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We don’t really look for excuses to indulge on Thanksgiving, but if you’re in need of one, we’ve got a few!  Read on to find out how your favorite Thanksgiving foods help prime your body for optimal health.

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Get your vitamin fix at Thanksgiving Dinner!

Turkey

Turkey is a great source important minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus, all of which help your cells do their jobs.   You also get B-vitamins, which help regulate chemical reactions in your body.  Turkey is also a fantastic source of protein, which your body uses to build new cells and carry out basic functions.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a wonderful way to get a healthy dose of Vitamin A, which helps your eyesight, boosts your immune system, and keeps your skin healthy.  Pumpkin also has carotenoids, a powerful form of antioxidants, which help fight cancer.  They’re also a great source of fiber, potassium and Vitamin C, so feel free to go back for that second slice of pumpkin pie!

Cranberries

Cranberries also give you a nice dose of Vitamin C (a.k.a. the body’s building block), and they are second only to blueberries when it comes to cancer-fighting antioxidants.  They’re also a great source of fiber, which gives you the perfect excuse to go back for seconds of cranberry sauce.

Potatoes

We’re from the school of thought that you can never have too many potatoes at Thanksgiving.  Whether you like them mashed, smashed, scalloped or twice-baked, these humble tubers contain a bevy of vitamins and minerals like Vitamins C, B, potassium, magnesium and iron.  They’re especially rich in Vitamin B6, which aids cellular renewal, keeps your nervous system healthy, and keeps your mood balanced — especially helpful if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year!

Potatoes also contain unique blood-pressure-lowering molecules called kukoamines, and potato skin houses heart-protective flavonoids.  Just the excuse we needed to have a helping or two of each type of potato this Thanksgiving!

Get Your Vitamins and Minerals Year-Round at Infusion Express

While we take great pleasure in indulging in a large Thanksgiving meal (or two) every November, our waistlines wouldn’t appreciate eating so much food — even with its health benefits — all the time.  Luckily, we can get our vitamins and minerals with fewer calories all throughout the year.

Whether you’re dealing with a chronic illness, searching for more energy, or looking to boost your immune system with a Myers’ Cocktail, we’re thankful we’ve found  a way to make IV therapy a convenient and enjoyable experience for our patients.  You can reach our Lee’s Summit office at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-948-2020.  We look forward to helping you live a healthier, more satisfying life!

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It may be cold and flu season, but you don’t have to give in without a fight.  Here are a few tips to keep you and your family healthy this winter.

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These tips can help keep you and your family healthy this winter.

#1: Make Hand Washing a Habit

Your No. 1 defense against illness any time of the year is washing your hands.  For maximum effectiveness, you need to work up a lather and wash for at least 30 seconds with hot (but not scalding) water.  Teach your kiddos to wash underneath their fingernails and in between their fingers, too.  Make it a family habit to wash hands before eating meals, and emphasize the importance of washing hands after using the restroom, too.

#2: Bundle Up and Get Outside

Even if you don’t suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, you and your kids can still benefit from getting off the couch and getting outside.  If it’s cold, just bundle up in coats, scarves, hats and gloves.  The Vitamin D is great for your health, and the sunlight is a perfect boost for your mood.

#3: Stay Hydrated

Your body needs water, plain and simple.  Your cells need H20 to carry out basic functions and rid themselves of toxins.  Dehydration weakens your immune system, so make it a priority to drink plenty of water throughout the day.  A good rule of thumb is half your weight in ounces; though the old adage of 8 cups of water a day is a good place to start.

#4: Get Your Vitamins

Giving your body the tools it needs to fight off the viruses and bacteria swarming schools and offices is key to avoiding illness. We’ve talked about the benefits of Vitamin C, the B Vitamins and Calcium, but other vitamins like Zinc and Vitamin D can play a huge role in keeping you healthy during the winter.  The best way to get your daily vitamins is through a healthy diet of leafy greens, colorful fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins, but you might also consider taking a high-quality, all-natural multi-vitamin.

Vitamin Infusion at Infusion Express

If you’re immune system has taken a hit, it may be time to consider a Myer’s Cocktail.  This intravenous cocktail of hydration and vitamins can get your body back on track, and the best place to get it is at Infusion Express.

We offer IV infusion therapy services for both health conditions and wellness in a setting that makes receiving IV therapy pleasant.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at 816-272-0174, or visit us on facebook or twitter!

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Infusion Express, and one of our favorite things about the season is Oktoberfest celebrations!  Here are some of the seasonal beers we’ve been enjoying this year.

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Here are our favorite fall beers at Infusion Express

Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest – Boulevard Brewing Company

As a fellow Kansas City business, we have to start off with a local fave — Bob’s ’47 Oktoberfest.  It’s Boulevard’s fall seasonal beer, and it’s a Munich-style lager.  Perfect for relaxing on a crisp October evening.

Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest – Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

We’re big fans of Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss all year round, but this is a nice switch for the fall season.  Its’ easy to drink and has a sweet finish, which makes it a good choice for folks who don’t typically take to beer.

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale – Coors Brewing Company

Nothing gets us in the mood for fall festivities quite like a pumpkin ale, so we’re always happy to see Harvest Moon hit the shelves.  We love this beer for Halloween- and Oktoberfest-themed parties — though we’ve been known to sneak one on weeknights, too!

The Myers’ Cocktail — Good All Year Round

While it’s not a beer, our Myers’ Cocktail is sure to help you feel your best at any time of the year.  Whether you’ve been to too many Oktoberfest celebrations in a row or just need an immune system boost, a Myers’ Cocktail from Infusion Express is just what you need to get you on the road to recovery.

Infusion Express on Both Sides of the State Line

Now with two convenient locations in both Overland Park and Lee’s Summit, Infusion Express is here to meet your IV therapy needs.

We offer our IV infusion therapy services in a pleasant setting so you can actually enjoy the time spent during your treatment.  Relax in a private room and enjoy our HDTVs, eReaders and iPads.  And because we offer scheduled appointments — including evenings and weekends — you won’t spend your valuable time waiting for treatment.  If you’re ready to experience a different kind of IV therapy, give us a call at our Lee’s Summit location at 816-272-0174 or our Overland Park office at 913-948-2020, or visit us on facebook or twitter!