Simple ways to boost nutrition!

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With the myriad of health advice, should and should not guidelines, and advertisers putting their two cents on what is good for us, it is down right confusing as to what we can do to boost health with what we eat.

So, here are five simple, straightforward, cut-to-the-chase ideas of what you can do, today, to use food to boost your health!

One: Add herbs and greens

Packing a nutritional punch, herbs, sprouts and leafy greens are easy to incorporate into nearly any meal. They offer concentrated sources of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium. They are easy to digest, hypo-allergenic, and herbs especially can enhance the flavour, bringing freshness to most meals.

You could even try growing your own!

  • Add fresh parsley, basil, coriander or mint on top of salads, stews and soups
  • Add spinach, kale or silverbeet to stir fries, sauces, stews and soups
  • Spinkle sunflower or mung sprouts on top of salads, stews and soups
  • Add fresh mint to breakfasts and desserts like fresh fruit, Greek or coconut yoghurt, creams, and smoothies

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Two: Make your own over store bought

Find something more nourishing than takeaway chow, like making a quick salad of avocado, tuna, a handful of spinach and a squeeze of lemon. It will save you money and leave you with more energy than you would if eating something laden with sugar, salt or trans-fats.

Three: Sprinkle the seeds

Rammed with goodness including good fats and protein, and cheap to boot, topping any sweet or savoury meal with a sprinkle of seeds is a kick-ass way to amplify the nutritional density.

And the crunch factor is pretty satisfying.

Sunflower seeds are super cheap, and provide a decent dose of B vitamins, and vitamin E – an antioxidant fighting hard to protect organs, tissues and cells from damage by preventing the spread of free radicals in cell membranes and lipoproteins in the blood.1

Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, are a great source of zinc, present in all body cells and tissues. It is important in many body system functions, including nervous, skin, and immune (the latter being particularly imperative at this chilly time of year!).2

Chia seeds are a little newer to the market, and whilst they are a tad more expensive than the its seed cousins above, they can provide a good protein and omega-3 fatty acid hit – something your brain, mood and muscles will love you for.3;4

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Four: Replace white, refined foods with veg

Many wheat, rice or corn flour based products our there are stripped of their once abundant nutritional value. So sub out the white rice for cauliflower rice, use white pasta for spiralised zucchini or squash, or replace some of the flour in a bread/cake/dough recipe with sweet potato. We have great ideas in our The Office Luncheon e-book too, such as Cauliflower Fried Rice; Meatless Monday Magic Mushroom Zoodles, and Stuffed Sweet Potato Fun Buns!

Five: Sneak it in

Adding beans, veg and fruit to sweet and savoury foods where you can provides added vitamins, minerals and fibre that would otherwise be missing!

Black bean brownies, pureed carrots or pumpkin into cheesy sauces, and zucchini and banana muffins are just a few examples of great ways to up the nutritional content of a meal.

Not only that, once you start subbing out sweeteners and replacing with fruits, veg, or 100% homemade puree, your tastes buds being to adapt, becoming more sensitive to the subtle sweetness provided in these whole foods, helping you along your low added sugar journey!

By Angela Johnson (BHSc Nut. Med.)

References:

  1. Linus Pauling Institute 2016, ‘Vitamin E’, Oregon State University, viewed 18 July 2016, <http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-E>.
  2. Roohani, N, Hurrell, R, Kelishadi, R, & Schulin, R 2013, ‘Zinc and its importance for human health: An integrative review’, Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 144-157 14p.
  3. Ixtaina, VY, Martínez, ML, Spotorno, V, Mateo, CM, Maestri, DM, Diehl, BW, Nolasco, SM, & Tomás, MC 2011, ‘Original Article: Characterization of chia seed oils obtained by pressing and solvent extraction’, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, vol. 24, pp. 166-174.
  4. Sandoval-Oliveros, MR, & Paredes-López, O 2013, ‘Isolation and characterization of proteins from chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.)’,Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 193-201.

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Healthy fats and type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis

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Another fine remark on the topic of Candida Support.

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We are aware that fat is may not be the nutritional disaster it was once considered to be – woohoo! And a recent study looking into dietary fat and risk of type 2 diabetes further supports the notion that increasing our fat intake could be a good thing.

