If you need a pick-me-up to tide you over until lunchtime, reach for a banana, a few dried prunes, or a handful of nuts and seeds to stabilize energy highs and lows.
Brazil nuts will boost your levels of antioxidant selenium.
Walnuts are a good source of oil to ease inflammation.
Pistachio nuts are rich in cholesterol-clobbering phytosterols.
Sunflower seeds and cashew nuts help keep blood pressure healthy.
Organic carrots: their pigment may reduce the risk of arthritis.
Dried cranberries are a source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E.
What to Eat When - Summer salad
Take large bunches of several leafy seasonal herbs, such as mint, parsley, coriander, and sorrel. Wash, chop, and dress with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Slice feta cheese and stir in. Chill before serving.
Drinking Water - Store in glass
If you buy mineral water choose brands in glass bottles because plastic (especially polycarbonate, with the recycling triangle mark 7) taints the taste of water and may leach the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A. Store tap water in the fridge in glass or stainless steel.
Natural Nutrition - Five a day
Keep looking and feeling young and help ward off diseases of aging, from Alzheimer’s to stroke and heart disease, by eating more fruit and vegetables. They are rich in antioxidants, and the biologically active ingredients of plant pigments and flavorings have antiaging properties, too. Aim to eat a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables daily and up to nine if you can.