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The term "Superfoods" refers to foods that have un-commonly high nutrient density. But not all "Superfoods" are the same - our Superfoods range aims to give you REAL Superfoods that you know are great for you, without all the nasties.
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5 Easy Tips To Reduce Stress
Stress can be a debilitating condition. It can have serious effects on your emotional and psychological well-being, making your life feel like a never-ending bad dream. Stress also has serious implications for your physical health and can play a role in development of a range of diseases and conditions...
Stress Related Diseases
Stress-related diseases include (but aren't limited to):
psoriasis and other skin conditions
depression and other psychological conditions
high blood pressure
Symptoms of Stress
If you are likely to be subject to highly stressful experiences or environments, it is important that you understand the symptoms of stress. This will help you self monitor and know when your stress levels are elevated and - perhaps - hamful. It is also critical you have a plan to deal with that stress once you've identified it. Symptoms of stress include (but are not limited to):
agitation and frustration where you normally might not feel that way
an over-active mind / experiencing trouble quieting your mind
feelings of muscle tightness / anxiety
lower self esteem
increased use of alcohol or other substances
5 Easy Ways To Deal With Stress
It is important to note that if you are experiencing ongoing stress that you do not feel capable of handling or if you are suffering sever stress symptoms, you should talk to your health professional. If your stress is work-related, it may be appropriate to talk to your manager or supervisor. For lower to intermediate levels of stress, the below potential coping mechanisms may help during times of stress.
1. Talk to Someone
The anxiety and tension that accompany stress can often be (at least partially) relieved by talking to a friend, councillor or doctor. Having a sympathetic ear that you can share your problems with will not only help you feel better, it can also be a useful way to identify the main causes of your stress. Thirdly, it is a great way to work out strategies on how you can mitigate the source of your stress. Having a fresh perspective on the situation can help you see past the blinders we sometimes have on during times of stress.
2. Resist Temptations
During stressful times, it can be enticing to have a drink (or four) to calm the nerves. Alcohol and substance abuse are common coping mechanisms in Australia. These substances may offer temporary relief from stress, but only serve to amplify stress symptoms once their effect wears off. Do your best to resist.
3. Chill Out / Fire Up. Every Day.
Finding activities that reduce stress, and forcing yourself to do them every day, is a critical stress management technique. However, the exact activities that help relieve stress will vary from person to person. If you tend to fire up and become angry or agitated during times of stress, force yourself to do an activity every day that calms you down and helps quieten you to counter that. Similarly, if you tend to become depressed or withdrawn under stress, try to make your daily stress relieving activity something that excites and stimulates you, something that energises and excites you.
4. Diet and Exercise
There are a wide range of benefits from exercise. Exercise reduces stress. It boosts endorphins. It has a calming, mind-clearing effect similar to meditation. It boosts mood. Whilst exercise of almost any type can help reduce stress, aiming to get 45 minutes of high intensity exercise 3 times or more per week can work wonders for your ability to deal with stress. Diet is another important way to deal with stress. When you are stressed, your body has an elevated need for vitamins and minerals, making it all the more important that you eat a variety of healthy foods to support your health. In particular, your body may need increased levels of: - Vitamin C (oranges, red capsicum, chilli or
). - Vitamin E (almonds, tofu, spinach, avocado) - B Vitamins (meats, fish, poultry, milk, dark green leafy vegetables or
5. Try a Supplement
We always advocate eating a healthy diet over taking a multivitamin. However, during times of stress, we usually don't have the time to create a meal plan, buy groceries and cook healthy meals. As such, a broad range multivitamin may help support your body during times of stress. Look for one that contains vitamins C & E, plus magnesium for relaxation, lemon balm (traditionally used to help rest and relaxation) and the B vitamins. Alternatively,
has been called "Nature's Multivitamin" due to it's high vitamin content. Including it in your cooking, juice, smoothies etc can give an added nutrient boost to help your body deal with increased demand during stressful times. ------ This article was provided by our online health partner Health365. For more information on
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3 Superfoods For Weight Loss
Rest assured this isn't going to be one of those "One Weird Tip For Burning Belly Fat" articles that tries to get you to hand over personal details or provide credit card details. Whilst there are a number of purported 'superfoods' out there that claim to help burn more fat, the following list of
superfoods and their claims for weight loss are actually, you know, based in reality.
Superfoods For Weight Loss
1. Chia Seeds
promote weight loss in a number of ways, but most importantly due to their high fibre and protein content. Increasing your fibre intake can help with weight loss in two ways. Firstly, because
fibre is digested quite slowly: it provides a sustained energy release so that your body is less likely to store it as fat. Secondly,
fibre is not digested by the body, yet helps promote a feeling of fullness which can help limit serving size and reduce snacking. The fibre in chia seeds can also help maintain blood sugar levels - also important for weight loss.
