On the lead up to Christmas, we all eat a little too many rich foods, maybe a few too many glasses of vino, followed by several handfuls of crisps!
But if you make sure you are adding some goodness in-between the indulgence you could just sail through unscathed.
When you eat certain foods your body naturally goes into a gentle detox. Your liver gets a bit of a cleanse, and your digestive system starts to function better, therefore helping you to absorb the goodness from your food.
If you are a migraine sufferer, or have arthritis, or pain of some description, loading up with green vegetables is a great way to help reduce inflammation in the body.
One of the most chlorophyll rich foods available is Watercress.
On the lead up to Christmas try adding this to your daily regime to give your body some support!
It’s so simple to include in salads, soups, juices and smoothies and it can help elevate your health to another level! This green super veg is similar to cabbage, kale and broccoli with its powerful list of nutrients.
Watercress is a leafy green cruciferous vegetable that is known for its powerful health-promoting properties. Its nutrition profile is low in calories yet high in fibre and vitamins A, K and C. It’s been linked to numerous health benefits and could potentially help protect you against certain types of cancer, reduce blood pressure, decrease inflammation and promote bone health.
Plus, thanks to its content of phytonutrients, there are also benefits for the hair, skin and nails. It's super rich in antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and cell damage, and is a fantastic source of vitamin K, which is needed for blood clotting.
It's higher in Vitamin C than oranges, which makes it amazing at skin healing and producing collagen, which makes it great for anti-aging. It's high in Vitamin A, which can help protect your vision and boost your immune system and is loaded with Calcium.
So, when your mother said “Eat your Greens’, she really did know what she was talking about!
Calcium is well known of course for its bone health, but did you know it’s also essential for strong muscles (think Popeye) and nerve function.
If you want to start the year the right way and would like to know what minerals and vitamins you are deficient in, and how to improve your everyday energy and vitality, why not book in for a health scan and get a nutrition plan created especially for your health challenges. Start as you mean to go on!
New year. New start. New you.