The age old saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' is filled with rhyme and reason. Whilst there are things we want to aim to do regularly, there are some things that are beneficial to remember on a daily basis. Below is a list of the key daily essentials to implement into your lifestyle for long-lasting health and vitality.
HYDRATION IS A MUST ~ Make sure you are drinking plenty of filtered water every day. Spring water if available is best.
TONICS ~ Make a blend of fresh ginger, lemon, raw honey and tea; drink often.
RAW HONEY ~ Raw honey has healing, soothing, immune boosting properties. It can also alleviate allergies if you source out your local honey.
STOCK UP ON VITAMIN C ~ Consume lots of lemon and citrus fruits (peels can be added to teas or broths) and other vitamin C-rich foods like capsicum or kiwifruit.
FRESH HERBS HELP ~ Culinary herbs like thyme, sage, rosemary, and oregano support immunity through antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal actions. Add to salads. Fresh herbs like parsley and coriander help to support the liver and clear heavy metals from your system. Add to salads, smoothies, juices, dips and sauces.
LOTS OF DARK LEAFY GREENS ~ Eat plenty of dark leafy greens and a wide variety for chlorophyll and magnesium, and to support your bodies detoxification processes. Chlorophyll-rich foods include sprouts, chlorella, parsley, and watercress.
DRINK FRESH CELERY JUICE ~ This juice corrects PH levels, it is diuretic, cleansing, anti-inflammatory, a natural electrolyte balancer, gut and liver support, helps clear toxins and prevents/clears urinary tract infections.
SNACK ON SEAWEED ~ Seaweed contains a variety of protective antioxidants. Add to your salads and meals.
PROBIOTIC + FERMENTS ~ Fermented foods supports gut health and immunity. Load up on sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, kefir, kimchi and home made coconut yogurt. See our Gut Health Masterclass to learn more about how to make your own ferments.
PREBIOTIC-RICH FOODS ~ Pre-biotics are just as important as probiotics. Eat lots of fibre-rich artichoke, apples, peppers, asparagus, bananas, dandelion greens, chicory root for a prebiotic boost.
FILL UP ON FIBRE ~ Fibre binds to internal toxins and draw them out of your system through your stools. Consume psyllium husk, ground flax seed, chia seeds, oats, oat bran, kiwi, figs and berries (along with plenty of vegetables).
EAT FOR THE LUNGS ~ Foods that support the lungs include apples, pears, almonds, oats, sesame seeds, sprouted grains and seeds, radishes, turnips, rutabaga, bio-dymamic brown rice, onion, garlic, schisandra, astragalus and cordyceps.
DRINK JUICE DAILY ~ Make sure to rotate your juicing veggies each day. Try this recipe: 8-10 stalks celery, 1 handful parsley, 1 cucumber, juice of 1 lemon, a small knob of ginger.
REDUCE/ELIMINATE ~ Alcohol, processed foods, fried foods, burned foods, excess caffeine (too much can add to anxiety / nervous system stress), excess sugar. All of the above tend to add to inflammation, decrease immunity. Reach for healthier options like organic green tea or yerba mate, and natural sugars from fruit, dates or raw honey.
Now that you have this handy list, remember to enjoy eating and living well! With love and an apple, Rose x