But it depends on the type of fat.

It has been suggested higher consumption of veg, fruit and whole foods, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can be beneficial for reducing risk of type 2 diabetes.1

These fats are common to the Mediterranean style diet, which is correlated with reducing risk of various disease states, including type 2 diabetes, and weight loss.

So, what does this latest study have to say?

The study

Fat has been the bad guy for decades, associated with all manner of chronic disease and weight gain, including risk for type 2 diabetes.

A meta-analysis released in PLoS Medicine summarised 102 randomised control trials that included a total of 4,660 people. The trials provided food to participants, measuring types of fat (saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) and carbohydrate consumed, and their impact on biomarkers such as insulin production, insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control.2

The findings imply that while replacing refined carbohydrates with saturated fat has been seen to help, it isn’t the best option for a positive impact on blood glucose. Instead consuming polyunsaturated fat in place of heavily processed carbohydrates, like refined grains, sugars and starches, and saturated fats, seems to be optimal when improving insulin sensitivity and secretion, and lowering blood glucose.

They summarised that for every 5% increase in total energy consumed by polyunsaturated fats in place of carbohydrates and saturated fats, a drop of 0.1% in the HbA1c blood biomarker for glucose was found. And every 0.1% drop in that biomarker contributes to a 22% decreased incidence of type 2 diabetes, and a 6.8% decrease for developing cardiovascular disease.

Pretty powerful findings, especially considering there are so many conflicting studies over fats and carbs, type 2 diabetes and heart disease!

Great for polyunsaturated fats, but where do monounsaturated fats fit in all this?

Consumption of monounsaturated fats seems to be correlated with improved insulin secretion, according to the meta-analysis. Monounsaturated fats can be found in a wide array foods, like meat, dairy, nuts and olive oil, and when trialled in past, each of these food groups have had good or bad impacts on risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic effects.

The positive or negative impacts may be dictated by how processed the food is. For example, the authors noted that increased intake of processed meat is linked with increased type 2 diabetes risk; dairy as neutral or beneficial; and nuts and olive oil get the cardiometabolic thumbs up.

Even though these are technically all sources of monounsaturated fats, food is a complex combination of compounds and nutrients, and these, along with how refined or processed the foods is, can influence a positive or negative health effect.

 

What to take from all this

The important takeaway from the study is reducing refined grains, sugars and starches intake, and increasing polyunsaturated fat intake, like those in vegetables and fish, may be beneficial in reducing risk of type 2 diabetes. And whilst inclusion of animal fats, including saturated fat, is better than eating super-refined carbohydrates, be sure to limit processed meats and instead choose high quality sources of lean meat, that is grass-fed, free-range or organic, eat it in moderation, and serve alongside a heap of vegetables.

Essentially, we want to consume real, whole food, and avoid the highly processed versions of meats, grains and other foods. So choose brown rice over white; choose steamed chicken over chicken nuggets. And limit those added sugars! If you have questions pertaining to your individual situation, please see your healthcare practitioner about specific dietary advice.

So, want to boost your intake of polyunsaturated fats? Here are some suggested foods to include in your day:

  • Extra virgin olive oil (first cold pressed is best!)
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Fish, especially oily fish like mackerel, sardines, herring, salmon and tuna.

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Natural Healing of Cold Sores w/in 2-4 days via Your Own Body!

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An original cool report with reference to Candida Support.

Despite my reluctance to admit an affliction from this often-ostracized virus; I have experienced outbreaks of cold sores or (supposed) fever blisters

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The Ultimate ‘dippy’ Egg

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One more skillful observation about Candida Support.

unspecified-1Everyone loves a dippy egg. This approach means you get to add more delicious things for a more substantial dish. The corn and beans add a wonderful natural sweetness. Layer it up and dip away!

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Anti-Candida Superstar Foods Part 1: Antifungal Foods

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A novel noble report pertaining to Candida Support.

We all know that an anti-candida diet is essential when you’re fighting the beast that is yeast, and there’s a whole list of “do not eat” comestibles. But I think there’s a special category within the anti-candida diet that I refer to as “Anti-Candida Superstar Foods.”  Superstar foods are the ones that can actively help […]

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