Simply put……an autoimmune condition is when the body’s immune system becomes dysfunctional (for whatever reason…there are many!) and begins to mistakenly attack normal body cells. There are over 80 Autoimmune conditions including; Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Lupus and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. It is thought that women are more at risk of developing an Autoimmune Condition than men. BUT, what about runners.
In this episode we explore the nutritional properties of FOUR foods that may help diminish the risks of developing an autoimmune condition OR, for those who may already be living and running with an Autoimmune condition, reduce the risk of a flare-up of symptoms.
The four foods we will discuss are:
We also give you some recipe ideas for each and outline a one-day meal plan for you to consider.
Nutritional properties of Halibut and how it could support Autoimmunity
Recipe ideas for Halibut
Nutritional properties of Bananas and how they could support Autoimmunity
Recipe ideas for Bananas
Nutritional properties of Olive Oil and how it could support Autoimmunity
Recipe ideas for Olive Oil
Nutritional properties of Cauliflower and how it could support Autoimmunity
Recipe ideas for Cauliflower
An overview of the nutritional properties of the FOUR foods (halibut, bananas, olive oil and cauliflower) to support Autoimmunity
A one-day meal plan including the FOUR foods (halibut, bananas, olive oil and cauliflower)
The KEY NUTRIENTS known to support Autoimmunity
The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and
advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.
If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact
your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.
Aileen Smith and Karen Campbell met at as nutrition students (Institute for Optimum Nutrition, London) and became lifelong friends and nutritional buddies! Both have a love of running and a passion for nutrition, delicious food and healthy living.
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