YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

DIET TO HELP MAINTAIN VISION The best dietary advice relating to vision is simply to increase fruit and vegetable intake and to consume a large variety of different types of food.    No particular nutrient has consistently been proven to contribute solely to improved eye health. Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, and found in green…

VEGETABLES

Kale   Kale is full of vitamins, minerals and health-enhancing antioxidants.   Research has shown that the fibre, bone-building calcium and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in kale help support the body’s natural detox system.    Kale is easy to prepare. Simply remove the centre ribs of its leaves and then slice it into thin ribbons. Add to soups…

FRUIT

WHY IT’S GOOD TO GO BANANAS Eating a banana gives you a substantial and immediate energy boost due to the natural sugars – fructose, glucose and sucrose – and the fibre they contain.     Bananas also contain pectin which helps to lower blood cholesterol levels and a protein which converts to serotonin which is mood enhancing.…

THREE MINUTES TO STRESS RELIEF

Effective stress control results in the enhancement of both mental and physical well-being.  Exercise and practice of relaxation methods are the best ways to keep chronic stress in check, but it isn’t realistic to take a jog or a meditation break every time your are faced with a stressful situation.   You can, however, practice…