Upgrading Your Nutrition Part 1
Upgrading our nutrition doesn’t have to be difficult – it’s all about making simple switches. Here are some of my favorite easy upgrades we have made in our house:
Switching out regular cinnamon for Ceylon cinnamon. Compared to regular cinnamon (cassia), Ceylon Cinnamon is antimicrobial and anti-parasitic, high in antioxidants, aids in digestive health and blood pressure reduction.
Upgrading to Wild Blueberries. Compared to the regular variety, wild blueberries contain more antioxidants which help to fight cancer, heart disease and other effects of aging. Wild blueberries are high in Anthocyanin, a specific antioxidant that protects the brain from aging and promotes vision health. Many scientific studies are focusing in on the ability to use wild berries to prevent macular degeneration – the leading cause in blindness is people over 65.
Pink Himalayan or Sea Salt for table salt. Table salt is toxic. It is highly processed which removes all the beneficial minerals. During processing it is bleached and toxins such as sodium ferrocyanide, aluminum silicate, and ammonium ferric citrate are used. You may also often find dextrose or MSG which are used to stabilize iodized salts. To summarize: lots of bad stuff with no good stuff.
Real salt contains over 50 natural occurring trace minerals like potassium, calcium, iodine and zinc. It helps regulate body functions, is critical for cell function, and is important for maintaining fluid balance in the body. You need salt to be healthy. Make sure you are getting the good stuff in the form of sea salt or Himalayan pink salt.