Wholefoods You May Need Today For Nourishing Your Body

Nourishing your body helps you feel your best.  Weight loss, vitality and healthy ageing all begins with nourishing your body.   Choosing whole delicious foods to feed your body and exercising will help us as a freelance creative copywriter and hopefully you feel incredible.  Specific wholefoods are known to have different nutritional benefits.  We all know that.  Did you know which whole food will help you with which specific health condition?  Here is a list of different whole foods which may help immunity, inflammation and congestion.

Wholefoods For Nourishing Your Body

Antibiotic Foods

Garlic is one of nature’s strongest, most complex, broad-spectrum antibacterial agents. Other foods containing antibacterial activity may include:

  • Apple

  • Banana

  • Basil

  • Beetroot

  • Blueberry

  • Cabbage

  • Chilli pepper

  • Chives

  • Cloves

  • Dill

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Honey

  • Horseradish

  • Lime

  • Lemons

  • Nori (sea vegetable)

  • Papaya

  • Natural Yoghurt

Antioxidant Foods

Food antioxidants are a vast extended family of chemical warriors that oppose oxygen charged molecules preventing cell damage.  Co-Enzyme Q10 is one of the best antioxidants to help to detoxify oxidised (bad) LDL cholesterol. Primary real food sources of Co-Enzyme-Q-10 are sardines, mackerel, peanuts, pistachio nuts, soya beans, walnuts, sesame seeds, and some meats.  Real foods with high concentrations of antioxidants and potent antioxidant activity:

  • Avocado

  • Asparagus

  • Basil

  • Berries

  • Brazil nuts

  • Broccoli

  • Brussels sprouts

  • Cabbage

  • Carrot

  • Chilli pepper

  • Collard greens

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Kale

  • Lettuces (dark green)

  • Nutmeg

  • Onions

  • Orange

  • Pumpkin

  • Sesame seed

  • Spinach

  • Sweet potato

  • Tomato (lycopene)

  • Watermelon

Anti-inflammatory Foods

The discovery of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins and leukotrienes has assisted in understanding how some foods may influence inflammatory diseases.  What you eat determines how much arachidonic acid produced. Meat and vegetable oils may increase the production of inflammatory prostaglandins PGE2 and leukotrienes. Food like ginger can intervene to block biochemical inflammatory processes.  Foods that have anti-inflammatory activity include:

  • Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids - mackerel, sardines, and red salmon)

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Hot Chilli Peppers

  • Onion

  • Pineapple

  • Turmeric

Decongestant Foods

Hot, spicy, pungent foods may help clear the lungs and breathing passages.

  • Chilli

  • Curry Spices

  • Garlic

  • Horseradish

  • Wasabi

  • Mustard

  • Onion

  • Black pepper

  • Thyme

Immune Stimulating Foods

A primary indicator of health is how well your immune system fight off bacteria, viruses and tumour cells. Natural yoghurt stimulates at least two vital components of immunity.

Foods that may stimulate immunity include:

  • Garlic

  • Natural yoghurt

  • Fruit and Vegetables including; shiitake mushroom, carrots, spinach, kale, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, pepper, oranges, broccoli, spinach

  • Fish and shellfish

  • Pepitas

Try to plan your meals to shop and cook according to your plan.  Most importantly try to 'tune in' to your body and notice how you feel after eating some of these nourishing whole foods.  Some may not be of any benefit and others may make a massive difference to how you think.  Using a pinch of freshly cracked black pepper and a teaspoon of manuka honey mixed in with hot water can give instant relief and most of the time stop my kids coughing.  For others, these de-congesting and whole soothing foods may not make much difference.

Your health is one of the most critical parts of your life. Let’s face it. Without your health, you have nothing. All of the other components of your life your career, your family, your relationships, and your general wellbeing would suffer without good health.