SISJ LIFESTYLE: MY SUPERFOODS!
I am often asked how I keep fit and what my diet consists of. The simple is answer is, BALANCE. Without sounding cliché that’s the honest truth. I love food, wine and social occasions and none of these are possible if you are putting yourself under unreasonable diet restrictions. You need to allow for your relaxed days and then tighten-up for the rest of the week. For me personally I would love to sit at 2kg lighter, however, to maintain that is a life of moodiness, feeling lethargic and feeling very unsatisfied! I am happy with my weight, exercise regime and overall balance. Today I am sharing some of my fave super fruits and their benefits – enjoy!
SISJ EXERCISE: My weekly exercise routine include two personal training sessions (weight training & cardio) with Hayley Roper from Love My Body // two Pilates classes at KX Pilates in Brighton // at least three x 30min walks with the dogs // light weights at home 2 – 3 times per week.
GRAPES: Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slow down aging.Grapes, due to their high nutrient content, play an important role in ensuring a healthy and active life. The health benefits of grapes include their ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and the prevention of cataracts. Grapes, one of the most popular and delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.
LYCHEE: Lychee is a strange and wonderful fruit with a wealth of health benefits, including its ability to boost the immune system, prevent cancer, improve digestion, build strong bones, lower blood pressure, defend the body against viruses, improve circulation, aid in weight loss, protect the skin, and optimize metabolic activities. Lychee is packed with health benefits, but they come from the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the fruit, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin, folate, copper, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganese. Furthermore, lychee is a great source of dietary fiber, protein, and a good source of proanthocyanidins and polyphenolic compounds.
ACAI BERRIES: Acai berries can be a tremendously healthy addition to your diet, and helps to increase heart health, aids in weight loss, as well as aiding in health issues relating to your skin, digestion, allergies, immune system, and energy levels. Furthermore, research has shown it to be one of the best sources of antioxidants, an aphrodisiac, a brain booster, and a great weapon against premature aging, cancer, and unexplained fatigue or exhaustion. Overall, this miraculous little berry can have a huge impact on your health and happiness.
SISJ’S FAVE PRODUCTS >
C COCONUT WATER: C Coconut Water was the first 100% organic coconut juice to market here in Australia. This yummy and refreshing snack has no added sugar, no fat, no additives or preservatives, is gluten-free, not from concentrate, a natural source of potassium and contains essential electrolytes. This is my mid-morning snack each day – I love when they are super chilled, they are so refreshing and cleansing.
SOMA BITES: Soma Bites from Soma Organics are the yummiest protein snack I’ve tried! These tasty bites are goji & chia flavoured. Superfood Goji Berries contain 18 amino acids of which 8 are essential amino acids, 21 trace minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. Superfood Chia Seeds are packed with Omega-3 (the good fat) and essential minerals potassium, phosphorous, folate, zinc, iron, and calcium, vitamin A, B12 and C. These are perfect to keep in your handbag as a mid-morning or afternoon snack.
NUTRITIONAL INFOMATION SOURCE: www.organicfacts.net