Welcome to Season 2, episode 5 on Wholefoods in the home. This week, in the last of the present season, The Real Food Chain’s Rich Bowden talks to nutritionist, journalist, food lover and Facebook Page owner Zanna Munro. In an interesting and thought-provoking interview conducted at Bissy’s cafe in Orange, NSW, Zanna talks about a wide range of health and wellbeing issues relating to wholefoods. She covers her own experiences, to such topics as gut health and the Mediterranean Diet. We’ve included the key moments and defining quotes below.
Enjoy the show!
“I’m a big believer in: 1. Nourishing my body with the best foods 2. Self-care and self-love and 3. A holistic approach to treating the whole body.”
“Our bodies need water to flush toxins. One of the best ways to start the day is with a fresh glass of water with a squeeze of lemon juice [and/or] apple cider vinegar.”
“More and more research is showing the link between gut health and mood [mental health].”
“Eating a wholefoods diet helps maintain a healthy weight.”
0.39: Zanna talks about her own journey and the importance of wholefoods nutrition.
1.46: The holistic approach to health (inc. food as medicine).
2.40: Food as energy.
3.20: The Western diet and sugar.
3.50: The health benefits of drinking water.
4.55: Zanna talks gut health.
5.20: Skin as an early indicator of the health of the gut.
5.58: Mood and gut health.
6.24: The benefits of fermented foods.
7.20: Gut health and inflammatory diseases.
8.06: The Mediterranean diet.
9.36: How nutrition needs change as we grow older.
10.07: Nutrition needs for children.
11.25: Zanna’s Facebook Page (Zan’s Giving Plate).
The Grocer & Co Organics (source of healthy vegetables in Orange, NSW)
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Zanna discusses the need for senior people to eat foods that are easier to break down, due to the decrease in stomach acid as we age. Listeners may wish to research this claim further at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8612992