Have you ever looked at someone and thought they were 50 years old, only to find out they were 40…or thought someone was 40 and found out they were 60? Did you know that what you eat plays a major part in how we age. You only have to look at the people in Okinawa, Japan. In 2005, Okinawa had a record breaking 28,000 people over 100 years old. I bet the Queen is glad Japan isn’t part of the Commonwealth. Australia had 3154. One reason people in Okinowa may live so long is the fact that they consume 8x the levels of Antioxidants (those things that counter harmful free radicals in the body) compared to Australians.
Here are some of the foods that we should be including in our diet :
Most people don’t like to talk about it, but having a gastrointestinal problem is common.
If you experience any of the following frequently you may have a digestive issues:
Three vital spices I recommend for building strong immunity in any season, but especially in winter are
Cinnamon – As well as being delicious, Cinnamon has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Qualities that are all essential to helping your immune system stay strong.
When it comes to stress, it seems that some foods feed the stress while others help to reduce it. Remember, a certain level of stress is normal. However too much over a long time can lead to physical problems eg headaches, upset stomachs, high blood pressure and emotional problems, including anxiety.
Have you found when you are stressed you don't crave an orange ? you are more likely to crave the high GI foods, like sweets and cakes as they are absorbed quickly, make your insulin levels rise, which in turn leads to a rise in serotonin and tryptophan, which can make you feel fabulous. But these levels drop soon after and can leave you feeling irritable and depressed. So before you go for the GI high foods, why not try :
Turmeric is the one of the latest things you will see mentioned a number of times on social media, you may even have seen ‘Turmeric Latte’, also known as ‘Golden Milk’ at your local cafe.
Want to know how to make it ? Whisk
A CSIRO study of Australian adults found the daily intake of Magnesium was below the RDI for:
- 50% of all males tested
- 39% of all females
• Poor dietary intake • ↓ green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, grains
• Poor absorption • Gut issues, diarrhoea
• Hyper-excretion • Diuretics, alcohol, coffee, drugs, pH imbalance
• Increased demand • stress, pregnancy, exercise, ageing