Summer Superfoods – 7 Ways LEMON Can Boost Your Summer Health & Beauty Regimen

Summer is here! This is the season to keep your eating clean and body healthy, which is why we recommend stocking up on citrus…lemons to be specific.

Lemons are one of nature’s most versatile superfoods, comprised of compounds that can do everything from boost your immune system to clean your kitchen counter. And for those of us looking for a healthy boost to our summer – whether it means hitting the road for tour or hitting the beach – lemons are essential for keeping your voice and bikini-body in check.

Here are seven reasons lemons should be a part of your summer diet:

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Healthy Summer Detox Water – Recipes & Benefits

Summer is here! What better time to kick your health into high-gear?

Try adding some of these fresh fruits and herbs to your water and be sure to have it on you at all times.

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7 Home Remedies to Clear Congestion

Congestion sucks. It is an inevitable side effect of the cold, flu, or allergies, but luckily it is also easy to combat.

Nasal vs. Sinus Congestion

Nasal congestion is the result of irritated, inflamed, and swollen nasal passages which make it difficult to breath. It may feel like your noses is full of excess mucous, however the culprit is the irritation. Mucous is however, the primary cause of sinus congestion, which occurs when the mucous membranes become irritated and start to excrete an excess of thick mucus.

Common irritants that lead to the excessive production of mucous, and the irritation of your nasal passage and mucous membranes include:

Bacterial infection
Viral infection – Most commonly cold or flu

Allergies

Hay Fever

Upper respiratory infections including asthma
Nasal polyps

Environmental irritants

Sinus Infection
A sinus infection
A head injury
Excessive use of decongestant nasal sprays

An excess of mucous can also cause sore throats, coughing, and ear infection, and worsen the symptoms of upper respiratory conditions like asthma or bronchitis. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consult with an ENT specialist.

Congestion can be addressed at home, and often times with great results. Here are some of our favorite go-to methods for clearing congestion at home:

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Homemade Vapor Rub – Natural Congestion Relief

There is nothing worse than being plagued by chest congestion and a blocked respiratory system. A common cold can feel like it is literally sucking the air and life out of your chest, making breathing a chore, and sleep nearly impossible.

Over the counter medication and that ultra-strong minty rub are some of the most effective ways to clear congestion and give your body relief, but the abundance of chemicals and manufactured ingredients can be less than desirable. Luckily, the natural alternatives can be just as effective as the over-the-counter products, and you can even have fun with different scents if you don’t want a nose full of pure menthol.

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SUPERFOODS – The Many Health Benefits of Garlic For Your Voice & General Health

Garlic is good for your voice? YES.

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is the bulb of a plant in the lily family and a species in the onion genus, Allium.

Health Benefits of Garlic

According to historians, garlic was once considered an aphrodisiac in India — despite the foul odor.

For centuries, garlic has been considered a superfood and put to use as a potent organic remedy for everything from preventing cancer to reducing blood pressure and fungal infections. Ancient Egyptians even used it as currency.

When consumed on a daily basis (in the recommended daily amounts), this ultra-flavorful member of the onion family can help keep your voice and body healthy enough to fight everything from the common cold to vampires…so the legend tells says.

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The Top Professions At Risk For Vocal Trauma

Speaking is a part of our every day lives, but for some, the voice is paramount to your profession. For those of us who rely on our voice for more than the average daily conversation, maintaining vocal health should not be overlooked.

And just like we exercise to keep our bodies fit and healthy, proper diet and exercise is just as important for keeping our vocals healthy. Proper vocal maintenance can help prevent you from losing your voice or a vocal trauma that could sideline you from your job — which can be a hit to both your career and wallet. Just ask artists like Adele and Sam Smith, who have had to cancel major performances and tour dates to treat vocal traumas.

So who is the most at risk?

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