Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Whats cooking? Aromacuisine for rejuvenation - Diet

Enjoy the benefits of essential oils day to day with aroma cuisine.
Digestive transit
Pictured is the aroma star fresh basil leaves.  Wonderfully aromatic and appetising Basil is a good nerve tonic highly prized by professional athletes and politicians alike.  Be sure to tear the basil leaves to release their aroma.  Fresh Basil also encourages good digestion.  A nice fresh olive oil from Nyons, Balsamic vinegar from Modena with mozarella cheese and on the vine tomatoes.  It tastes as good as it looks and its very filling the other important aspect of diet.
here are some other beneficial dietary thoughts
Green tea
Green tea is believed to help regulate blood pressure, lower blood sugar, boost the immune system, lower cholesterol and studies have even shown that green tea can be effective at preventing cancer.  Again you can enjoy the benefit of essential oils using flowers like chamomile in hot water.
Leafy greens
Spinach and other leafy foods are high in folate which is vital in preventing DNA and blood vessel damage to maintain a healthy circulatory system.  Young boys in particular find green vegetables unpalatable and so become prone to acne and eczema.  Before you reach for the Shirley Price Acne and Eczema cream look at encouraging fresh vegetables.  Boys like Brocolli so what not try that?
Dark chocolate
Cocoa is rich in a group of antioxidants called Flavinoids which help preserve healthy function of the blood vessels. A square a day
Fish and Soy products
A diet that's low in saturated fat will reduce your risk of developing heart disease and lower blood pressure. As a staple part of the Japanese diet, soy products are great at helping keep down cholesterol and are a useful addition to a healthy diet.
Many yoghurts include a high volume of 'good' bacteria that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness. Yogurt is also rich in calcium, which can help stave off osteoporosis.
Red wine
A glass of red wine tots up a good dose of anti-aging elements including polyphenol antioxidants, minerals, and resveratrol. Resveratrol which helps to increase 'good cholesterol' levels in the body and prevents blood clotting and a healthy circulatory system. Resveratrol found in red wine may also be beneficial for women during the menopause by reducing the risk for conditions for example breast cancer and osteoporosis that result from reduced oestrogen levels.  A standard glass every day is recommended.  It is little known but Marguerite Maury's researches also included research on the benefical effects of red wine.
No one drinks sufficient water, and side effects of even slight dehydration include headaches, fatigue and low concentration levels. Increasing fluid intake can increase energy levels, aid digestion, give skin a boost. Concentrate on drinking little and often throughout the day.  water can be made more palatable by keeping a jug in the fridge.


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