Food has a powerful impact on your overall wellbeing.
You know it, you can appreciate that food can help you to feel great. The right food can help you to heal and give you more energy, relax you and make you happy. On the other hand, it can also make you rubbish, crappy even.
Eating the right food can help to regenerate your cells and tissues…faster. Your body is in constant flux, so give it a little helping hand by feeding it healthy, natural, nutritious and healing foods.
Have you tried these
Broth and stock soup
The trend at the moment, especially in America, is to call this ‘bone broth’ but you will simply know it as stock. It is all the rage right now but your grandmothers have been making this for years! Made by simply boiling bones with leftover veg for at least 12 hours, this broth is packed full of essential nutrients, minerals + vitamins and here’s the best bit, collagen. That’s the stuff that binds together the front of your abdomen… Rebuilding collagen is really important for your skin and internal ligaments and tendons.
Green veggies like spinach, kale, Brussel sprouts and broccoli are all rich in essential vitamins and minerals that will help your body do it’s thing when it comes to healing. So make a salad, serve steamed on the side with any meal. It doesn’t matter how you eat your green veg, just eat them and enjoy them.
The benefits to eating oily fish are endless. This kind of fat is GOOD fat, so eat it at least twice a week and reap the benefits of vitamin D and B, protein and omega-3.
Despite what we’re told by the latest faddy diets, fats can be good…In fact, essential good fats are vital! I’m not talking about processed fatty foods, instead think about fats like nuts, avocado, olive oil, coconut oil and seeds. These fats are all great at improving and strengthening your immune system.
Protein rich foods
Meats (preferably grass fed and organic), fish, pulses and beans are all packed full of protein which plays a huge part in tissue recovery. Eggs are also a great source of protein and double as a natural energy booster with vitamin B12!
Simple, cleansing and detoxifying water. The BEST thing you can be drinking to benefit your body in recovery. It’s detoxifying, re-hydrates tissue and boosts circulation. Find out my top tips on drinking more water here.
Foods that hinder recovery
If you want to give your body the best chance of recovery, then avoid the following foods. Processed foods, refined sugars, trans fats, caffeine and alcohol. All will inhibit your ability to heal and make you feel pretty bad too. The rules are simple. Foods that are from a natural source are the best for your family dinner table
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