Barbara Cox, founder of Nutrichef and author of 'Rainbow Recipes' never disappoints in her talks on nutrition. Barbaras' knowledge of gut health provokes a reaction of needing to know more about how we can improve our health. If you missed this evening, the blog may help you understand why gut health is so important.
Our gut needs to be healthy, after all 80% of our immune system sits in our gut. Why would we want to compromise our health? An unhealthy gut would lead to poor skin, a sluggish system, toxin build up, infections, bloating and inflammation. Sound familiar? With any of these symptoms we may go to the GP, add medication to the gut and add to the already poor quality of life. The gut needs a cleanse!
What builds up over years is revolting if we were to take a peek. Paracites, yeast, bacteria and toxins are in the colon after years of food being trapped. We descale our kettle, clean our appliances and unblock our sinks, but do we ever think of cleansing the gut?
Lets look at a new product that can help. Restoriix is worth a look!
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Water plays a high part in our health too, how many of us can be honest and say we drink at least 2litres per day? "We need hydrating fluids like herbal teas and water just to function. It would lift our mood, hydrate our organs, brighten our skin and give us more energy" says Barbara.
A Top Tip is to drink a glass of hot water first thing and last thing at night with a slice of lemon and ginger to flush our kidneys. Also drink at least 20 minutes before and after a meal to aid digestion.
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Lets look at foods:
Barbara encourages us to look at what we eat, not only on the packet but be honest with ourselves. Back to basics, good wholesome foods. The following foods are some of the super foods which she would encourage you to add to your diet every week:
Broccoli, Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Fennel, Kale, Chicory, Mangoes, Berries, Shiitake mushrooms, Cherries, Seaweed and Spices.
Top Tip for inflammation use Turmeric spice
Top Tip is to use Shiitake Mushrooms instead or the regular ones as they are full of yeast which is not great in our gut.
Wine is generally in our diet, not daily but socially. It was great to hear Barbara suggesting a good glass of red can be good for us.....she recommends Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec in particular so it's not all bad news.
Top Tip cook with Coconut Oil and Chi Coconut water is the best choice for drinking.
For a lot more information, Rainbow recipes will guide you through daily ideas for meals plus a lot more of helpful information. If you would like to connect with Barbara, you can find her here Barbara Cox