Health enthusiasts around the world shop differently. They do not pick up foods that only titillate the taste buds, but they choose foods that will do good to the mind and body. Today, with the stressful lives we lead and the hectic work schedules that we have, leading a life that is filled with health is difficult. Contracting disease has become easier and one has to realize that the only way to fight disease is going to be by paying attention to what one eats.
You have to visit the supermarket for your weekly shopping, but this time around, just make sure that you pick ingredients that work towards making your body strong so that it can be geared up to fight disease and help you stay healthy. A little bit of reading and a trip to your Registered Holistic Nutritionist will help you put together a list that will truly build a diet that will make your mind and body strong.
Omega -3 Fatty Acids
When at the supermarket look for foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty Acids. EPA, ALA and DHA are the three main types of this polyunsaturated fat. EPA and DHA are found in fish and fish oils naturally. Canola oil, walnuts, soybeans and flaxseeds contain ALA.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids prove to be a great weapon against heart disease. They also help tremendously in lowering the body’s blood pressure, control inflammation inside the artery walls, which could lead to clogging. These acids also help regulate heartbeat. These fatty acids help prevent depression and are very important for brain function as well.
Foods Rich in Phytosterols
Phytosterols is a plant compound that is found naturally in small amounts in vegetable oils, nuts and legumes. These work towards blocking the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine. Speak with your Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn which foods you should pick off supermarket shelves to make these cholesterol regulating Phytosterols a part of your diet.
Foods with Probiotics
You have probably seen a number of probiotic products on supermarket shelves but have hesitated from picking them up. The next time you come across probiotic milk, cereal, yogurt, cheese, energy bars, tea or even chocolate, grab it.
Live and active cultures of beneficial bacteria when added to foods to give them a health boost are known as probiotics. Probiotics also helps boost one’s immune system and one is geared up to fight fevers, colds and other infections.
Eating the right foods can indeed help your body gear up fight disease. So, do not be in a hurry the next time you visit the supermarket. Read the labels carefully and only pick foods that are beneficial for your health and the health of your family.
Do not forget to consult your Registered Holistic Nutritionist before you make a dash for the supermarket, so that you can add some more health to your cart. Homeopathy too has a range of disease fighting solutions that help your body stay protected from infections you cannot anticipate. Make an appointment with your local Homeopathic Centre to learn how this natural treatment method can make your life good.