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Holiday Time Eating is More Important in 2020 than ever before…..

Eating tips

Eating more fruit and vegetables has been proven to help manage all your metabolic syndromes all the way through to lowering blood pressure, one of the bigger health issues due to the increased stress levels  that 2020 has produced during this Pandemic.

Fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre to keep your body in good condition. They also contain potassium, which helps to balance out the negative effects of modern-day salts. This has a direct effect on your blood pressure, helping to lower it. To help lower blood pressure, adults should eat at least 5 different portions of fruit and vegetables per day. A portion is 80 grams, or roughly the size of your fist. I have found the modern day trend to be towards going Vegan and especially in Europe, interest for Nutraceuticals is Vegan.

Eat at least 5 portions a day

I remember that there was a big drive about 6-8 years ago in the United Kingdom with this “5 portions a day drive” when the health authorities realised that modern-day metabolic syndromes diseases was causing havoc to the existing health system. It was a drive all the way through to packaging of everything and to universal marketing. It is, however, dependant on excellent sources of organic fruits and especially veggies which is often hard to come by and more so, greens grown on good quality soil, that it is grown in where the healthy microbiome count is also a crucially missing factor in our health produce.

This holiday is time to concentrate to up this count for all the right reasons. 10 ways to get the most from your fruit and vegetables

  • Don’t buy fruit and vegetable dishes in sauces; raw is best, as is. Too much fat, salt and sugar!!
  • Dried, frozen and tinned products are not as good as fresh. Too much added salt, sugar or fats.
  • Vary the types of fruit and vegetables you eat. Each has different health benefits and it will keep your meals interesting. By eating a wide range of fruit and vegetables, you will ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. If high blood pressure is your issue, water-rich fruits and veggies are crucial.
  • Don’t add sugar to fruit or salt to vegetables when you cook or serve them.
  • Try to eat fresh fruit and vegetables as soon as possible. They will lose their nutrients over time, so if you want to store your ingredients for a while, it is best to freeze them or buy frozen packets
  • Avoid leaving vegetables open to the air, light or heat if they have been cut. Always cover and chill them, but don’t soak them because the vitamins and minerals can dissolve away.
  • Vegetables keep more of their vitamins and minerals if you lightly steam or bake them, instead of boiling or frying them. If you boil vegetables, use as little water as possible to help keep the vitamins and minerals in them. No microwaves.
  • Experiment with other ways of cooking vegetables, such as roasting or grilling them, for new tastes and flavours.
  • Stir-fries are great for getting lots of vegetables into one meal. So are freshly-made soups.
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The drive should always be to eat wholefood and if possible, substitute with healthy smoothies and or juices. And for those that cannot maintain this healthy balance the supplemental nutrition had better also be from wholefood source like the Imsyser Tabs and the Chaya range which is amazing for nutritional input and brilliant for support of metabolic issues including high blood pressure: http://bit.ly/2Y8V2FX http://bit.ly/2Y6Jrre 

You are what you eat it’s that simple …..choices, choices, choices!!!!

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