So proud to have contributed to this article in Women’s Health Mag!
Food I eat every day and why: GINGER
Without exception every day I eat fresh ginger root. I consider it essential in my proactive health care! It’s a true investment for me as I firmly believe it’s why I no longer suffer from cold after cold and the annual flu dose. When viruses ‘do the rounds’ I can honestly say that I manage to avoid them, and I have ginger to thank for that! It’s a wonderful digestive aid, and has an anti inflammatory effect on the body, which is good new for joint pain, improved mobility and winter body aches. It’s also a perfect juice ingredient as it helps with the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body. Love this stuff! Each week I consume a piece of ginger at least the size of my hand.
How to get your ginger? Fresh ginger sliced in hot water (add lemon optional) makes a wonderful tea, ginger in your freshly pressed juices, chopped in salads and soups.
Food I would never touch and why: MILK
I avoid the white stuff at all costs. Milk is something that personally does not work well with my system and the more I research the effects of dairy on the body I know that it’s the right thing for me. Aside for ones ethical or moral standpoint on the dairy industry, it’s important to remember that milk is naturally mucus producing in the body which is not good news for cold and flu sufferers. It is actually a poor source of dietary calcium and with so many wonderful plant-based milk alternatives on the market such as almond milk and coconut milk it really isn’t necessary to keep cow’s milk in your diet. Focus on greens for calcium such as kale, swiss chard, rhubarb, mustard and broccoli, or seeds such as chia, sesame and flax.
How to get your milk alternatives?
Buying almond milk can work out pretty expensive so try making your own. Soak one cup of almonds overnight and rinse. Blend with 3 cups of water and a pinch of quality salt like, himalayan salt. Sieve or use a nutbag to get rid of the pulp and voila! A bottle of milk for less than 50p.