Time for Sally’s Health common where she tells us all about the many benefits of Watercress.
My first memories of watercress were for Sunday afternoon tea in the summer served with Salmon, brown bread or egg and watercress sandwiches. I used to love them…
When I was reading Sally’s marvelous post on the health benefits of watercress it is certainly a most impressive little aquatic herb and packed with lots of iron….those egg and cress sandwiches were my first thought and watercress gives that wonderful distinctive peppery taste and of course if it picked while young and tender it much milder as the pungency gets stronger with age…Enjoy the post xx
via Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – Watercress – More Iron than Spinach
Walnuts…one of my favourite nuts and as Sally tells us very good for our health…
As a follow on from the recent series on the Weekly Grocery Shopping List of foods that contain the nutrients the body needs I am going to repeat my series from 2017 on the health benefits of some of our most common foods.
Food therapy is a broad term for the benefits to the body of a healthy, varied and nutritional diet of fresh foods.
Most of us walk through the fresh produce departments of our supermarkets without really paying much attention to the individual fruits and vegetables. This is a great pity because the vast majority of these foods have been cultivated for thousands of years, not only for their nutritional value but also for their medicinal properties. If you eat a healthy diet you are effectively practising preventative medicine. A robust immune system, not only attacks external opportunistic pathogens but also works to prevent rogue cells in the body from developing into serious disease.
NOTE – If you are on any prescribed medication do not take yourself off it without consultation with your doctor. If you follow a healthy eating programme and lose weight and are exercising you may not need the same dose and with your doctor’s agreement, you may be able to reduce or come off the medication altogether.
Walnuts are all they are cracked up to be!
Please click the link below to have a read about all the health benefits that little nut can provide there are also some lovely recipes using Walnuts of course…Enjoy!
via Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – Walnuts – Not just any nut… by Sally Cronin
I am learning so much from Sally…I am finding theses posts so informative as they highlight how what we eat can affect our bodies and our skin…
Project 101 – Resilience is aimed at developing a strong immune system and a body that can fight off disease at any age. One of the key factors in achieving that level of robust health is being a healthy weight. There have been a number of risk factors identified that put certain groups of the population at a higher risk of a critical outcome from being infected with Covid- 19 – Opportunistic pathogens like nothing better than an acidic environment to thrive in.
Health and energy and long life all begin with a correct pH balance.
The pH balance refers to the acidity or alkalinity of every living organism. The scale for measuring this balance is called Potential for Hydrogen or pH balance and each system or organ has its optimum balance for health. The scale goes from 0 to 14 with 7.0 being neutral with anything above 7 is alkaline and anything below 7 being acidic. Each step up or down is ten times the previous which means that even a change of .1 will have an effect on your body.
For example, human blood stays in a very narrow pH range between 7.35 and 7.45. If the balance goes either side of this there will be varying symptoms of disease. In fact, if the pH level drops too much below 6.8 or above 7.8 the heart can stop.
This illustrates how critical this level of acidity and alkalinity is for our health.
To read more please click the link below…
via Project 101 – Resilience – Acidity/Alkalinity pH Balance for Health Part One and Music Therapy – Sally Cronin
Bananas…no packaging required ..easy to take with you and eat…They are packed full of goodness…
Read all about it here…How healthy unzipping a banana can be and such a delight to eat…Just head over to Sally’s and have a read…Enjoy!
via Smorgasbord Health Column – Food Therapy – The Banana – Pre-Wrapped nutrient boost on the go