“Health A to Z” – S

The Letter S.

Salmon

When choosing salmon select those which have been wild caught. Salmon is salmon an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and selenium. It is also a very good source of protein, niacin and vitamin B12 and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin B6.

Salt

Salt is essential to life. Select a natural salt (like hand harvested French Salt) which contains trace minerals and

Salt Harvesting by Hand
Salt Harvesting by Hand

no aluminium silicate – an anti-caking agent found in regular salt. (Aluminium has been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.).  Natural salt should be unbleached, unrefined and not laced with harmful chemical additives. Salt is vital to the interplay of fluids in and out of our cells. Salt regulates the water content in our cells where the water cleanses and allows toxins to be extracted.

Avoiding processed foods will assist in avoiding hidden salt intake.

Selenium

A essential mineral which we require in trace amounts. Selenium supplements are rarely required, however some people have other conditions which prevent them from absorbing selenium, or people may live in areas where soils are selenium depleted. Observational studies indicate that death from cancer, including lung, colorectal, and prostate cancers, is lower among people with higher blood levels or intake of selenium. In addition, the incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer is significantly higher in areas of the United States with low soil selenium content .

Research suggests that selenium affects cancer risk in two ways. As an anti-oxidant, selenium can help protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals. Selenium may also prevent or slow tumor growth. Certain breakdown products of selenium are believed to prevent tumor growth by enhancing immune cell activity and suppressing development of blood vessels to the tumor.

Superfoods

I call foods which are nutrient dense and low in calories superfoods. For example:-

Acai Berry

Avocado

Chlorella

Goji berry

Mangosteen

Maqui Berry

Noni

Pomegranate

Salmon

Spirulina

Stabilized Rice Bran

Wheatgrass

Feel free to add you own superfood choices as comments


One thought on ““Health A to Z” – S”

  1. I think you listed the most important, i usually take Goji berry, chlorella, and spirulina for breakfirst.

    For snacks i usually take cocoa nibs dipped in yorgut.

    Also exsula is very good – it has a mixture of most superfoods, pricey but very worth it.

    thanks for you list

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