Last week, I had the opportunity to do a live online interview with Yvonne from The Raw Food Coach and pick her very knowledgeable brain.
I wanted to speak to her about what women in their 30s+ should be looking out for on the nutrition front – for example,
- What nutrients may we lack as we get older?
- Where should we get these nutrients from?
- What foods or supplements should be on the top of our list?
- Is organic best?
Apart from a number of technological glitches, 30 minutes downtime in the middle of the interview and a slight time-lag on the video, it all went perfectly! Thankfully I was able to edit the 60+ minute interview down to 20 minutes of useful and usable content. The link is here:
If you prefer to read your info and absorb it better that way, here is a brief overview of the main points from Yvonne’s interview.
My key takeaways were:
- Essential oils are very important for cell renewal and keeping skin and cells healthy. Eskimo oils, omega 3 oils are very important and need to be taken in via our diet. Oily fish, seeds and nuts are great sources of these oils. Supplements are also an option.
- Magnesium is a very important mineral as we get into our 30s and also get more active. Studies have shown that many Irish women are deficient in magnesium. It can come from food (leafy greens, whole grains..) or supplements like Mag365 – follow instructions for taking supplement.
- Many foods now do not contain as much of the nutrients we need due to crop rotation so supplements may be required.
- You can wash fruit and veg in apple cider vinegar, or a tsp of bread soda in water. This is scientifically proven to remove pesticides.