January 2017

Published 25/01/2017
2017

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Hopefully nobody indulged too much over the Christmas Festivities, but if you did now is the time to choose from the beautiful fruits and vegetables that we have displayed in our Supermarkets and farmers markets across the Country. This will allow our body to detox and cleanse our organs.

Raspberries: these have anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce the pain associated with arthritis and gout.

Blueberries: Antioxidant rich blueberries are well known for their disease-fighting abilities, and to make them even more attractive new research has shown that they may be useful in reducing stomach fat as well. It is shown that the high level of phytochemicals in Blueberries can change the way fat and sugar are processed and stored in the body.

Avocado:These are a rich source of monounsaturated fat, this is often the best way to fight an overloaded stomach. In an American study those who ate a diet rich in foods with monounsaturated fat had a significant decrease in abdominal fat, even without exercises. One cup of avocado contains 14g of monounsaturated fat provides 58% of the daily requirement for this healthy fat.

Apples: research from an American University found that when overweight people ate an apple 15 minutes before a meal they consumed 780 fewer calories than when they ate a different pre-meal snack.

Watermelon: The high water content in this antioxidant-rich melon will help you cut Kilojoules while staving off hunger pangs.

Beans: rich in protein and soluble fibre have been shown to lower blood pressure and stabilise blood sugar levels. It has been proved that those who eat ¾ cup of beans a day have a 22% lower risk of obesity and usually have smaller waistlines.

Salmon: Omega-3 fatty acids can increase fat burning ability by improving the flow of blood to the muscles during exercise. Hopefully this will give you some healthy choices in selecting your menus, providing some wonderful foods that will taste delicious as well as improving your level of health, allowing you to celebrate the New Year with a clear head and a comfortable stomach.

Health is Wealth

Barbara

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