nutrition

Food For Thought

Food for Thought?

 

10 quick things to do to feed your brain -

 

1. Water.

2. Berries.

3. Polyunsaturated fats with Omega 3 and DHA like salmon, fatty fish like trout, seeds, nuts.

4. Cut out processed foods which contain unhealthy fats, sugars and additives like preservatives.

5. Dark leafy vegetables rich in minerals, vitamins and taste delicious.

6. Foods and drinks containing Tumeric.

7. Wait for this - Dark Chocolate!

8. Eggs.

9. Oranges.

10. Drink Green Tea.

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Let's Talk About ... Cholesterol

It is important to manage cholesterol levels as a preventative measure, especially, those who are predisposed to high cholesterol. As part of your holistic regime to well being, the onus is on you to manage/cut back on your LDLs by reducing or eliminating ingredients that increase LDLs in your diet.

 

Managing your cholesterol can be done by introducing some ingredients into your meals. These ingredients bind cholesterol with fibre and eliminate through the digestive system. Some of these ingredients contain plant sterols and stanols which block the body from absorbing cholesterol.

 

 

 

References

Butterfield, C., 2015. Lower Cholesterol: Reduce Blood Pressure and Stress (Life) Wilkinson Pub

 

 

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Lettuce

Know your lettuce - Iceberg or Romaine?

one cup of iceberg gives                                   one cup of romaine gives

- 8 calories                                                          - 8 calories

-.5g protein                                                         - .58g protein

-.7g fibre                                                             - 1g fibre 

- 10mg calcium                                                   - 16mg calcium

- 78mg potassium                                               - 116mg potassium

- 1.5mb vit c                                                         - 11.3mg vic c

- 16 mcg folate                                                     - 64mcg folate

- 13mcg vit k                                                         - 48.2mcg vit k

- 164mcg beta carotene                                      - 163 beta carotene                          

- 152 mcg  lutein/zeazanthin                               - 1087mcg lutein/zeazanthin

Source: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory