Nourish Your Body with Wholefoods
In our kitchen we love our whole foods – local and seasonal fruits and veggies, whole, unprocessed grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, local meats and fish. We love the way that mother nature packages our food for us, without the nasty chemicals, salt and refined sugars that are present in lots of food products now. We cook from scratch with foods in their natural state, because we believe this is the key to excellent health, for feeling better, looking better and for the optimal nourishment of our bodies. Yes, food can be very, very powerful!
Here are a few ways that whole, natural foods supply our body with nutrition, fuel, medicinal and protective benefits, healing and growth.
Magnesium: supports healthy digestion and strong muscles, promotes relaxation and calms the mind by supporting the release of serotonin (the happy hormone!).
Find magnesium naturally in dark leafy greens (choose raw or cooked magnesium greens like spinach, kale or swiss chard), avocados, yellow corn and bananas.
Alkaline Formers: our bodies don’t like acid very much, and today’s foods are very high in acid formers (meats, dairy, processed foods, refined sugars). Regular intake of alkaline foods will help to balance out the acid-alkaline ratio in your body. Balancing the acidity of our body helps to support a healthy digestion and immune system. Alkaline foods are also known for their disease and cancer-busting properties.
Add alkaline formers like lemons, limes, kale and cucumbers to your diet (lemons and limes are acidic but once they are metabolised they actually become alkaline – cool right?).
Antioxidants: help to protect against the damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals are basically unstable atoms that can damage the growth and survival of cells in the body, causing illness and ageing.
Antioxidants are super easy to add to your diet, as they are present in lots of yummy foods! (even dark chocolate). Find high quantities of antioxidants in beets, carrots, berries, kale and beans.