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Foods that Heal, Part One

Whether you’re recovering from an illness, surgeryor you just want to feel better, the foods and beverages you consume can either help or hinder your recovery.

Many foods, including fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and protein sources, have been shown to reduce inflammation, improve immune function, promote healing, and provide the fuel necessary for you to get on the mend.

I think an excellent place to start is with SUPERFOODS.

When you hear the word superfood, what comes to mind? A carrot in a cape? A nectarine with night vision?

Some foods are so nutritious it may seem like they have superpowers, but outside the marketing world, there actually is no such thing as a superfood — by scientific standards, at least. Despite the lack of evidence backing the touted health benefits of superfoods (in 2007, the European Union banned using "superfood" on labels that didn’t have a health claim, which was “clear, accurate, and based on scientific evidence”), that hasn’t slowed superfood sales. Between 2011 and 2015, there was a 202 percent increase in global sales of products marketed as “superfoods,” “superfruits,” or “supergrains,” according to the Mintel Global New Products Database.

Here is my list of go to superfoods, when my diet is not quite up to snuff;

  • Organic Barley Grass, Organic Wheat Grass, Organic Alfalfa Grass, Organic Oat Grass, Organic Dandelion, Organic Stevia Leaf, Organic Red Beet Juice), Sea Vegetable Blend (Organic Spirulina, Organic Chlorella, Organic Dunaliella Salina Algae, Organic Dulse [Palmeria palmata]), High-ORAC Superfruit Blend (Organic Apple Fiber, Organic Acai Berry [Euterpe oleracea], Organic Acerola Berry Juice Powder [Malphigia glabra]

Clean food will always be your best bet for optimum nutrition. A varied diet of just about everything. The exceptions being refined sugar, wheat and trans fats. But don't beat yourself up, a little bit of the bad stuff won't kill you. I'm no Guru, and certainly not a saint. Life can be difficult at times, and I know myself that sometimes it comes down to just getting some kind of fuel for the day. Please make this the exception to the rule, try to follow a good meal plan 6 days a week!

As a reminder, Dinner Thyme is now offering dinner parties in combination with nutrition workshop's; check it out HERE.

We are also working on a online coaching program, coming soon...

Cheers, and have a great week!

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