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Foods to ADD to your diet – organic if possible

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 11th April 2019
Foods to ADD to your diet - organic if possible

WHOLEGRAINS: good source of fibre, protein, chromium, and B vitamins.

/Amaranth/ is a complete protein (it contains all essential amino acids) and is one of the highest vegetable sources of iron.

/Barley/ is a rich source of calcium, potassium and B complex vitamins. Beneficial for urinary infections and constipation. Best eaten as pot barley. 

/Brown rice/ is a rich source of B Complex vitamins (beneficial for the nervous system). Short grain variety helps clear toxic waste from the colon, while Basmati helps clear out internal mucous.

/Buckwheat/ is an excellent source of protein and bioflavonoid rutin, which strengthens blood capillaries.

Kamut, Millet, Oats are essential foods to add to your diet

/Kamut/ is an ancient grain closely related to wheat but not allergenic.

/Millet/ is an anti-fungal agent high in iron, magnesium, and silicon.

/Oats/ is a rich source of protein, polyunsaturated fats, B Complex vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. The soluble fibre in oats helps constipation and lower plasma cholesterol levels.

/Quinoa/ is sprouted quinoa is a high source of calcium and a complete protein (excellent protein source for vegans).

/Rye/ is a rich source of fibre and low in gluten (a good substitute to wheat).

Spelt – this ancient grain has highly soluble gluten and does not cause allergic reactions like wheat. Particularly beneficial for poor digestion, constipation and colitis.



Foods to add to your diet

BEANS (also known as legumes or pulses): combined with grains, form a complete protein. It is an excellent source of minerals, B vitamins and soluble and insoluble fibre (help constipation and lower cholesterol). 

/Mung Beans/ is popular sprouting beans – help to ease water retention and aid in detoxifying processes.

/Aduki Beans/ is a rich source of iron, zinc and manganese. Useful in the treatment of constipation, yeast infection and kidney and bladder infections.

Soya beans contain all eight essential amino acids, also a rich source of essential fatty acids and lecithin (brain function). 

In soya, Phytosterols help to inhibit cholesterol absorption. Isoflavone compounds in soy are anti-carcinogenic, and Phyto-oestrogens in soy help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Caution: if you have thyroid problems eat only modest amounts.

Lentils are a rich source of iron and B complex vitamins.

SPROUTS: a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, chlorophyll, antioxidant enzymes, fibre and pigments, which help digestion and assimilation.

VEGETABLES are important foods to add to your diet

VEGETABLES: eaten raw or steamed will provide vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It is a well-established fact that carotenoids, vitamins C and E, selenium dietary fibre, flavonoids, phenols, plant sterols and protease inhibitors found in vegetables exert protective effects against many forms of cancer. For optimum health, we need to consume 3 – 5 portions of vegetables every day.

Root vegetables – such as beetroots (blood cleanser and tonic), carrots, sweet potatoes, and swede provide beneficial beta carotene and trace minerals, especially when eaten with skins. Beta carotene is a powerful antioxidant, vital for lung function, good night vision and healthy skin.

Vegetables 

Green leafy vegetables or salad vegetables are a good source of magnesium, vitamin C, folate and beta carotene (the darker the plant, the more beta carotene it contains). Some herbs are diuretic – excellent for water retention.

Brassicas or cruciferous vegetables are good beta carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fibre. Also contain anti-carcinogenic indoles, which are protective against breast cancer via their effect on oestrogen metabolism. 

Onions, Leeks and Garlic – contain compounds that are natural antibiotics and very cleansing due to their sulphur compounds. Traditional remedies for colds, bronchitis, arthritis and gout.

FRUITS

They contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. You should eat fresh, raw fruits for the best effect. Avoid peeling, as some vitamins are found just under the skin. Choose seasonal fruit whenever possible and always wash fruit before eating. We should eat fruits on their own since they rapidly ferment in the stomach.

Citrus Fruits – Oranges, grapefruit, clementines, satsumas, limes and lemons – a rich source of vitamin C and soluble and insoluble fibre.

Berry Fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, soluble fibre and antioxidants phytochemicals (proanthocyanidins).

Apples, bananas, and pears are rich sources of vitamin C and soluble fibre. Bananas are also a good source of potassium.

Cherries are a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids.

Grapes are a rich source of cancer-protective compounds such as flavones, anthocyanins, etc. Grapes are uniquely nourishing and cleansing (particularly a 2-day black grape juice mono fast).

Nectarines and peaches are a good source of vitamin C and some beta carotene.

Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C and beta carotene, which help regulate bowel function when eaten with seeds. Help to reduce intestinal parasites such as worms. Intestinal tonic.

Dried fruits are a rich source of iron, antioxidants and fibre (laxative effect). Containing concentrated sugar can give rise to dental caries. Caution: Avoid if suffering from candida or blood sugar problems.



NUTS and SEEDS are good foods to add to your diet

Nuts and seeds are a powerhouse of protein, essential oils, B complex vitamins, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and manganese. Almonds are a rich source of calcium and laetrile (B17) – a potent anti-cancer agent. Brazil nuts are rich in selenium; Walnuts contain essential oil, Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc and Linseeds (soaked overnight) have laxative effects (constipation).

OILY FISH: salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout and herring are excellent sources of protein, vitamins A, D and E and omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Also beneficial for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and skin conditions. Tuna is also an oily fish but high in mercury. Do not have more than once per week.

EGGS is another foods to add to your diet

They provide the highest quality protein, are a rich source of zinc, vitamins A, D, E, B1 and B12. 

Eggs are quite a common cause of allergy, particularly asthma, and we should not introduce them into a child’s diet before 12 months. Pregnant women, infants, children and the elderly should eat hard-boiled eggs only to avoid Salmonella poisoning. Buy organic eggs only – battery eggs are less nutritious and contain antibiotic and hormonal residues from chicken feeds.

WATER

It is an essential nutrient in your body. To sum up, 99% of the chemical reactions in our body depend on water. So, we suggest that drinking eight glasses of water a day is a good minimum. Besides, if we do not drink enough water, our kidneys cannot eliminate waste products efficiently. Moreover, a lack of water means our bodies cannot metabolise fat. Therefore, a large amount of waste retains in our system. Water also lubricates the joints and is necessary for the efficient functioning of the lungs.