I know…everyone who reads this will be saying that this is supposed to be an outdoors blog about outdoors activities, not a health and fitness drop-in center!
And yes, I agree wholeheartedly! It is indeed is an outdoors blog…but..
If we don’t look after our bodies, then we’re going to be in real trouble sooner or later, for sure.
That’s where today’s post comes in…the info I’m posting is not new, but somehow we always always seem to ignore it..me inculded!
It’s a new way of looking at things, at how our diets are capable of switching certain genes, good or bad, on and off, according to what we eat. It’s called Nutri-genomics.
What our diet consists can totally transform our genes, it’s been found, so certain foods will turn the genes into nasty monsters, which enables inflammation, immune system disorders, dementia, diabetes, strokes, cancers and other lifestyle related diseases to obtain a foothold.
So, cut a long story short..what foods should we avoid and which ones do we need to eat? Read on…
Foods rich in B vitamnins..like dark leafy greens, legumes, nuts, chicken, fish, asparagus, whole grains and fruits…take a and B12 and folic acid supplement.
Eating these daily has shown to switch off genes activated by environmental pollutants such as BPA, which is a hormone disruptor present in plastics and the linings of all those drink cans and coke bottles we use every single day…yikes!
These genes once activated are responsible for miscarriages, childhood obesity, cancers and many more yet undiscovered problems.
Use canola oil, which is rich in long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which turn off inflammatory genes in fat cells and turn on production of anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Don’t eat too much carbohydrates, as these turn on risky genes. The maximum carbs you should eat should be no more than approx 30% of your diet..and even then these 30% should be whole grains, not processed.
Cut out as much saturated fat as possible…and yes, I know…that means all those yummy cheeses, cookies, pies and stuff! Well, I dunno…what kind of a life is it where you can’t enjoy a good damn pi once in a while…so use your common sense!
There we have it! A short, sharp guide for healthy living and a long life!
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