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How To Eat Yourself To Wellness

Posted Nov 02 2011 11:53am

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Some of our forefathers were very intelligent people. One of them said let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food. This was quoted by Hippocrates years ago and still stands as a true statement even now.

So what foods can we eat, in order to be used as medicine? As the title suggests, to wellness.

Well, our daily newspaper comes to the rescue yet again, as they printed an article. Only last week with a list of ailments, and the foods to eat for them. And it was so good yet again I decided to make a post out of it.

Foods to eat for wellness

Anxiety

In everyday modern life, we all tend to suffer from stress at times in the most part it is quite unavoidable unfortunately. And if it gets to a point where you feel that you cannot cope. Then, it may be a good idea to seek professional help and get advice from your G.P or health care professional.

The type of foods that you need to eat, if you have this you need to be eating foods that have a low glycaemic load.  So you need to aim for things like, wholemeal bread and pasta, beans, pulses and different types of fruit and vegetables. The whole reason for eating these types of food is they will keep your blood sugar stable, which will stop you having mood swings.

If you want to prevent mood swings from happening. Then you need to watch how much sugar that you eat within your diet, because these are the sort of things that will make your blood sugar go all over the place.

Bad breath

If you have bacteria on your teeth, gums and tongue, then you could have bad breath. Another reason is you could have some kind of underlying problem within your digestive system, which could be gastroenteritis or being constipated.

Twitchy Legs

If you have legs, which tend to be twitchy or feel prickly and could feel uncomfortable. When you’re resting, then you could be suffering from restless legs syndrome, what causes this is unknown. However, apparently there are supposed to be links to levels of dopamine in your brain. There is medication that you can get, however, making simple lifestyle changes could be sufficient as well.

Eyesight

Our eyesight tends to get worse as we age, so it is quite normal for us to need to wear glasses around the age of 50. The foods you need to eat to help with this such as, cataract prevention are plenty of fish, pumpkin, blueberries, spinach, you will need to decrease your amount of fat that you take in especially the saturated types, as well as biscuit cakes, red meat, and full-fat dairy.

Varicose veins

Within your veins, you have small valves. When they stop working, you can get collections of blood, which will make them swell up various treatments are available for this problem, which are surgery and something called compression stockings.

The foods you need to prevent this from happening, are high in fibre like wholemeal bread, dried fruit. Eating these types of food will reduce constipation and relieve the pressure on your veins.

To stop this happening in the future avoid the following, white rice and white flour avoid foods that are low in fibre such as ready meals. Foods that are low in fibre do not encourage, regular bowel movements.

Depression

Throughout life, we have all difficulties, such as the loss of a family member losing your job, relationship break-ups. When you have chronic depression, you will have a lack of energy and may suffer with insomnia (lack of sleep). In order to prevent this get plenty of exercise and eat a well-balanced diet.

You will need to eat the following foods in order to prevent depression. Ones that have plenty of Omega three fatty acids in this means eating two to three portions of oily fish per week.

Furthermore, add to this any nuts that are high in omega three oils as well as avocados, seeds, folate, vitamin B12, magnesium. A lack of these will cause depression. In addition, make sure you get plenty of whole grains, dairy products, dried apricots, dark chocolate, and eggs.

Oral problems.

If your gums are bleeding, this could be a sign of something called gingivitis, which if you don’t have it treated it may turn into periodontal disease. If you are concerned about your oral health, deficiency in vitamin C will cause oral problems. You need to make sure that you are eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Which are tomatoes, spinach, and carrots, red peppers, oranges and berries. Make sure you avoid sugary foods, as these tend to make plaque form on your teeth, which will affect your gums.

Cholesterol

We all need cholesterol, to a certain extent. However, there is a limit to how much we need. It is vital for hormone’s and nerve endings , if you have too much cholesterol, it will contribute to plaque within your arteries, which will make them narrower and blood flow won’t be as efficient. Eating the right foods, and getting plenty of exercise are key here. You need to be eating yogurts that have something called plant stanois.

Make sure you eat plenty of nuts, especially almonds as these can help to lower cholesterol levels, and fibre, which are in oats, bey beans and other foods, which can help to remove cholesterol from your body. The foods you need to avoid are meats that have a lot of fat in as well as butter, lard and ghee, which are used for making curries.

Insomnia

If you have some stress in your life, and anxiety and drink lots of coffee as well as alcohol. This may be. The reason for your sleepless nights try and establish a regular bedtime and stop watching TV.

And using iPads and mobile phones with high brightness displays as these interfere with the production of melatonin. Try not to sleep during the day, if you sleep for more than a couple of hours. You’re less likely to feel tired when you go to bed at night.

Have a high-carbohydrate snack before you go to bed. This will stimulate the release of insulin, which will help create amino acids. And as a result, produce more melatonin have something like some oatcakes or a small bowl of porridge four/oatmeal.

Anaemia

The bone marrow within our bodies, makes red blood cells, which carries oxygen around our bodies. When this doesn’t happen, we become lethargic and tired, you may also have fluttering of the heart. The foods that you need to eat, in order to combat this are red meat because of its high iron content.

Pay particular attention to, liver and kidneys and fruit wise dried apricots, eat the following vegetable’s ones that are dark green and eat folate which you will find in nuts and green vegetables.

Psoriasis

This is a skin condition that people suffer from, which is an offshoot of your immune system. What happens is your skin cells are replaced far more quickly than normal, which results in plaques of dry skin, which form on the surface as dry flaky skin.

You can get treatments such as ultraviolet treatment, and different creams, which can be steroid-based the foods you need to help psoriasis are ones, which are high in omega three oils such as olive oil, rape seed oil and different spreads.

Use herbs, turmeric, ginger, basil and rosemary these may help. You need to avoid foods that are high in saturated fat and sugars, because these contain something called Arachidonic acid, which is one of the things that can cause inflammation. Furthermore, keep your alcohol consumption to a minimum as this can aggravate the problem.

Blood pressure.

In a lot of cases, there is no apparent reason for people having high blood pressure, but if you do have it, then you may be far more at risk for having a heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. If you eat the right foods, and get plenty of good exercise. This will help you to keep your blood pressure under control.

You need to eat, the following ginger, garlic, oily fish, foods that have vitamin D in, others you can eat are soya, garlic and ginger in a powdered form if you prefer. Things you need to avoid are salt, so if you eat a lot of ready meals. Make you check the amount of salt that they have in because they can tend to be high in salt.

If you have tinned soups checked the amount of salt in those, and if you eat grapefruit,  it  can interfere with certain drugs that are prescribed for blood pressure.

This has been extracted from the food hospital by Dr Geo Miletto, which is a TV series now on Channel 4, which started onthe first of November 2011. This was printed in the Daily Express Newspaper, dated Tuesday, October 25, 2011. If you have any thought’s opinions about this, then please leave your comments in the relevant section below.

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