vegetables as pasta is getting popular in the health industry, both for cutting carbs and for diets like low-calorie, paleo, and keto. Spiralizer is the leading company for vegetable slicers that turn squash and zucchini into pasta. This one also makes other types of slices in vegetables.

https://www.amazon.com/Spiralizer-Tri-Blade-Vegetable-Strongest—Heaviest/dp/B00GRIR87M/

14. Crock-Pot 6-Quart Cook ‘N Carry

This slow cooker is perfect for bringing to potlucks and barbecues, or for making a healthy meal at home. Slow cookers allow you to save time by cooking your dinner during the day while running errands or working, and lets you make healthy meals at the same time.

https://www.amazon.com/6-Quart-Manual-Portable-Stainless-SCCPVL600S/dp/B003HF6PUO

15. NatureWise Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is essential to your physical health, but not everyone gets enough sunshine during the day. The next best thing is to take a supplement, such as this vitamin D supplement by NatureWise. It is organic and comes in a bottle with 360 pills.

https://www.amazon.com/NatureWise-Vitamin-Organic-Olive-Non-GMO/dp/B00GB85JR4/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1473907035&sr=1-2&keywords=vitamins

 

Think On These Things: Health Report

Infused Water Tips

Infused water is the process of adding fruits, vegetables, and herbs to your water, then letting these ingredients flavor the water. In addition to providing a delicious flavor with a wide range of combination options, you also get some of the nutrients from the produce and herbs, which further improves how healthy your water is. Infused water is easy to do, but there are a few things you should know first. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are making your infused water.

Types of Water to Use

The first thing you should know about making infused water is that filtered water is always better. Filtered water is cleaner, so this is really going to improve the overall quality and flavor of your infused water. Since not everyone has access to enough filtered water to fill infused water pitchers every time, tap water is okay when necessary, but do try to get filtered water if at all possible.

When choosing your water, you should only use room temperature or cold water. Avoid warm or hot water, since it can cause the produce to fall apart at a rapid rate, which reduces how many nutrients are going to end up in your water.

Choose Organic When Possible

If at all possible, try to select organic fruits and vegetables. These can often be found in the produce of your supermarket, but a better option might be to get them from a weekly CSA, farmerís market, or contacting local farmers directly. This allows you to get fresh fruits and veggies that you know were grown locally without added fertilizers and other chemicals. Organic produce does tend to provide a better flavor for infused water. However, the most important part is having healthy water with your favorite fruits and veggies, so if you canít use organic, donít worry too much about it!

How to Prep the Ingredients

After you select the ingredients you want to use for your infused water, you will then need to prep them before putting them into the pitcher. You should always rinse the fruits and vegetables to make sure no chemicals are left on them. Even if you bought them organic, it is still a good idea to rinse them and make sure they are clean. If you are using herbs, you want to crush them with a muddler since this will help to release the oils. The exception is when the herb is leafy, such as with mint or basil.

Most fruits and vegetables need to be cut at least in half before being put in the pitcher so that they can release their flavors. Hard fruits and vegetables like cucumber and apples need to be cut into thin slices since they can take longer to release flavor to the water. With berries and citrus fruit, they are softer, so just cutting them in half or quarters should be fine.

What to Make Your Infused Water In

By this point, you are ready to start putting your infused water together. Before you add in the water, make sure you have the right container. While you can technically use anything, a glass pitcher is usually recommended. However, regardless of which way you go, make sure it is BPA-free and food-safe. Many plastic pitchers are not ideal and wonít keep the water fresh, but in the end it is really up to you. There are also pitchers and cups used especially for infusing. They typically have a long and narrow section in the middle where you put your herbs and fruit, with holes or slots so the flavor can be released. You can use these, but they arenít necessary.

How Long to Soak the Produce

When making infused water, you will add the produce and herbs first, then add your room temperature or cold water on top. You then want to let the water infuse so that you can get good flavors and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables being used. If you are leaving it out on the counter, this is usually done in about 2 hours. Otherwise, wait 4-6 hours if keeping it in the refrigerator for the infusing process. If you leave it overnight, it will be super flavorful.

When the Water Should Be Enjoyed

The ideal time to drink infused water is within 24-48 hours after the infusing process is complete. It is usually best to drink it the same day, but at least try to drink it within the first couple days. Waiting 3 days is okay, but donít leave it for longer than that. Make sure you are not leaving the fruits and vegetables in the water for this long though. They should be removed and only the water should remain in the pitcher for this long. Citrus fruits will remain fresher for longer, while melons are going to get soft and mushy quickly.

Also keep in mind that if you drink the infused water the same day, you can usually refill it 2-3 times with the produce in the pitcher or cup and still get good flavor from it.