This episode is loaded with healthy tips that help you to embrace drinking more liquid, tips on staying hydrated and tips that enhance you healthy eating habits. The importance of consuming enough fluids cannot be over emphasised, whether there is a pandemic lockdown or not, this video is always useful, a consistent reminder on tricks to play on your mind so that you lead a healthier life.
We often cook our broccolis before consumption. The right choice of cooking method has a great impact on the active compounds, minerals and vitamins in our vegetables. Cooking considerably degrades the health promoting compounds (specifically, glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, minerals, and vitamin C). The microwave cooking process under the right conditions ensure the highest retention of these bioactive compounds and beneficial health properties: time, power, and added water are very important factors Vitamin C easily leaches as it is water soluble. Avoiding long microwave cooking times and the high volume of cooking water helps to minimise these losses.
Upset stomachs are soothed with ginger. Ginger reduces gastrointestinal gases, and relieves nausea caused by pregnancy, seasickness. Gingerol is the distinctive aromatic flavour in ginger and is a natural sedative for calming the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Ginger is also rich in antibiotic properties that fights GI infections which cause diarrhoea and dehydration. This video shows how to add more ginger to your daily meals. Take advantage of ginger's super power! Don't forget to use it as a soothing remedy against colds and coughs too!
Enjoying the full benefits of vitamin C means consuming it daily and not just when your body is stressed with symptoms of a cold, or congested sinuses. It is always better to get vitamin C from food, rather than supplements. However, if your diet isn't balanced, you can aid the daily recommended amount by taking supplements. Vitamin C plays various roles in keeping our system healthy; bone structure, iron absorption, healthy skin and immune function. This video features some foods that contain Vitamin C and their relative amounts of Vitamin C in milligrams per 100 grams of fruit / vegetable.