Nourishing Your Body

Nourishing Your Body

Nourishing your body daily really helps you feel your best. Weight loss, vitality and health aging all begins with nourishing your body.   Choosing real foods to nourish your body and exercising daily will help you feel incredible.

Nourish Your Body With Real Foods

Antibiotic Foods

Garlic is one of nature’s strongest, most complex, broad-spectrum antibacterial agents. Other foods containing antibacterial activity may include:

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Blueberry
  • Cabbage
  • Chilli pepper
  • Chives
  • Cloves
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Horseradish
  • Lime
  • Lemons
  • Nori (sea vegetable)
  • Papaya
  • Natural Yoghurt

Antioxidant Foods

Food antioxidants are a huge extended family of chemical warriors that oppose oxygen charged molecules preventing cell damage.  Co-Enzyme-Q-10 is one of the best antioxidants to help to detoxify oxidised (bad) LDL cholesterol.  Major real food sources of Co-Enzyme-Q-10 are;  sardines, mackerel, peanuts, pistachio nuts, soya beans, walnuts, sesame seeds, and some meats.  Real foods with high concentrations of antioxidants and strong antioxidant activity:

  • Avocado
  • Asparagus
  • Basil
  • Berries
  • Brazil nuts
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Chilli pepper
  • Collard greens
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kale
  • Lettuces (dark green)
  • Nutmeg
  • Onions
  • Orange
  • Pumpkin
  • Sesame seed
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomato (lycopene)
  • Watermelon

Anti-inflammatory Foods

The discovery of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins and leukotrienes has assisted in understanding how some foods may influence inflammatory diseases.  What you eat determines how much arachidonic acid is produced. Meat and vegetable oils may increase the production of inflammatory prostaglandins PGE2 and leukotrienes. A food like ginger can intervene to block biochemical inflammatory processes.  Foods that have anti-inflammatory activity include:

  • Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids – mackerel, sardines, and red salmon)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Turmeric

Decongestant Foods

Hot, spicy, pungent foods can help clear the lungs and breathing passages.

  • Chilli
  • Curry spices
  • Garlic
  • Horseradish
  • Wasabi
  • Mustard
  • Onion
  • Black pepper
  • Thyme

Immune Stimulating Foods

A primary indicator of health is how well your immune system fight off bacteria, viruses and tumour cells. Natural yoghurt stimulates at least two vital components of immunity.  Yoghurt also strengthens the activity of natural killer cells (NK) that attack viruses and tumour cells.  Foods that stimulate immunity:

  • Garlic
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Fruit and Vegetables; shiitake mushroom, carrots, spinach, kale, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, pepper, oranges, broccoli, spinach
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Pepitas

Especially relevant is to listen to your body “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” (Hippocrates).

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