The other day I took stock of some of the so called ‘superfoods‘ that our family eats regularly. It wasn’t until I listed them that I realised…hay….we are not doing too bad after all. Pollution, bad diet, stress and illness all affect our system so it is a way of nurturing our bodies and saying ‘thankyou’. My past life of being an athlete led me to read up on things weird and wonderful that may have given me that extra boost. Some of these have stuck while others have dwindled away, either too expensive to keep up, or the focus shifted to the kids.
If you feel tired and run down, wheatgerm is the natural way to top up your diet and give yourself a boost of almost all the B vitamins, plus some vitamin E and good dose of antioxidants and minerals. It’s like taking a multi-B vitamin supplement but it’s natural and got more nutrients. We add to cereal, biscuits and smoothies
Olive leaf extract is the ‘bomb’ antioxidant. It is used to ease fevers and support the immune system.
We all have this daily throughout winter and gargle when a sore throat is looming.
Avocado/nuts/salmon – full of natural fatty acids so it lowers cholesterol, cancer fighting and great for eye health
Tomatoes are one of the best foods to fight free radicals, they are full of vitamin C and beta-carotene, mineral manganese and vitamin E. Cherry tomatoes are our favourite and we also grow them in the vege patch.