Feeling a Little Run Down?

Let’s face it this year has already presented A LOT of challenges.  I try hard to be my best but sometimes I begin to feel run down.  It happens to everyone.  I know often a little nutritional boost is needed to keep me well & prevent a burnout.

My go to’s:

Bone Broth

You may have heard me mention that gut health affects your mood.  Keeping this in mind, I like to give my gut microbiome a little help along in the form of bone broth.  Why?  It is rich in collagen, nutrient dense & easily absorbed.  It also reduces any inflammation in the gut, as well as healing it.  Bottom line – if your gut is good, your digestion will be good & you will absorb more nutrients…winning!

Magnesium

Magnesium is used for so many processes in your body & if you are anxious/stressed – it will also be one of the first to deplete.  So if you are fatigued, getting headaches, aches, pains, poor sleep or cramps – magnesium is a possible solution.  If you are lucky enough to have a bath, grab some Epson salts & have a good soak OR if you don’t have a bath, try foot soak.  Your body will absorb some of the magnesium.  Also try to add in some magnesium rich foods into your daily diet.  THINK: dark green leafy vege, avocados, fish, yoghurt, or nuts & seeds…there are loads of options.

The dream, a deep bath that fits all of me!
Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash

Liver

I know it is a love/hate thing for many people.  Honestly, it is one of nature’s superfoods & high in many essential nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B (actually THE best for B12s), loads of iron, phosphorous & magnesium to name just a few.

I’ve added a recipe at the end for meatballs.  Why?  It is an easy way to get some liver into your diet, without it tasting like – well – liver.

Reduce the Sugar

In a nutshell, sugar causes inflammation + decreases immunity & increases brain fog.  I try to avoid it where possible & sub in other things to curb any sugar cravings.

Eliminate Toxins

Where possible I try to eliminate any toxins.  What do I mean?  Keep it as natural as possible in your diet, but also remember cleaning products & skin care products.  My go to rule – if I can’t read the ingredient list, it is not for me.

Here is the recipe I promised.

Meatballs with liver

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg beef mince
  • 4 tbspn liver pate
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. all spice
  • 2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • Olive oil to cook

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, using hands to combine well.
  • Roll mince into meatballs.
  • Heat olive oil in a frypan, cooking meatballs in batches

Notes:

  • Delish with steamed greens or roasted vege
  • This tweaks pretty well with whatever spices you or your family love.  I have done a Mediterranean spin….end result – delish!

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Published by Shân

I am incredibly passionate about food and its healing power – it is pretty amazing how what you eat affects how your body works! In fact, I was so fascinated, I went & got myself a degree in it – a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine). Now in all honesty I don’t eat or live a perfect lifestyle, nor will I ever pretend I do. Realistically I know you won’t be perfect either. And that’s OK. As a Clinical Nutritionist I focus on what we eat and how this has an impact on our health and wellness – everyday.

One thought on “Feeling a Little Run Down?

  1. I always try to tell people that eating the correct food in correct quantities is good for you. I say it, I write about it, but I feel like few people listen. Good work

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