Seasonal Eating for the end of Summer

 

In the southern hemisphere we are enjoying summer.  All the holiday celebrations can be hard on your liver. Crucerferous veges such as brocoli, sprouts and cabbage benefit the liver.  Watercress, fresh fruits, beetroot, garlic, bitter veges and green tea will also benefit liver detox pathways.

Some fantastic foods which are in season at the moment and I’ve been enjoying are.

 

Asparagus

– A natural diuretic which is great if you suffer from fluid retention

-Rich in folate, vit E, vit C. Folate helps carry carbon around the body, this mechanism constantly repairs DNA.

 

Avocado

– Provides nearly 20 essential nutrients including fibre, potassium, vit E, folate.  The good fats in Avos act as a nutrient booster helping the body absorb fat soluable nutrients such as beta carotene and lutein.

 

Kale

– Rich in sulphur – containing phytonutrients which research indicates have the capacity to help fight cancer. Great source of beta carotene and calcium

 

Watercress

– Contains iron, calcium, folic acid, vit A, vit C and iodine. Best eaten in its natural state fresh and crisp.

 

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Let me know in the comments below what you are enjoying eating this season? If it’s not summer where you are let me know which season you are in.

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Spirulina – richest source of nutrition in the world

Spirulina contains over 100 synergistic nutrients and is the single richest and most complete source of total organic nutrition in the world!

As natures richest whole food source of Bio-chelated Organic Iron, its 58 times richer than raw spinach and 28 times richer than raw beef liver! It is also natures richest whole food source of Beta Carotene (Pro-vitimin A) being 25 times richer than raw carrots!

Spirulina is one of nature’s near-perfect foods, as it is up to 70 percent protein by weight and is rich in B vitamins (including B-12), minerals, GLA, natural iodine and phycocyanin

  • “Spirulina was found to have very positive effects for radiation sickness when given to children exposed to radiation after the Chernobyl nuclear accident
  • Many studies have found that Spirulina can serve as a “radiation shield,” helping protect your thyroid gland, strengthen your immune system and blood, protect your kidneys, and bind to heavy radioactive isotopes so they can be more quickly eliminated from your body
  • While spirulina is an excellent source of nutrition, you must be very careful about its source, since it can be contaminated with heavy metals and other environmental pollutants” (www.mercola.com)

Certified Organic Spirulina is in both the Deep Green Alkalising Superfood and Inliven Probiotic Superfood.

Green Goddess Narelle talks superfood trio

 

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Curious to find out more about the vitality trio? What is it exactly?

Let me introduce you to Narelle, she is the creator of the Miessence Organic Superfoods. Narelle  is a green goddess, she is a leader in the organics and wellness industry.

She has a special webinar recording dedicated specially to the vitality trio. You are invited to view it here.

Narelle shares her wealth of knowledge. The webinar is packed with facts and nutritional information in relation to the superfoods that make up the vitality trio.

The Vitality trio includes the three Superfoods –

+ Berry Radical Antioxidant

+Deep Green Alkalising Superfood

+ Inliven Probiotic Superfood

Those names don’t mean much to you yet but take the time to watch the webinar & you’ll be intrigued.

Come back here after you’ve seen it & let me know what your thoughts are. This is a great place to ask me any questions you have after watching it also.

Enjoy

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4 keys to enjoying wellness

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1 Eat real food

Eating good quality whole food like fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and meats every three or four hours throughout the day will have you eating a lot closer to your caveman ancestors.  This will help to stabilise blood sugar and metabolism so you are not living with energy highs and lows and needing caffeine hits throughout the day to keep you going.

2. Take any opportunity to exercise

Park a couple of blocks further away from work so you have a nice walk to start and finish your day.  Eat lunch somewhere different each day so you can explore your environment on foot. Get active with the family in the evenings and weekends.

3. Spend quality time with family and friends

Socializing with family and friends should be a happy time for you and therefore a great way to let go of some of the work stress from the day.  Laughter has proven health benefits and lifts the spirit.

4. Take time to rest, relax and sleep

Elite athletes know the importance of rest and recovery to strengthen and grow. Give yourself some quiet time at the end of the day to help tell your body that the day is over and it is time to relax and recover.  A great way to do this is to do some gentle stretching exercises before bed. Do this and you will sleep better and wake feeling energized

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I would love to hear your number 5 in the comments below. What do you think is important to enjoying wellness?

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