CHART FOR HEALTHY LUNGS

We take so much for granted, very often come to realise when it’s a little too late, damage is done, & deterioration has deeply set in, so now is the time to take charge for improved quality of life! If ever you ask anyone what they would love most, they will almost indefinitely mention health as number one top of the list. With health we can climb mountains, swim across oceans, help others, find love, and obtain wealth.

We consume food at least three times a day on average, why not make that fuel count and ‘nutrify’ each and every single organ and living cell, as we have one body, one life, lets make it count.

Consuming healthy well balanced meals from all food groups (fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, herbs, spice, edible roots & flowers), as well as eating from rainbow colours (white, yellow, orange, red, green, red, blue, purple, black, brown), daily sunshine D,  exercise, and relaxation leads to good health.

In today’s world where toxins are rife, they linger in the air that we breathe, swim in our waters, and leach into our depleted poisoned soils, it’s imperative that we start to heal ourselves with whole vegan foods, in order to detoxify our bodies & our minds from the daily garbage, grunge, heavy toxic metals, pollutants, and the violence, and start cleaning up and taking good care of our ecosystems. Health starts on our plates, as does peace.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, interestingly enough when you slice open an apple, we find a picture frame of ‘lungs’.  There are off course many precautionary measures one can take to continued lung health, and foods, as vegans, we are certainly spoilt for choice!

• Avoid smoking & vaping

• Avoid exposure to pollutants as best as possible

• Prevent infections

• Exercise regularly

• Practice breathing in deep

• Improve posture

• Encourage exposure to sunshine D (at least 30 minutes per day)

• Stay hydrated

• Reduce sodium intake

• Eliminate household toxins

• Improve air flow/circulation in the home

• Maintain desirable weight

• Laugh a lot!

• Enjoy more foods for lung health (see below to encourage)

– Coniferous veg (cauliflower, kale, broccoli, cabbage)

– Chlorophyll – antioxidants that rid body of toxins

– Consume bright orange & red veg. Carrots contain carotenoids & beta which convert to A, lowering risk of lung disease

– Omega 3 reduces inflammation, coconut oil, nuts, as well as flax seed help

– Spice up meals with curcumin, turmeric, ginger, garlic – these contain antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic benefits that help fight infection

Vitamin A

Carrots, sweet potato, kale, spinach, berries, apricot, papaya, cantaloupe, mango

Vitamin C

Strawberries, melon, broccoli, melon, kiwi fruit, cabbage

Lycopene

Guavas, watermelon, tomatoes, papaya, grapefruit, sweet rep peppers, asparagus, purple cabbage, , mangoes, & carrots

Antioxidants

Goji, wild berries, dark chocolate, pecans, artichoke, elderberries, kidney beans, cranberries, cilantro, clove, cinnamon, oregano, turmeric, cumin, parsley, basil, ginger, thyme

B6 (Pyridoxine)

Pistachios, dried fruits (prunes high), bananas, avocado, spinach, sunflower seeds

Enjoy, life is too short not to!

Do let us know how you are taking care of lung health

CHART FOR HEART HEALTH

We take so much for granted, very often come to realise when it’s a little too late, damage is done, & deterioration has deeply set in, so now is the time to take charge for improved quality of life! If ever you ask anyone what they would love most, they will almost indefinitely mention health as number one top of the list. With health we can climb mountains, swim across oceans, help others, find love, and obtain wealth.

We consume food at least three times a day on average, why not make that fuel count and ‘nutrify’ each and every single organ and living cell, as we have one body, one life, lets make it count.

Consuming healthy well balanced meals from all food groups (fruit, veg, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, herbs, spice, edible roots & flowers), as well as eating from rainbow colours (white, yellow, orange, red, green, red, blue, purple, black, brown), daily sunshine D,  exercise, and relaxation leads to good health.

In today’s world where toxins are rife, they linger in the air that we breathe, swim in our waters, and leach into our depleted poisoned soils, it’s imperative that we start to heal ourselves with whole vegan foods, in order to detoxify our bodies & our minds from the daily garbage, grunge, heavy toxic metals, pollutants, and the violence, and start cleaning up and taking good care of our ecosystems. Health starts on our plates, as does peace.

We have all come to know someone with heart issues: hypertension, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and or inflammation caused by not so healthy eating choices. As most are caught up in everyday life, long hours at work, and seemingly lack the time to cook, lack nutritional knowledge & know how but, if we compare the pain, expense, danger, and inconvenience of taking 18 pills every day that break down immune systems even down further and leave us feeling lifeless, and affect & negatively impact other organs, surely, it’s worth to take time out with loved ones to learn to cook, to enjoy time in the kitchen, prepping healthy food for the week, and converting to whole vegan foods that nutrify organs and cells, which keep us healthy.  There are no grey shades in-between. Let’s face it, today’s diseases are on the rise, as are the toxins in meat, dairy & eggs.  We need to make a choice if we value sentients, health & ecosystems. Doing good bounces good right back. Peaceful actions are great for the heart. Anyway, below spoils us for choice once again for great heart health. Wishing you love.

Potassium

Avocado, squash, spinach, sweet potato, potatoes, dried apricots, pomegranate, coconut water, white beans, banana, beet greens, white button mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes, green peas

Magnesium

Whole wheat flour, whole grains, spinach, quinoa, almonds, cashews, black beans, edamame, peanuts, tofu, sesame seeds

Omega 3

Flaxseed, chia, walnuts, soybeans, spinach

B Vitamins –

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)

Seeds (sunflower high), nuts (macadamia high), whole wheat bread, green peas, squash, asparagus, dry roasted soy beans, beans (navy high)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Almonds, mushrooms (raw brown Italian) , sesame seeds, spinach

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 

Peanuts, mushrooms, green peas, sunflower seeds, avocado

Vitamin B6

Pistachios, dried fruits (prunes high), bananas, avocado, spinach, sunflower seeds

Vitamin B9 (Folate)

Beans (black eyed beans high), lentils, spinach, asparagus, lettuce (cos or romaine high), avocado, broccoli, tropical fruits (mango high), oranges, whole wheat bread

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 

Fortified cereals, fortified tofu, fortified vegan milk, B12 vegan patches, pills and sprays

Fibre

Well that’ just about everything in the whole plant based kingdom, so no problems there. The more the merrier for super heart health.

Beta Carotene/Vitamin A

Carrots, sweet potato, kale, spinach, berries, apricot, papaya, cantaloupe, mango

Vitamin C

Guava, black current, red pepper, kiwi, green peppers, orange, strawberries, papaya, broccoli, kale, parsley, pineapple, brussel sprouts, grapefruit, peas, cauliflower, mango

Vitamin E

Almonds, seeds, swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, turnips, kale, plant oils, hazelnuts, pine nuts, avocado, broccoli, parsley, papaya, olives

Lycopene 

Guavas, watermelon, tomatoes, papaya, grapefruit, sweet rep peppers, asparagus, purple cabbage, , mangoes, & carrots

 

Enjoy, life is too short not to!

Do let us know how you are taking care of heart health