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The Importance of Laughter

It’s amazing what a good laugh can do. You could be having an off day and something funny comes up and turns it right. Did you know laughter can actually improve your health? Not only does it help maintain and encourage positive emotional health, it can also strengthen you physically. Benefits of Laughter Laughter encourages the immune system – Laughter reduces stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, which helps your resistance to disease. Laughter boosts your heart – Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. Laughter may reduce stress – L

Canada's Food Guide

Healthy Food Choices Plant based foods - Plant based diets/foods will provide more fiber and contain less saturated fats. Plant based diets/foods also provide the benefit of being heart-healthy. Fruits and vegetables - The nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are vital for health and maintenance of your body. The potassium in fruit (bananas, oranges, grapefruit) and vegetables (cooked spinach, cooked broccoli, sweet potatoes) can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Whole grain - Fiber from whole grains, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for healthy bowel function and helps reduce con