"Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat."

In 1942, Nutritionist Victor Lindlahr published "You Are What You Eat: how to win and keep health with diet". The concept is not new but to this day it's mostly ignored because you don't always feel the effects of a cheat day straight away. A busy week where you don't have time to cook will not immediately have you searching for a new wardrobe however, if you don't keep your nutrition in check for an period of time, the bad habits quickly form and you'll look back in a years time - how did I get here ?

Ruairi Robertson, a nutritionist, microbiologist and neuroscientist explores the link between the belly and brain and gives an insight into why we think about food the way we do. He describes the microbiome and how important it is to our overall wellbeing despite the fact so few are even aware of it.

The type of foods recommended to keep your gut microbiome healthy aren't radical by any means, they are the things we instictively feel are good for us anyway. Listening to people like Ruairi helps us understand why they're so important:

  • Quality meat and fish - free range, locally produced and caught.
  • Fermented vegetables - such as sauerkraut and kimchi.
  • Non-starchy vegetables - such as asparagus, carrots, garlic, artichokes, leeks, onions, and radishes.
  • Non-starchy fruits - such as tomatoes, avocado, apples, cherries, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, nectarines, rhubarb, and coconut.
  • Nuts, seeds, and their butter.
  • Sunflower and olive oils.
  • Chickpeas and lentils.
  • Herbs and spices.

Nutrition and Mental Health

If we really look after ourselves and nourish our bodies, the nutrients we absorb make us feel better. Not only can we fit into last summers shorts which always makes us a little be happier, but the scientific evidence to support how important nutrition is to our overall mental health is a really exciting area of study.

Julia Rucklidge, professor of clinical psychology, explores the link between mental health and nutrition and shows us some staggering results from clinical trials. "Poor nutrition is a significant and modifiable risk factor for the development of mental illness" 

We need be mindful of everything we put into our bodies.

Choose food and food supplements you can trust !