Parenting Special Needs Magazine March/April 2017 : Page 45

fitness health & fitness are many grocery stores that prefer to only keep healthy or 99% healthy foods stocked in their stores. Read the labels. Be aware! Look for real food! You need to stay away from bad fats, and sugars. A small amount is ok, but not something that is consumed daily. There are good fats, which are essential for optimum health. Some of these must be consumed daily. Here are some fatty foods that are great for your health: avocados, olives, olive oil (depending on how it is made and used), nuts (almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, cashews, walnuts), natural nut butters (containing just nuts and salt, or salt free), soy, sunflower, sesame, flax and pumpkin seeds, fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, sardines) (Limit fish intake, due to mercury ) AVOID IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES OR INTOLERENCES! For more information: Some of these items can be damaged if subjected to being heated at certain temperatures. Omega-3 fats are essential for optimum health. There has been a lot of research that has shown that eating Omega 3’s or taking a supplement (yet, food is always the better choice, if possible) can assist with depression, mental illness, ADHD, heart disease, strokes, cancer, memory loss, fatigue, skin problems, joint pain and more. Some foods that have good sources of Omega-3s are certain fish, certain shellfish, Brussel sprouts, walnuts, flaxseeds, spinach, kale and fish oil. Do your research! Many people have had great success with changing to a gluten free diet. Research has confirmed huge changes occur with mood, behavior, physical and emotional health when gluten is removed from some people’s diet. 1 in 133 people have Celiac Disease, which is an intolerance to gluten. Many people with Down syndrome have Celiac Disease. In 2017 the amount of gluten free products out there are enormous. Stores, web sites, and farmers markets offer large amounts of gluten free products. It has become a big business, but it is saving lives. If you have not been to a non-traditional grocery store, do yourself a favor and check it out. You will see ingredients on the labels that you recognize, AKA REAL FOOD! You will see many organic options, as well as allergy friendly foods. Why not change today for a healthier tomorrow! w Barrie Silberberg is the author of The Autism & ADHD Diet : A Step-by-Step Guide To Hope and Healing by Living Gluten Free and Casein Free (GFCF) And Others Interventions. Her web site is: Now we get Mondays off! One day a week, cut out meat. LISTEN TO AUDIO VERSION OF ARTICLE MAR/APR 2017 Parenting SPecial 45 © The Monday Campaigns, Inc

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