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Quick Tip – Bone Builders

Bone Builders - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeIt isn’t just dairy foods that have good levels of calcium. Other useful sources include Broccoli, Spinach, Bok Choy (Chinese Cabbage), Kale, Okra, Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Figs and Apricots.

Quick Tip – Kiwi C

Kiwi C - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeDon’t just look to Oranges or similar citrus fruits for your Vitamin C.

Kiwi fruit are also exceptionally high in Vit C, as well as being high in potassium, phytonutrients and antioxidants, which all help prevent and repair cellular damage.

Quick Tip – Rogue Agents

Rogue Agents - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeFree Radicals are destructive elements that are produced by our bodies through normal cell processes, and are needed for certain cellular reactions including our defence against bacteria. However sunlight, smoke, intense exercise, stress and the chemicals used for preservatives in foods can cause the body to create too many, and when that that happens, we’re in trouble.

An excess of free radicals can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease,  and thrombosis, plus fur the arteries. Thankfully you can help neutralise their effects by eating your daily 5+ portions of fruit and vegetables. On top of the useful vitamins and minerals that fruit and vegetables bring, these food also contain essential phytonutrients and antioxidants, which act to mop up the free radical rogue agents and help bring your body levels back in check. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your body is getting its fair share, and try to make the 5+ a minimum.