Todays instalment of the easy A-Z of Wellness will be exploring what wellness means for the letter Y.
Yams are a great source of source of energy and nutrients. They are low on the glycemic index which means that they great for sustained energy, they are also low in fat so are the ideal food to include in your diet if you are trying to lose weight. They are also a wonderful source of Vitamin B6 which is essential for keeping your cholesterol levels healthy and helping to prevent heart disease. Yams, like most veggies are a great source of antioxidants which help to protect the body from skin damage and the effects of ageing. Yams are also high in fibre which aids digestion and prevents constipation.
Yoga is a great exercise for your health and has extremely positive impacts on both your body and your mind. Regular Yoga sessions can improve your flexibility due to the fact that is constantly stretching out your muscles and strengthening them. Yoga is also great for your posture and balance. As you use Yoga to exercise your body it increases your blood flow which can help the lymphatic system to rid your body of toxins, providing you with an entirely natural detox, this can also improve your immune system and help your body to fight infection. Yoga also relaxes and clears your mind which is essential in keeping your stress levels down and increasing your overall happiness.
Most yogurts are packed full of probiotics which are bugs which live in your digestive system and keep it healthy by fighting off certain microorganisms which can lead to bacterial infections. They are also known to help regulate your digestion and boost your immune system having an extremely positive effect on your general health. Yogurt is also a rich source of Vitamin B12 which helps to keep your nervous system functioning healthily. Yogurt is also a good source of protein, potassium and zinc.
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