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Fruits and Veggies, More Matters

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by BrevardBlogger No Comments

More fruits and veggies can keep you healthy.

Brevard Medical strives to bring you products that are life changing and helpful to your everyday life. Healthy eating is an important part of aging well and staying independent. September is Fruits and Veggies Month, with the theme “More Matters.”

This means all forms of fruits and vegetables matter, canned, frozen, fresh, or dried. As long as you are getting the many benefits from these healthy foods, it doesn’t matter how you are taking them in. Less than half of Americans get adequate fruit and vegetable consumption each week. We are going to give you a few reasons why “more matters.”

More matters:

  1. Fruits and vegetables are vibrantly colored and add flavor to your plate. Your plate will be more colorful and appealing.
  2. More fiber in healthy foods. Fiber can keep you feel fuller longer, so you are less likely to overeat. Your digestive system will also benefit greatly.
  3. Variety of options. There are many different fruits and vegetables out there that you may have never even heard of. Fruits and veggies give you many opportunities to make delicious and healthy recipes.
  4. Low in calories. Fruits and vegetables can settle sweet and salty cravings for a lot less calories than junk food. They leave you feeling satisfied without the guilt after.
  5. Quick and natural snack option. You can feel good knowing you are eating a food that is not heavily processed. They are conveniently easy to wash and peel on the go.
  6. Packed with vital nutrients. From calcium to vitamin C, you can find that all fruits and vegetables are packed with good things for you. From inside to the outside, fruits and veggies can keep you healthy all around.

Now that you know why “more matters” when it comes to fruits and veggies make a list of these healthy foods to get at the store next time you go. Contact us if you have any questions about our products or services.

Not Your Typical Allergies

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by BrevardBlogger No Comments

That looks like it hurts! Rubbing doesn’t make it better!

In these summer months, you tend to see people suffering from typical allergies from pollen, dust or animals. The typical reaction to these allergies are sneezing, running noses, coughing or all the above!  Brevard Medical Equipment wants to learn about other allergies that are out there like skin and eye allergies.

You may want to speak to an allergy specialist if you repeatedly see redness, blistering, itching, hives or rashes on your skin.  You may have gotten into something that your skin and body don’t exactly agree with.  Allergic contact dermatitis is better known as skin allergies and it happens when you come in contact with an allergen that your skin is sensitive or allergic too.  Each allergen you come in contact with may have its own treatment plan.  The most common skin allergies you may come into contact with are poison ivy, poison oak and sumac, a small tree.

It’s best to treat the rash as soon as possible. Wash the affected area with soap and water as best as you can and don’t itch if you absolutely don’t have to. There are over-the-counter medications, like cream and ointments, can provide relief too.

Allergic conjunctivitis, or eye allergies, happens when there is inflammation to the inner tissue of the eyelid. Your eyelids help keep your eye moist.  The most common eye allergy is pink eye.  Pink eye is caused by allergens, and if bacteria or viruses get in the eye it gets worse. Pink eye can be spread easily from person to person.  Pink eye looks bad and I uncomfortable, but isn’t a serious health issue and can be treated fairly quickly if diagnosed right away.  Pink eye treatments vary per person but include trying to tear up and holding cold or warm cloths on your eyes to relive some of the pain or itching.

It’s always interesting learning about different allergies and what people have to go through to get them feeling better. If you want to learn more about any allergy, take a look at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Take a look at Brevard Medical Equipment’s skin care products!