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Functional nutrition for health

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sunburntfizz Fri 26-Jul-19 12:51:08

I am trying to read a bit more about functional nutrition and eating wel for good health. I have recently started muesli for breakfast with chia seeds and coconut sugar and loving it.

I am generally a healthy eater but trying to learn about and Incorporate good food into every day routines. There is a lot out there in the media about gut health, clean eating,cutting out sugar etc

Never sure where to post this so I was wondering if anybody could post ideas/suggestions of things they incorporate into their routines around food that helps promote health and energy.

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sunburntfizz Fri 26-Jul-19 12:56:41

I should also add looking to add more and a variety of vegetables. We don't eat enough veggies and tends to rotate around the usual ones - peppers, mushrooms, onions, sweetcorn, carrots,broccoli.

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Papayalady Fri 26-Jul-19 13:46:02

Hi there. I'm always trying to improve my nutrition. Would you be able to visit a nutritional therapist a couple of times to get their input into what you should include in your diet? If you're trying to address a specific issue it's be very informative.
I grow my own veggies and feel better for it. Have you tried it? It's organically grown and is much better quality than shop-bought stuff. There's something very satisfying about harvesting the food and eating it the same day. So it's good for all round wellbeing.
I only eat granary bread and cut it out now and then to help with gut health and digestion. I also take probiotics to keep my gut and immunity healthy.
Stress impacts digestion and immunity so I've tried to find ways of dealing with that to help my nutrition too 😊
I'm not convinced by clean eating. I need meat and some fat from dairy or else I feel unwell. It's not for everyone but as long as you're getting the right levels of nutrients it's up to you.

Myriade Fri 26-Jul-19 13:50:04

I would suggest too to go and see a functional medicine therapist/nutritionist.

The first step is about getting the right balance of food for YOU between carbs/protein/fats as well as plenty of vegetables.
And I’d avoid ANY pre-prepared food.

Blondie1984 Sat 27-Jul-19 02:11:00

Check out Rhiannon Lamberts book

Blondie1984 Sat 27-Jul-19 02:12:39

Also sugar is sugar - regardless of if it comes from coconut or sugar cane.

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