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4 Foods to Add Years of Health

4 Foods to Add Years of Health

Removing chemical stressors, and adding foods that promote connection, function and healing goes a LONG way in supporting improved health. Here are a few EASY food choices to help you:

1. Avocados (my favourite!) are a great source of healthy oleic (oh-lay-ick) acid, which helps decrease inflammation. Aside from providing healthy fats, avocados also provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including potassium, which helps balance your vitally important potassium to sodium ratio.

2. Organic coconut oil. Besides being excellent for your thyroid and your metabolism, its medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs) are a source of ketone bodies, which act as an alternate source of brain fuel that can help prevent the brain atrophy associated with dementia. MCTs also impart a number of health benefits, including raising your body’s metabolism and fighting off pathogens.

3. Organic raw nuts such as macadamia and pecans. Macadamia nuts have the highest fat and lowest protein and  content of any nut, and about 60 percent of the fat is the monounsaturated fat oleic acid. This is about the level found in olives, which are well-known for their health benefits. Pecans are a close second to macadamia nuts on the fat and protein scale, and they also contain anti-inflammatory magnesium, heart healthy oleic acid, antioxidants and immune-boosting manganese.

4. Organic pastured eggs. Many of the healthiest foods are rich in cholesterol and saturated fats, and eggs are no exception. Cholesterol is needed for the regulation of protein pathways involved in cell signalling and other cellular processes. It’s especially important for your brain, which contains about 25 percent of the cholesterol in your body. Cholesterol is vital for synapse formation, i.e., the connections between your neurons, which allow you to think, learn new things and form memories.

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