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October – NUTRITION TIP OF THE WEEK

acac Midlothian

october robious corridorWith October being breast cancer awareness month, it’s important that we all take account of our health.

Most of us have friends or relatives that have struggled with this disease and although many things in life can’t be controlled, we can control what we eat.

Research has shown that including plant based foods and unprocessed healthy fats have a significant impact on reducing many risk factors, including cancer. Highly processed foods contain empty calories, but also a significant amount of preservatives, unhealthy chemicals, dyes, and some genetically modified ingredients.

On the other hand, there is an abundance of natural inflammation fighting and detoxifying foods. Dark berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels, citrus fruits contain powerful anti-inflammatory flavenoids, fresh ginger, turmeric, and garlic are natural detoxifiers and boost the immune system, and cooked tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene. Omega-3 fatty acid foods such as wild caught salmon, chia seeds, and flax seeds may help reduce inflammation from chemotherapy treatments and preserve muscle mass.

Cultured, organic dairy products provide immune boosting probiotics. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts contain glutathione, another powerful anti-oxidant, and excellent sources of vitamin C.
We can’t take our health for granted and one of the best ways to show our loved ones how much we care is to help provide a healthy diet.

 

Written by Donna Wheeler, acac nutritionist

acac Midlothian has provided Robious Corridor Magazine and Robious Corridor Online with valuable health, nutrition, and fitness information for years.  Since our first issue, we welcome their guidance and recognize them as a Keystone Corporate Partner!

 

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