Your Secret Weapon to a Healthy New Year
Are you ready for the New Year? Perhaps like us you overindulged during the festive period and are now looking to kick off 2019 on a healthier note? Maybe you’re even thinking of embracing a new healthy lifestyle or smashing some fitness goals?
Whatever your aim, the New Year is a great time to start living a better life. The problem is that dragging yourself to the gym or adjusting your diet can be a difficult change for many of us to make, especially during a dark and dreary January.
So to help you kickstart your goals, we’ve come up with a secret weapon to help you enjoy a healthier year in 2019: wasabi.
Yes, believe it or not, the stuff you typically associate with sushi might just hold the secret to a healthier 12 months ahead, and to prove it, here are just three ways why this traditional Japanese herb can help you live a happier and healthier life.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
As the old adage goes: “You are what you eat” so if you’re looking to kickstart a healthier lifestyle in 2019, your diet is a good place to start.
Eating more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and indeed wasabi, is a great way to improve your diet. Why? It’s not just because they look healthy. You see, wasabi, like other cruciferous vegetables, is a good source of vitamin C, folate, calcium, beta carotene and fiber. All of which are key ingredients to a healthy lifestyle.
For some people kicking off the new year with healthier habits is all about looking and feeling better. But did you know that a healthy new year could also help you live longer?
This is another area where wasabi could become your secret weapon. So where do these benefits come from? Here comes the science bit…
It all starts with a type of phytonutrient called glucosinolates. More than 600 studies have been done on cruciferous plants like wasabi and these plants have been found to contain more glucosinolates than any other vegetables. These glucosinolates are precursors to powerful antioxidizing nutrients known as isothiocyanates which help to eliminate free radicals from our bodies.
Studies have shown that the isothiocyanates in wasabi can help the body fight against certain types of cancer and has even been shown to stop the spread of both leukemia and stomach cancer cells. It’s also great as a preventative medicine, as it’s thought to guard against the growth of tumors and the formation of cancer cells in breast tissue.
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To put it into layman’s terms all that means that adding real wasabi as part of your healthy lifestyle can help you promote the elimination of potential carcinogens and enhance your body’s own tumor suppressing power.
For centuries Japanese folk medicine has used wasabi to help treat stomach disorders, now thanks to 21st century science we know why. It’s all thanks to the plant’s antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties which make it so potent at helping to fight infections within our bodies. In fact one scientific study found that wasabi is one of the most powerful antibacterial foods you can find in nature.
All of which means that by including infection-fighting foodstuffs such as wasabi as part of your healthy lifestyle, your new year’s resolutions could actually help you steer clear of sickness in 2019.
DON’T REACH FOR THE SUSHI JUST YET
Sorry to be the bearer of bad wasabi news but the green paste you see on your sushi plate is not actually made from real wasabi. Instead it’s a much cheaper version: regular horseradish mixed with food colouring.
That’s because wasabi is a notoriously difficult and expensive crop to grow. But if you want to benefit from the health benefits this spicy superfood has to offer you’re going to have to get your hands on some of the real stuff.
So how can you get wasabi in a practical form, still get all the benefits it has to offer and get going on those New Year’s resolutions? Well, we’re happy to say Wowsabi is here to help!
At our family-owned and operated farm in British Columbia, Canada, we grow real wasabi and then use modern technology to dry and powder those plants. We then have that powder made into easily consumable wasabi capsules.
This is pretty unique – Wowsabi is the only company in Canada to hold a licence to produce wasabi capsules that contain no dairy, soy, gluten, preservatives, additives or fillers. Better still, you get the full benefits of wasabi, without all the chewing.
We’re sure that whatever your New Year’s resolution, with real wasabi as your secret weapon and a proper fitness regime to back you up, you’ll soon be feeling like a samurai – and ready to take on whatever the New Year holds!
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