Give The Gift Of Health With Grape Tree Health Foods
Choose the right present this Christmas and you could change the future for someone you care about. It might mean they will live a healthier life. It could even mean they will live a longer life.
And where could you find a gift as full of Christmas goodness as that?
Well look along the shelves at Grape Tree and we think you will find the perfect presents by the dozen – and all at a price you can afford.
Take nuts for example. The simple fact is that people who eat them regularly live longer.
Or consider seeds. The NHS recommends changing our diets to include pumpkin seeds because they are so high in unsaturated fats that they can help reduce cholesterol levels and fight heart disease.
Now we are not suggesting that one bag of walnuts or a handful of seeds is going to transform someone’s health or lifestyle overnight. But it might just be the start.
If the person who received your gift not only loved the taste but actually decided to make changes to the way they eat then the possibilities are, quite literally, life changing.
And if the present is for someone who is already converted to a healthier way of life then they will automatically appreciate the care that went into it.
So, here’s our guide to giving that most precious of gifts.
Walnuts contain important levels of Omega 3, vital for heart health. Brazils are the No 1 food source of selenium which is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Cashews are rich in iron and zinc. Pecans are rich in sterols. Almonds have high levels of the antioxidant Vitamin E, are packed with fibre and rich in minerals. No nut is without a health premium.
A handful of pumpkin seeds will give you a fifth of your daily requirement for protein, over half your phosphorous, almost half of your copper and magnesium. Sesame seeds are mini mineral stores containing high levels of copper, as well as manganese, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Sunflower seeds contain the anti-oxidant Vitamin E.
A portion of three or four dried apricots, figs or dates each count as one of your five-a-day. They are all rich in fibre which can help prevent heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. They are also a key source of potassium which helps control blood pressure. Apricots have Vitamins A and C as well as iron, zinc and calcium. Figs are a source of Vitamin B6, copper and manganese. Raisins are rich in potassium.
Eating whole grains can cut the risk of stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. All are rich in fibre and minerals. Oats have the highest fibre content as well as manganese and phosphorous. Quinoa has all nine essential amino acids. Teff is rich in calcium. Buckwheat has antioxidants and the B vitamins.
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