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Are you a creature of food habit?

Do you make the same meals all the time?

A few (well more than a few when I think about it. I was 18 at the time!!) My, then, mother-in-law always had a roast on a Sunday, cold meat on a Monday, sausages on a Tuesday…etc etc

They were creatures of habit!!

So I’m not saying that’s what many of us do now,
….but think about how many meals you have in your usually repertoire?

A couple of regular meals for me are:

  • roasted vegetables with either feta cheese or sliced veggie sausages;
  • mixed bean and tuna salad; and
  • omelette piled with whatever veg is in the fridge.

They are my stable meals.

What are yours? …and why? (My why is – they are very quick and easy to make!)

So why should we be eating different foods and not sticking to the same things all the time?

Eating a variety of foods makes it easier to get a balanced diet.

As you are probably aware, different foods contain different nutrients and in differing quantities, so when you eat a variety of foods you’re more likely to get all the essential nutrients you need every day.

Are you ready to challenge yourself?

Let’s get a bit more adventurous.

Next time you’re shopping have a slow look at the fresh vegetables.

See all the different colours?

The compounds that give fruits and vegetables their colour also contain beneficial antioxidants that may have health benefits.

So if you eat lots of different colours, you’ll get lots of various antioxidants.

While your browsing the colours and varieties of veg, pick something you don’t often use.

You may want to be even more adventurous and choose something which is totally new to you.

 

I would love you to join in the challenge and try a new (or not so new but not often eaten) veg and send it to me. Or why not post it on FACEBOOK

So in summary…

eat a variety of foods,

mix up your colours

…and it will help you stay away from food intolerance

and FEED YOUR CELLS

giving you a lovely healthy body.

 

Can you have too much of a good thing?

Did you know that by eating too much of one food you may develop an intolerance to it.

Intolerance is different to allergy.

  • A food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms.
  • A food intolerance has symptoms which are less serious and often limited to digestive problems.
    An example of this is:

Eating toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, bread with dinner, maybe reaching for the bread for snacks during the day as well.

Too much bread!

Gluten can be the problem here. Too much and the body rebels! Gluten can be a problem for many even with small amounts – everyone’s body reacts differently.

Maybe that’s not such a good example, so here is a another example:

Eating natural yoghurt in large amounts;

I had it for breakfast with oats and dried fruit.

I had it for a snack with nuts and seeds,

I dolloped a spoonful on top of porridge or chilli beans…

In fact I had it a lot!

I loved the creamy freshness of it and of course it was a natural product, full of healthy bacteria so what could be the problem?

I developed stomach issues. Boating and pain.

Once I’d worked out what was causing it I removed yoghurt completely from my diet and my stomach issues went away.

About 6 months later I could eat yoghurt again without getting stomach problems…but I remembered.

You can have too much of a good thing!

Variety is the key to getting a full quota of nutrients into your diet and also to avoiding intolerance to foods.

If you suffer with bloating, stomach cramps, wind, constipation etc and need some help, get in touch with Penny who can help you to identify possible causes.

Email her at: info.penvita@gmail.com

 

It’s got WHAT in it???

Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on your face cream or shower gel?

Ever wondered what they are?

This is one of the reasons I like to use organic natural products and Neal’s Yard Organic have a huge range of wonderfully smelling, natural products. I love their frankincense intense range of face products.

They don’t use anything they believe could cause you, or the planet harm and list what they DON’T use as well as what they do use.

Here’s a list of what they don’t use and what it means:

 

NO PARABENS – linked to oestrogen overproduction
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES – many contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to health
NO GMO INGREDIENTS – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
NO SILICONES – coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO PHTHALATES – reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO NANO – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO MINERAL OILS – derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO EDTA – doesn’t readily biodegrade
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL – derived from petroleum
NO CARBOMER – derived from petroleum
NO DEA – associated with known carcinogens
NO ACRYLATES – derived from petroleum
NO BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment

Have a look at the products you use and check the ingredients for any of the above. Now you have more of an idea of what it means.

 

https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/pennycarman/area/shop-online/

 

 

Eat v Deprive? – I know which I’d Choose

ProCoach Penvita.co.uk‘Instead of taking things out of my diet and avoiding certain foods,

Penny advised me of foods I should eat to help improve my health’

 

This was feedback received after I carried out a health check on someone a few weeks ago.

Think about what healthy foods you can eat instead of what foods to avoid. This way you will displace the other foods and you’ll be eating better without feeling deprived.

A gift for you…

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Drink your greens

WHAT’S IN LEAN GREENS?

Lean Greens is a superfood powder which dilutes in water in order to create a neutral flavoured greens drink cocktail absolutely brimming with the following uber-nutritious ingredients:

• Wheat Grass, Barley Grass, Alfalfa, Spirulina and Chlorella – otherwise known as the fantastic five when it comes to grasses & algae, which combine to create an alkaline blend to flush your body of toxins.

• Broccoli, Spinach and Carrot – three superfood vegetables, chosen for their dense nutritional value, to provide your body with a kick of minerals, from A to D, and everything in-between (…namely B and C), in addition to healthy doses of iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium!

• A bountiful blend of blueberries & blackcurrants (try saying that after a drink, and we don’t mean of Lean Greens!), widely regarded as some of the healthiest fruits to add to your diet.

• Not four, not five, but six digestive enzymes, all of which contribute to the healthy running of your gut, and in turn help to reduce that uncomfortable bloated feeling.

• And last but by no means least, the metabolism-igniting, energy powerhouses that are Siberian Ginseng and Green Tea, you know, for that extra bit of gusto!

 

Here is the link to take you to the Lean Greens web page.

They offer other high quality nutrition products as well so you may want to have a look at them also.

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