Who needs Panadol when you can have these in your cupboard?!
How good would it be if you could throw away the Panadol packet and instead chow down on some tasty, nutrient-dense, whole food and STILL get better? Well you can’t. KIDDING! You can. By living on a healthy diet full of antioxidants, healthy fats, quality proteins and fresh fruit and vegetables you’re helping prevent yucky sicknesses.
But what foods are going to nourish the body and soul, build up immunity, reduce cold and flu frequency as well decrease as the risk of chronic disease and illness and aid in weight loss? So glad you asked…
Wild, fresh-water salmon — eaten 2 x week, this fish contains healthy Omega 3 fats that are good for your brain, your skin and your cholesterol levels. Incorporating healthy mono and poly-unsaturated fats in your diet assists in taking bad saturated fats away from your arteries and your heart. If you don’t eat wild caught seafood at least 2-3 times per week I recommend investing in a good Fish or Krill oil supplement.
Blueberries — these contain bioflavanoids (antioxidants) that fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are potentially cancer causing and antioxidants provide the body with a defense mechanism to inhibit cells from being denatured and oxidizing, becoming rancid and causing unwanted and harmful changes in the body.
Coconut oil — use it when you’re cooking at high temperatures to create delicious flavours or to replace butter and margarine on toast and it’ll help with everything from skin disorders to dry hair to immunity. Its antimicrobial and antifungal, can help with digestion problems, increasing your metabolism and nix those pesky sugar cravings.
Tumeric — the herb that looks like desert sands is an anti-inflammatory little beauty believed to ward off everything from dementia to cancer. It helps fight cold and flu, reduces heart attack and stroke risk and can help your tum. Spinkle a little extra on your curry tonight.
Eggs — an eggcellent source (sorry. Had to!) of good fats for cholesterol regulation and nerve and brain health, Vitamin A, potassium and folic acid, as well as being the perfect protein. The yolk has the most nutrients so be sure to eat the whole thing and stick to free-range, cage free and organic brands. The humble egg is my number 1 superfood.
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