This week I'm tackling a topic that is so much larger than us - the potential of food to PREVENT disease. In reality, it's difficult to narrow down specific foods which have been scientifically proven to "be good for us". This is mainly because science is always advancing, and nutrition science is always evolving. With new evidence these said foods change, so it's much easier and simpler to look at some foods that have a multitude of benefits.
Let's break it down, shall we?
But First... Did you know we have two "brains"?
New research is showing us strong evidence in a bi-directional connection between our brain and gut.
This means that if we are stressed, our gut will suffer - and vice versa - if our gut is suffering, our emotions will be impacted, making our gut a big control centre. By being mindful of this connection, we can make sure to take the steps necessary for our best health. For example:
- partaking in self-care activities where we can give more love, empathy and compassion to ourselves, will reduce our stress, and therefore improve our gut health
- eating whole foods that have anti-inflammatory benefits will help our gut but also our emotional and mental wellness
One of my lovely volunteers, Sabrina S., worded it beautifully: " For me I see cooking and eating food that I enjoy as an act of self-love. Taking time out of my day to nourish my body makes me feel more confident and happy. It is also a medium to connect with my loved ones since the aromas, textures and tastes of specific dishes all are associated with the most pleasant memories."
HOW COOL IS THAT?
In this blog post, we'll focus on anti-inflammatory foods that may help to prevent and fight disease both physiological illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and IBS and mental health conditions.
I also have a surprise freebie for you, so keep reading to get yours! ;)