Ever heard of the saying “You are what you eat”? Lately studies are showing there is some truth to this saying. If you choose to eat healthy, vibrant and organic whole foods then you are likely to be a healthy and vibrant being. If you spend your time choosing to eat junk food, processed meals and fried foods then you are more likely to be lethargic and unwell.

Constant research and studies over the years have found that food has the potential to prevent and heal us from certain ailments such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue and even cancer. A healthy diet rich in minerals and vitamins has even been found to restore emotional energy.

Choosing foods that are good for you such as veg and fruits provides your body with the nutrients it requires to function and ward off illness. A few examples of just how beneficial the right foods can be for you are mentioned below:

Kale is an outstanding source of nutrients and includes beta-carotene, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium and vitamins C and E. Kale also contains compounds that neutralise free radicals which can help protect the DNA in your genes.

Ginger can help prevent motion sickness, soothe upset stomach, relieve migraines and can reduce arthritis pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Kiwi Fruit is very high in vitamin C, sixteen times more than that of oranges, and is also high in vitamin E. Due to their rich array of antioxidants and phytonutrients, kiwis can be a great addition to your diet if fighting cancer or heart disease.

Cranberries are known for their ability to help with urinary tract infections but they also contain an antioxidant called quercetin which helps lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Ensuring you are eating a diet that will provide you with a lifetime of optimal health goes far beyond just eating plenty of fruit and veg. You can also get many vital vitamins and minerals from algae’s such as spirulina, mushrooms, sea vegetables as well as seeds, nuts and beans.

The quality of the food you eat is just as important as what you eat when it comes to being healthy and preventing disease. Make sure you source as much produce and other foods as possible that is GMO free, pesticide free as well as free from additives and other chemicals.  Organic or pesticide produce can be found at local far markets or at health shops.

Food goes far beyond that just providing us with energy and when we start using modern nutritional principles can allow your body to activate its own natural inner healing which can bring your body back into balance.