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Ex­perts Kim Pear­son and Kate Knowler give the low- down on foods and drinks that will boost your well-be­ing. Co­conut Oil Green Tea

‘ I sug­gest us­ing co­conut oil, which ‘Green tea is a source of an­tiox­i­dants, has a mod­er­ate smoke point (which which com­bat free rad­i­cal dam­age, means you can use it to cook on a pro­tect­ing against pre­ma­ture age­ing mod­er­ate heat),’ says Kim. Even and cer­tain dis­eases,’ says Kim. ‘ It though co­conut oil is very high in also con­tains L-thea­nine, which has sat­u­rated fat, short-term stud­ies been shown to play a role in re­duc­ing show it may in­crease ‘good’ HD L anx­i­ety ( just don’t drink too much choles­terol lev­els. green tea as it does con­tain caf­feine).’

Live yog hurt

‘ Full-fat live yo­ghurt (the kind made from cow’s milk with added “good” bac­te­ria) has di­ges­tive ben­e­fits and is high in protein, which makes it a sat­is­fy­ing break­fast op­tion,’ says Kate.

Chia Seeds

‘ These tiny seeds are packed with with omega-3, which means they’re great for any­one with in­flam­ma­tory is­sues, such as arthri­tis, asthma and eczema, and may even sup­port car­dio­vas­cu­lar health,’ says Kate.

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