Marla Ahlgrimm | Easy Ways To Improve Your Health

Marla AhlgrimmIn part four in a multi-channel series of health tips, Marla Ahlgrimm explains the benefits of tinted light and why you should never overcook your meat.

Watch the grill.

Everybody loves a freshly grilled steak. Marla Ahlgrimm says that meat can safely be added to a diet, and provides lots of nutrients and protein. However, while a few grill marks might be desirable, burnt meat may actually release carcinogenic compounds so watch the heat.

Block blue light.

Marla Ahlgrimm has talked before about how important sleep is to human health. Unfortunately, thanks to technology, we have sleep inhibitors around us all the time. Your phone, computer, and tablet release blue light, which mimics the sun’s effects on the body. Use your device’s blue light blocking feature, which adds an orange tint to counter blue light waves, or leave the electronics alone for at least three hours before bed. Doing so can help your brain create the melatonin it needs to settle you into a deep slumber.

Take a vitamin D supplement.

While the sun may be responsible for keeping your awake, the vitamin D that your body makes in response to sun exposure is crucial to your health. Marla Ahlgrimm explains that just under half of people in the United States are deficient in vitamin D. If you don’t get outside for at least 15 minutes every day, take a vitamin D supplement, which can strengthen your bones, lessen your risk of depression, and elevate your body’s immunity to certain types of cancer.

Eat your asparagus.

Few things pair as well with steak as grilled asparagus topped with a light drizzle of butter and sprinkle of salt. And aside from being delicious, this and other produce should be a part of every meal. Fruits and vegetables have antioxidants, vitamins, prebiotic fiber, and other nutrients that will help your body transform into an effective disease-fighting machine from the inside out.

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