Arteries deliver blood and its nutrients to the skin, heart, muscle, brain and to every cell in the body. Arteries that are not cared for get clogged with fatty build up reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients that can reach the cells.
This makes the heart work too hard, making you sluggish, sickly and literally older.
The immune system is the bodyâs policing system. It constantly monitors the body and springs into action to thwart any potential threat. It also seeks out and destroys any harmful bacteria and viruses. Keeping this system fit is essential to avoid disease and slow down aging.
Forget about dieting as a way of losing weight and start thinking about food as what it really is â fuel for your body to run efficiently.
Hereâs the plan:
Never skip breakfast. A high nutrient morning meal starts your day, keeps your blood sugar levels stable and helps you avoid hunger pangs. It boosts your energy, increases your attention span and helps you lose weight. A good breakfast provides a steady influx of energy, which stabilises the glucose levels in the brain improving mental function and attention span.
Start your day with whole grain cereal or whole grain bread with whole fresh fruit. Whole grain cereals are particularly good because they are abundant in fibre, which prevents cholesterol build up in the blood and this protects your arteries.
Those who skip breakfast accentuate their hunger and end up eating more later in the day.
Fill up on flavonoids. These are antioxidants found in plants that protect your arteries and immune system. Flavonoids are found in plant foods like berries, orange juice, tea, red wine, apples, dark green vegetables like sukuma wiki, spinach, onions and in other deeply coloured vegetables and fruits.