It’s Nutrition & Hydration Week! @NHWeek #NHWeek2018

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And today I’m going to share some fascinating information about food and water!

Since learning these things about these types of food, I actively fit these foods into my diet more and I really do feel healthier!

Let’s start with HONEY7421445F-6CD3-475F-9692-D7CE40E81029

Honey helps with allergies, boosts your memory and energy levels, prevents coughs, reduces problems with sleeping and dandruff, can heal scrapes and burns, helps soothe acid reflux, boosts the immune system, can help prevent and fight cancer, gum disease, it can enhance sex drive and much more! But beware, too much honey can affect your insulin levels!

Honey has been used by humans for thousands of years! 

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Garlic contains a compound called Allicin, which has potent medicinal properties. Garlic is highly nutritious (A 1 ounce serving of garlic contains, manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, vitamin C, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorus, iron, also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients) and low calorie, it can combat parasites and the common cold, it can reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol levels. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, and it contains antioxidants that may prevent Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. It can help you detoxify heavy metals from your body, improve athletic performance and may even help you live longer.

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Eating lemon, or having freshly squeezed lemon in hot water can help with digestion, it boosts your immune system, supports your heart, clears your skin, prevents kidney stones, protects against anemia and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Lemon can also reduce the risk of getting cancer.

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Chilli contains a massive amount of vitamin C and can fight sinus congestion, aid digestion and relieve migraines and muscle, joint and nerve pain. It can boost metabolism leading to weight loss. It also contains vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, folic acid and potassium. For a long time chilli has been used to reduce food micro-contamination. Studies have shown that it may also play a role in treating lung and prostate cancer and leukaemia.

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Raw or cooked ginger can improve bone health, treat diarrhoea, remove excess gas, aid digestion, prevent cancer, disinfect and detoxify, increase sex drive, relieve menstral cramps, reduces nausea and treats flu.

ONTO WATER:

@MMUSport shared this earlier: Can you believe that water is needed (so much) for all of these parts of the body?!

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I’ve been reading Amelia Freer’s writing around nutrition and I *highly* recommend her book EAT. NOURISH. GLOW. It is the best book I’ve ever read about nutrition. Her book NOURISH & GLOW: THE 10-DAY PLAN is also really helpful. She dissects behaviours around eating and instead of focusing on what you ‘can’t eat’, she pioneers Positive Nutrition:

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Eating the right type of food really can help you feel healthier, reduce the risk of loads of illnesses, and fuel energy, growth, repair… LIFE!

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