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Janey Lee Grace: Avoiding winter colds

PUBLISHED: 11:56 19 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:56 19 October 2015

Healthy eating in Autumn

Healthy eating in Autumn

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Hertfordshire Life columnist Janey Lee Grace shares her tips for keeping winter ailments at bay

It’s the season of minor ailments, colds, coughs and niggles that need some TLC but hopefully don’t necessitate a trip to our already overworked GPs. 
 Don’t forget the old adage ‘you are what you eat’ – foods have strong healing powers. Pharmacist Neeta Devalia of Wellness with Neeta (wellnesswithneeta.com) agrees. She says it’s important to take responsibility for our own health through our diet: ‘As individuals, one diet won’t suit all,’ she says. ‘Notice how you feel when you eat certain foods and drinks and ask yourself how your choices are affecting your body. With awareness of the healing properties of various foods and drinks, you can make adjustments that will make a huge difference to improving your health. Eat a variety of brightly coloured fruits and vegetables known to be rich in anti-oxidants and also include pure wholesome raw foods in your diet as these always offer a greater level of nutrients. Never underestimate the healing power of foods.’

So, as Hippocrates said, ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’.

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