Good Nutrition Your Best Defence. Nutrition and super nutrition
Good Nutrition Your Best Defence. As we prepare for the holiday and even have some on holiday prevention is on the lips of all. Yes we have more sunshine in South Africa than the rest of the world right now but that is not necessarily enough. drinking enough water has always been on the list. Yes, resting levels increase and in so doing stress levels are reduced but this too is not necessarily enough to secure good Immunity anywhere in the world at the moment.
What is left is Good Nutrition and super nutrition through non-chemical nutritional support as offered by the Imsyser product range. Add the to the grocery list the following ten foods as are generally considered to be the most healthy, and you have managed to secure your Immunity best considering that prevention includes the wearing of masks and using hand sanitizers as requested by law. But they also help reduce your risk of developing diseases. We all know this is the one major trigger for the spikes in numbers and deaths world-wide.
This amazing selection of super foods are not only delicious, nutritious and good for you.
Apples are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals, damaging substances generated in the body that cause undesirable changes and are involved in the aging process and some diseases.
Some studies have found that an antioxidant found in apples (polyphenols) might extend lifespans. Another study found that adult females who regularly ate apples had a 13% to 22% lower risk of developing heart disease. Do you remember “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” ??
Almonds are rich in nutrients, including iron, calcium, vitamin E, fibre, riboflavin, and magnesium. A scientific review published in Nutrition Reviews found that almonds as a food may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. The authors wrote: “The message that almonds, in and of themselves, are a heart-healthy snack should be emphasized to consumers.
Moreover, when almonds are incorporated into a healthy, balanced diet, the benefits are even greater.” The fatty acid profile of almonds, which is made up of 91-94% unsaturated fatty acids, may partly explain why it helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Almonds also have the highest fibre content of any tree nut.
Broccoli is rich in fibre, folate, potassium, calcium and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds which reduce the risk of developing Heart disease, Diabetes and some Cancers. Broccoli also contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant, as well as vitamin C. Boiling broccoli for too long can destroy much of its vital nutrients. If the enzyme myrosinase is not destroyed during cooking, broccoli can also reduce the risk of developing cancer.
The best way to cook broccoli and to preserve the myrosinase is to steam the vegetable lightly – if it is overcooked, and the vegetable’s beneficial effects can be seriously undermined. So, this summer keep it crunchy and real in summer salads. According to research, adding broccoli to a meal can often double its anticancer properties. Sulforphane, in broccoli, is also said to have anti-cancer as well as anti-inflammatory qualities.
Blueberries are rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants and fibre. According to a studies, elderly people who eat plenty of blueberries (and strawberries) are less likely to suffer from cognitive decline, compared to other people of their age who do not. Blueberries were found in another studies to help in curb obesity. Plant polyphenols, which are abundant in blueberries, have been shown to reduce the development of fat cells (adipogenesis), while inducing the breakdown of lipids and fat (lipolysis).
Regular blueberry consumption can reduce the risk of suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure) by 10%, because of the berry’s bioactive compounds, anthocyanins, as discovered by scientists. Blueberry consumption has also been associated with a lower risk of artery hardening, and/or intestinal diseases. The fruit has also been linked to stronger bones in animal studies.
Salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines and anchovies are your preferred sources. These types of fish have oil in their tissues and around the gut. Their lean fillets contain up to 30% oil, specifically, omega-3 fatty acids. These oils are known to provide benefits for the heart, as well as the nervous system. Oily fish also known to provide benefits for patients with inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Oily fish also contain vitamins A and D. Scientists found that prostate cancer progression slowed when patients went on a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements. Oily fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids
Leafy green vegetables
Studies have shown that a high intake of dark-leafy vegetables, such as spinach or cabbage may significantly lower a person’s risk of developing diabetes type 2. Spinach, for example, is very rich in antioxidants, especially when uncooked, steamed or very lightly boiled. It is a good source of vitamins A, B6, C, E and K, as well as selenium, niacin, zinc, phosphorus, copper, folic acid, potassium, calcium, manganese, betaine, and iron. Boiling spinach can significantly reduce its levels of good nutrients.
Rich in dietary fibre, beta carotene, complex carbohydrates, vitamin C, vitamin B6, as well as carotene (the pink, yellow ones).
There roots are rich in fibre and several important nutrients
Wheat germ is the part of wheat that germinates to grow into a plant – the embryo of the seed. Germ, along with bran, is commonly a by-product of the milling; when cereals refined, the germ and bran often milled out. Wheat germ is high in several vital nutrients, such as vitamin E, folic acid (folate), thiamine, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as fatty alcohols and essential fatty acids. Wheat germ is also a good source of fibre.
Many people avoid avocados because of its high fat content; they believe that avoiding all fats leads to better health and easier-to-control body weight – this is a myth. Approximately 75% of the calories in an avocado come from fat; mostly monosaturated fat. Weight-for-weight, avocadoes have 35% more potassium than bananas. Avocados are also very rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin K and vitamin E.
Avocados also have a very high fibre content of 25% soluble and 75% insoluble fibre. Studies have shown that regular avocado consumption lowers blood cholesterol levels. Avocado extracts are currently being studied in the laboratory to see whether they might be useful for treating diabetes or hypertension. Researchers found that nutrients taken from avocados were able to stop oral cancer cells, and even destroy some of the pre-cancerous cells.
Oatmeal meal made from rolled or ground oats, or porridge made from ground or rolled oats. Studies have shown that if you eat a bowl of oatmeal everyday your blood cholesterol levels, especially if they are too high, will drop, because of the cereal’s soluble fibre content.
Oats is rich in complex carbohydrates, as well as water-soluble fibre, which slow digestion down and stabilize levels of blood-glucose. Oatmeal porridge is very rich in B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. Coarse or steel-cut oats contain more fibre than instant varieties.
There is tremendous interest in fibre and with good cause as gut health remains crucial to all health especially Immunity. Fibre up daily and if in doubt or simply can’t stand fibre at least take your daily Imsyser Intestinal cleanse for a half dose – daily fibre up too help keep you regular and support your healthy gut microbiome:
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