2. Coconut Oil
is a fat. Traditionally, when trying to lose weight, we have been told to avoid fat. This thinking is changing. Including healthy fats in our diet and letting our body become used to using those healthy fats as a fuel source is an increasingly important part of many modern weight loss ideologies. Coconut Oil in particular is an interesting weight loss fat - it is full of medium chain triglycerides, or 'MCTs' (most foods contain long chain triglycerides - 'LCTs'). MCTs are digested differently to LCTs, and this seems to offer greater fat loss properties. One study on coconut oil's weight loss effect showed that participants using coconut oil lost more weight than other participants using olive oil. A further study showed that coconut oil may lead to increased burning of calories throughout the day - coconut oil appears to have increased metabolism. Look for a cold pressed, organic coconut oil like
Super Coconut Oil
to ensure maximum flavour, purity and potency.
3. Soy Protein
It isn't sexy or glamorous, and it's been around for years, but
can aid in weight loss in a number of ways. It can help you feel full, reducing snacking behaviour. It has a low glycemic index, which means it is broken down slowly by the body, making it less likely to be stored as fat. Further, it has a similar absorption rate to the more commonly used whey protein, yet without the common bloating side effect whey can often cause (definitely a frustrating thing when you are trying to trim down). Finally, soy is rich in a range of vitamins and minerals that support metabolism and exercise performance, resulting in increased weight loss. Whey protein does not have this same nutritional profile. ------ This article was provided by our online health partner Health365. To
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Superfoods for Healthy Joints
Natural joint health supplements like
have well documented benefits for supporting healthy joints, and pharmaceutical / prescription drugs can be obtained from your doctor to help with arthritis and joint pain. However, your lifestyle and the food you eat can also have a significant effect on joint health. Try these superfoods for arthritis and maintaining joint health.
A fine powder derived from an Amazonian fruit, Camu Camu has impressive antioxidant properties and can be a great anti-inflammatory. Anti-inflammatories cab be beneficial for arthritis sufferers, as the joint pain felt is often the result of swelling and inflammation around the joint. Reducing inflammation, therefore, often means reducing pain. Further, Camu Camu is rich in vitamin C – vitamin C is critical for a number of bodily functions including production of collagen. Collagen is required for growing, healing and repairing tissue and cartilage.
are rich in fibre, protein and – importantly – omega-3 fatty acids. Ensuring you have sufficient intake of Omega-3s is important for joints and the link between omega-3 intake and joint health is documented. If you aren’t eating fatty fish such as salmon or tuna 3 times a week, you should be trying to increase your daily omega-3 intake by:
taking a Krill Oil tablet daily or
including vegetable sources of omega-3 like chia seeds into your diet. Need some inspiration on how to eat more chia? Check out our
Chia Seed recipes
You may be familiar with turmeric as a spice used in curries and stir fries. You may not realise that it is actually a superfood that contains a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient called curcumin. Adding enough turmeric to your meals each day to achieve the full anti-inflammatory effect might not be feasible, but there are an increasing number of juice bars around that offer turmeric in their products that can help you increase your turmeric / curcumin intake. Alternatively, try
– it contains clinically studied levels of curcumin so you can be sure you are getting sufficient dosage. It also contains additional joint care ingredients Krill Oil and Green Lipped Mussel. ---------- This article was provided by our online partner Health365. To
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3 Recipes for Strong Bones
Try these 3 recipes from our Superfoods Recipes archive to help you get more calcium and magnesium into your diet to support stronger bones and good muscle health.
1. Banana Split Smoothie
Calcium and magnesium are both critical for maintaining strong bones as we age. And the ingredients in this recipe have magnesium and calcium in spades. The recipe also contains bananas, which can help the body better absorb calcium. Use soy milk over almond milk (soy milk has more calcium) to make this simple, tasty smoothie even better at protecting your bones.
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2. Chia-Crusted Salmon
Super Chia Seeds
in this recipe are rich in calcium (which we already know is important for joint health), salmon is rich in vitamin D. Vitamin D makes your body much more efficient at absorbing calcium, and is very important for maintaining strong bones over time.
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3. Chocolate Date Balls
Several studies have found that the more magnesium people consume in their food, the denser their bones as they age. Dense bones are strong bones. There are a number of foods that are high in Magnesium, but our favourite is Cacao. Use our
, which is ultra-high in magnesium, to support bone and muscle health for years to come.
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