Quest To Create Optimum Health
I shared with you all last time that I am on a quest to create optimum health in my body following a mini health scare.
On top of that we all know by now, that to have amazing hair and scalp, we need to be looking after our insides, which is why I feel it’s OK, to share food knowledge, on a hair page…
So this week I wanted to share with you, some of what the amazing Nat from Invigorate Naturopathy taught me when I had a consult with her.
I have always had an interest in natural health particularly around food, as it’s what we fuel ourselves with. When I was younger (pre-internet), I had so many books telling me what foods could help with what in the body and I loved reading them, fascinating for me, I loved it!
I remember having a boyfriend many moons ago who suffered from the worst hay fever I have ever seen. Call me selfish if you like, but his suffering turned into mine as I had to listen to him complain , sneeze and sniff!
So I looked in my books and they told me vitamin C worked well for hay fever so I got him some and it actually disappeared. Hooray, no more noises! I actually think he was disappointed he had nothing left to complain about… sorry Duncan…
Please note at this point, I am not a qualified naturopath so don’t take my word for it, I’d be connecting with Nat or another qualified professional first.
Anyway Sam, get to the point already!
So it turns out that because of my interest in all things food, my diet is pretty good, but I did learn one thing that blew my mind and that is about fresh herbs.
Hold that thought, have you heard about free radicals and anti-oxidants?
Well just in case you haven’t and to make it simple, free radicals are all the bad stuff floating around your body from lifestyle, medications and disease. Antioxidants are the little guys that balance the free radicals creating a inflammation free environment in your body which allows your body to heal itself and for you to feel amazing.
So the information Nat gave me is that herbs have buckets loads of antioxidants so I have been adding them to everything!
Welcome to my everyday breakfast, (the pictures), full of antioxidants and probiotics.
Broccoli sprouts, full of sulforaphane thought to boost your body’s defended against cancer, heart disease and more.
Lindseeds, contains protein, and fibre.
Home made coconut Kefir, a great probiotic with around 30 strains of bacteria and yeasts.
Chia seeds, contains omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants and calcium.
Silver beet, vitamins A, C, B6 and K.
Spinach, Vitamin C, Niacin, Riboflavin and Potassium.
Ginger, great for inflammation
For good measure, a bit of frozen mango and pineapple, though last week it was strawberries.
I know there are so many breakfast shakes we can buy with heaps of good stuff in them but I love making mine this way and I think that list of benefits could rival any shake!
Also so you know, everything above is organic as I have a phobia about drinking a glass of pesticide.
At this point I would like to add, I am not a health care professional so maybe I missed some benefits out though hopefully didn’t add any that shouldn’t be there. The point is that I could be slightly off the mark with a piece of information here and there, but I DID do my research so make sure you do yours before you jump on my bandwagon…
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