with Rogers Foods Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Tammy-Lynn
Flaxseed and fatty fish contain omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which enhances the health of the cell membrane and protects women from various health threats such as joint pain, depression, hypertension, stroke, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Food rich in Omega-3 fatty acids such as flaxseed oil, mackerel and salmon are also a good source of antioxidants that fight inflammation and reduce the risks of heart diseases.
Omega-3 plays a crucial role in brain health. About 3.2 million women currently live with Alzheimer’s disease in the US. If you consume 2 to 3 servings a week of fatty fish, you reduce your risk of future brain diseases. I am in a habit of always adding a tablespoon or two of flaxseed oil into my morning shake. I also make all my salad dressings with a dash of flaxseed oil substituted in place of another oil. Be sure to use a high-temperature flaxseed oil when cooking. I look for ready-made cereals and granolas to top on some yogurt for my morning breakfast. Omega-3 also has anti-aging properties, can protect your skin from sun damage and maintain your skin’s texture and beauty.
It’s berry season, and fresh local berries have never tasted so amazing! Strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, and blueberries have a high level of antioxidants. The antioxidants in berries protect your skin against ageing and can help you look younger (which is why I consume berries every day!). It can also reduce the risk of heart attack by more than 30%.
Berries are loaded with anthocyanins and anti-cancer compounds that are active against gastrointestinal and breast cancers. Berries are also rich in nutrients such as vitamin C for an immune boost, folic acid for brain development and lutein, which protects your vision. About 3 to 4 servings per week of cranberries can reduce the risk of urinary tract infection in women (I find that cranberry supplements are more palatable for me).
Non-nutritious foods can make you weak and leave your body open to infections and diseases. Your body needs essential minerals, vitamins, and energy to function optimally, and the foods discussed above are a great starting point.
Did you know that ROGERS PORRIDGE OATS GRAIN BLEND of cereals are an all-natural combination of 8 different grains forming a wholesome blend with a high fibre count along with omegas?
They are an all-natural combination of 8 different grains (Oat, rye, barley, spelt and khorasan flakes, oat bran, millet, flaxseed, quinoa flakes), forming a wholesome and very healthy blend. With a single serving containing 20% fibre, the combination of whole grains generates a fit alternative that includes iron, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous benefits. The arrangement of the ancient grains delivers all the essential elements required for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.