A few nutritional considerations you probably never thought about

1)  If you eat the same food item everyday, try to opt for a higher quality product and look to go organic (true organic that is) wherever possible.  Pesticides, fungicides and sprayed chemicals are generally harmless in small quantities but they do build up in the body over time thus increasing the likelihood of them becoming toxic, which could eventually lead to health problems. Some studies seem inconclusive regarding this but I would rather be safe than sorry. Besides, most studies are conducted over several years and not decades so there is much unknown effect. If you are eating something everyday be it coffee, strawberries, spinach etc. then this could be a very important consideration.


2)  Rotate your foods often.  Certain foods deplete enzymes in your gut. The more often you eat a food, the more likely you are to deplete the enzyme responsible for its digestion. Lack of digestive enzymes (likely if your diet is highly processed) can often lead to malabsorption, poor digestion and mild to severe food intolerances.  Eggs, dairy and breaded products can often be the culprit. No need to eliminate them entirely, just rotate and vary your food options. This will also increase the likelihood that you obtain a full array of nutrients from your diet.


3)  Decaf coffee is absolutely riddled with chemical solvents. Always opt for the slightly more pricey water filtered decaf. It tastes so much better and much more like full caffeinated coffee.


4)  If you are male, daily consumption of flaxseed and carrots is recommended for optimal long-term prostate health.



5)  Take a break from cows’ dairy. Even if you are not intolerant, try goat, sheep or buffalo milk/yoghurt for small periods of time to rotate your foods.


6)  If you are a man above the age of 50 and have not been advised by a medical practitioner to take calcium supplements then it may be worth considering removal from your supplement regime.  Elevated calcium levels in the bloodstream without balanced potassium and magnesium can actually increase your risk of a heart attack.  Calcium is abundant in many foods so unless you have been advised to or have malabsorption issues, dietary sources should be adequate.