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Looking after our health is vital to living a long and happy life. But how do you ensure that you’re looking after all aspects of your well-being? This blog is part of a series of seven blogs on this topic.

Seven Elements for Well-being

We’ve come up with a list of seven elements that we believe contribute to living a healthy, happy life. Over the next weeks we’ll look at them one by one –

Fire – Take a daily dose of sun and grab some vitamin D
Water – Hydration is fundamental and bathing is pretty important too!
Air – Fresh air, take it in with simple breathing exercises
Earth – Grounding through Meditation (the importance of controlling your thoughts and relaxing your mind) and Family (embrace your close relationships to share experiences and life milestones)
Exercise – There’s no denying how vital exercise is to health and we discuss several types with big benefits
Keeping it Simple – Bartering, working to support your lifestyle and reducing material stressors

Get that daily dose of sun to enhance your mood and soak up some Vitamin D

Sun, the ultimate and sustainable source of energy is a vital part of your daily life. There are good reasons as to why spending some time in the sun for a moderate amount of time is often suggested. Getting a little sunshine every day can do wonders for your body and health. As the rays of sun hit your body, the production of Vitamin D naturally begins. In addition to this, sunlight relieves stress, improves sleep cycle and also helps in treating depression.

Amazing Benefits of Getting That Ray of Sunshine in the Morning

Sunlight boosts your mood – Sunshine has proven to improve a person’s mood by regulating the production of serotonin – the feel good hormone.

Sunshine vitamin for your bones – Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin is important when it comes to your bone health. It accommodates in the absorption of calcium and also acts as a shield against weakness of muscles.

Shield against various diseases – Although exposure to a lot of sunlight can cause skin cancer, getting adequate sunlight can keep various types of cancer and fatal diseases away.

Potential Harm from Sun Rays and how you can protect yourself from it

Although there are numerous benefits of getting in the sun, being under the hot rays for a long time can expose you to harmful UVA and UVB rays which may result in sunburn, wrinkles and spots. To keep yourself safe from these harmful rays, using a sunscreen before exposure to sunlight is highly recommended. An organic skincare that is mild on the skin and contains soothing and organic ingredients with a good SPF is the most preferable for your skin.

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Despite being a little harmful when exposed to excessively, getting a moderate amount of sunlight daily can be beneficial for your mind, health and body.

Stay posted for the full series coming over the next weeks!

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Your Inner Ecosystem: The Importance of Your Gut

Your Inner Ecosystem

It’s a pretty common fact that when it comes to staying healthy, nutrition is of the utmost importance. The foods we decide to put into our bodies can determine how we sleep, deal with stress, fight off colds, etc. A focal point that many individuals tend to dismiss includes the health of your gut. There are tons of factors that come into play when it comes to gut health, and the gut lining is a true indicator of your overall health and wellness.

The gut lining

Our gut lining is made up of a mix of cells and mucous, which covers a surface area of up to 4,000 square feet. The cells and mucous work together in harmony to create a balance of vital nutrients that are sent to the rest of your body where needed. It’s made up of thousands of different bacteria which all supply important nutrients and vitamins, creating an overall healthy gut environment.

Your gut lining determines what can enter into your bloodstream and absorb where your body needs it most. In order for your gut lining to work properly, you must nourish it the same way it nourishes you from the inside.

Healthy foods for your gut

Think of “whole” foods as the key players to keeping your gut lining healthy. These are foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds. Fiber is your gut’s best friend, and too often we are deficient in fiber due to the extravagant diet made possible by processed and “convenient” foods. It has become a norm to eat unhealthily, therefore causing an array of various health issues from lack of vital vitamins and fiber-rich foods.

As soon as you begin the path of eating a diet high in saturated foods and refined sugars, you damage your gut lining by making it porous and permeable, allowing the lining to release toxins throughout your body that would have otherwise been prevented with a solid, healthy diet.

What can go wrong?

Obesity is a perfect example of the consequences of damaging your gut lining. By frequent snacking and eating an overall unhealthy diet, your gut lining is no longer in harmony with the rest of your body. Inflammation, gas and cramping occur due to the increased permeability of your lining.

This also in turn causes vitamin deficiencies and a suppressed immune system. The domino effect that takes place due to an unhealthy diet and your gut lining is endless, and the only way to ensure the safety of your gut health is to make proper nutrition your top priority.

Where can I start?

It may seem daunting at first to take a real close look at your diet and notice some unhealthy choices, but in the end your body will thank you for solving your health issues at the root. Incorporating vegetables into your diet is one of the easiest, efficient ways to ensure your gut lining is working at its best.

Some of the vegetables highest in fiber include broccoli, green beans, baby spinach, carrots, onions and mushrooms. Grab some seasonings and lemon juice and soon you will be on your way to a healthier, more balanced diet. Your gut will thank you!

There are many ways to respect your body, but fueling your body with nutritious food is the highest form of self-respect.

By: Nicole Cerrini BSN, RN

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Superfoods To Include In A Healthy Diet

Superfoods To Include In A Healthy Diet

There’s no one food that delivers all the energy, health benefits, and nutrition we need to nourish ourselves. According to the 2015-2020 US Dietary Guidelines, we need to develop healthy eating patterns by including nutritious choices from across all food groups, at the same time watching our calorie intake.

A healthy dietary pattern can effectively reduce the risk of diabetes, certain cancers, high blood pressure, and heart disease. However, there are a range of foods that should be highlighted for special recognition. These are what we call ‘superfoods’; they deliver important nutrients to enhance a healthy eating pattern and can power-pack your snacks and meals.

Our List of Superfoods

Fish: Fish is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids and protein, both of which help prevent heart disease.

Berries: Berries are naturally sweet and high in fibre; their rich colours indicate they are high in antioxidants and other disease-fighting nutrients.

Nuts: Nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and almonds are an ideal source of plant protein. They also contain monounsaturated fats, which could reduce the risk of heart disease.

Dark Leafy Greens: Besides adding fiber to your diet, dark leafy greens are the perfect way to add Vitamins A, C, and calcium to your diet. They also contain phytochemicals, which can positively affect your health.

Whole Grains: Whole grains contain a number of B vitamins, as well as phytonutrients and minerals. They’re also a great source of soluble and insoluble fibre. Whole grains can lower cholesterol and protect against diabetes and heart disease.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, polyphenols, and Vitamin E, all of which can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Yoghurt: Yoghurt is a great source of protein and calcium; it also contains live cultures known as probiotics. The body is protected by these ‘good bacteria’ from other more dangerous bacteria.

Legumes: This broad category of superfoods includes soybeans, peas, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and red and black beans. All are an excellent source of plant-based protein, fiber, and folate. Legumes can reduce the risk of heart disease.

Cruciferous Vegetables: These include brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, mustard greens, radishes, kale, collard greens, and kohlrabi. All are excellent sources of vitamins, fiber, and phytochemicals including thiocyanates, nitriles, and indoles, which can help prevent some types of cancer.

Tomatoes: High in Vitamin C and lycopene, tomatoes may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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About Groceries For Health

Groceries for Health are a proud Inner Origin Advocate.  Inner Origin products have been selected with care and follow strict guidelines to adhere to our philosophy.

This is a secure Australian site allowing you, the customer, to purchase the products and have them delivered direct to your door.

You shop, we pack and deliver.

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