This week a late edition to the Ergo Weekly broadcast, but we are just in time for the weekend and maybe a chance to check out some new foods to include into your daily diet.
Yes we are all about proper posture and getting up and moving. If, though, we ignore the fuel we put into our bodies we are not looking at your work environment in a holistic manner, which is short-sighted.
So here are some foods to give a try and see how they can help out.
Yes, the food we normal pair with grilled bratwurst is a very healthy food by itself. It gives you ½ of your vitamin C and all of the vitamin K (didn’t know about this vitamin) required for your daily diet. Turing cabbage into sauerkraut provides a probiotic component that aids in digestion and helps to treat inflammation in the body. Try it out.
Apparently this is something of a super veggie. It’s got vitamin A and C and other good stuff. But it is somewhat unique in that it provides a healthy dose of calcium and the vitamin K that is needed to absorb it. It gets a better score than Kale. AND, research that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that adults who eat watercress saw less DNA damage and higher levels of antioxidants. What better reasons are there to give it a try?
Apparently we are seeing some iodine deficiencies and seaweed can help. Also seatweed brings free-radical-fighting antioxidants into the body. And, if you don’t want to eat it, by putting it on your body it really can help fight the aging process from the outside.
These are full of water-soluble nutrients. By including fat-soluble and water-soluble nutrients in your diet you enable your body to rid itself of free radicals, which is a good thing. Plus, sesame seeds are packed with fiber, calcium, immune-boosting zinc and sesamin (has been shown to prevent the spread of tumor cells). Truly a power seed to consider for your diet.
Eggs, Yolks and All
I think we’ve all heard about the bad rap eggs have gotten over the years. 90% of the egg’s nutrients are found in the yolk. The yolk includes choline (brain health) and lutein (eye health) and with the new reports that show dietary cholesterol doesn’t affect the levels in your blood it’s a good time to consider adding this food, in its’ entirety, back into your diet.
Bison provides you with all the protein, iron and B vitamins of beef and just a fraction of the fat. Bison contains just a third of the calories and one-twelfth the fat of beef. So stock up on those Bison steaks and hamburgers the next time you’re at the store.
More powerful than kale and in some clinical trials, it’s rivaling drugs. What is this wonder food? It’s full of anti-inflammatory compounds like curcumin. Curcumin is one of over 24 anti-inflammatory compounds in turmeric. Curcumin has been shown to alleviate symptoms of asthma, inhibit replication of HIV virus chains, reduce the risk of heart failure and fight cancer by inducing death in tumor cells. At the same time it slows the growth of fat tissue. So this must go on the list to check out more thoroughly.
So there you have it a full weekend’s worth of foods to try out and get more healthy by what you eat. Enjoy.