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Nature’s Medicine

Nature's Medicine - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeYou really don’t need to reach for expensive supplements to boost your antioxidant intake. Nature is absolutely packed with them, many of them in inexpensive simple foods.

Here’s a run down of a few including their benefits and where to find them –

Quercetin

This is a powerful antihistamine, which helps to ward off the runny nose and sore eyes associated with Hayfever. Histamine is released by white blood cells and basophils as an allergic immune response, and it’s this release that causes the unpleasant symptoms mentioned. It’s thought Quercetin helps prevent or reduce this release, diminishing the effects of the allergic reactions.

Best food sources include apples (in the skins), onions, red wine and tea.

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Essential Eating

Essential Eating - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeIt is all well and good restricting your calorie intake and shedding the body fat that you shouldn’t be carrying, but in creating that calorie deficit don’t underestimate how important vitamins and minerals are to your healthy eating plan.

You may be creating a big calorie deficit and losing body fat, but if your food choices are poor and your diet is lacking in essential nutrients, then you will find that you will be more hungry than ever before. During your diet, it’s critical that you deliberately boost your intake of fruit and vegetables over and above the recommended 5 portions a day, because otherwise your body will actually produce hormones to make you crave foods, trying to make you eat more to compensate for the vitamins and minerals it thinks you’re lacking. Eating only 1 or 2 portions of fruit and vegetables a day is far too low to be giving your body what it needs to maintain optimal health, even when you are eating normally.

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Liver Life Less Ordinary

Liver Lurve - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeYour liver is an amazing organ that so often we all take for granted.

It’s the second largest organ in the body (the skin being the largest) and we manage to bash it about on a daily basis with all the toxins that we eat, drink and absorb. Strangely though, we don’t normally give it a second thought. In this post I cover why I think we all should pay it a bit more attention.

Some or your liver’s main functions:

– Processes the foods you eat after digestion, repackaging them for the rest of the body to use.

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