The Best Medicine: Food to improve health and prevent disease

Nature is the best purveyor of medicine to help us fight and prevent numerous diseases and with each passing year there is increasing evidence indicating just how effective natural remedies can be.

Fish

Certain fish are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 oils can reduce blood pressure and inhibit growth of plaques in arteries.

Blueberries

Blueberries can high level of antioxidants that fight cancer. Studies has shown some compounds in blueberries can interrupt tumours’ ability to grow new blood vessels

Broccoli

Broccoli contains high levels of glucosinolates. Glucosinolates convert to compounds that potentially slow breast cancer cells from growing.

Beans

Beans are a good source of protein, fiber and many vitamins. Beans not only build muscle instead of fat but also can help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of various cancers.

These examples above are just a little sample of great number of foods that can offer so many health benefits. Unfortunately too many people neglect their diet and consume way too much artificial sugar and not enough vegetable or low gi carbohydrates. Over the years it has been proven time and time again that the best approach to healthy diet is exercising moderation and making small sustainable changes. There is not one diet that would work for everybody, eating plan should reflect your lifestyle energy needs and long term health and fitness goals.

As part of personal training services, Idealbody4life personal training team assesses diet of each client prior to commencing training. This is important to make sure that changes that are implemented to nutrition plan go hand in hand with changes to lifestyle and increase in physical activity. Combination of small adjustments to nutrition and introduction of regular exercise often helps our clients achieve long and short term health outcomes.