Has someone surprised you recently by being kind? Have you surprised someone else with kindness?
Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming up on February 17th. At the moment, maybe even more than normally, kindness is a trait that we can all welcome. Both in terms of being kind to others (which makes you feel good), and others being kind to us. There are a lot of issues and discussions going on, where people are being unkind to each other, which is not needed when we are living the extra stresses that Covid19 has given to us.
Can food be kind to us? In our business and with our products, we’d say a definite ‘yes’. When it is allergen, dairy, gluten and nut free – our products offer a kind alternative for food allergy sufferers.
Ten foods that are kind to you in terms of health:
Here are ten foods that when added to your diet are better for your overall health.
- Sweet Potatoes – loaded with carotenoids, and are a good source of potassium and fibre.
- Mangoes – a cup of mango can supply 100% of a day’s vitamin C, one-third of a day’s vitamin A, a good dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium and 3 grams of fibre.
- Plain (0%) Greek Yoghurt – fat-free, unsweetened Greek yoghurt which is thick and creamy. It has twice the protein of normal yoghurt, although less calcium.*
- Broccoli – is loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folate.
- Wild Salmon – fatty fish, like salmon are rich in omega-3 fats.
- Oatmeal – each ½ cup of dry, plain rolled oats has 4 grams of fibre.
- Chick Peas – all beans are healthy. Rich in protein, fibre, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Chick Peas are particularly versatile.
- Watermelon – a serving of 2 cups, has one-third of a day’s vitamins A and C, potassium and a healthy dose of lycopene.
- Butternut Squash – contain lots of vitamins A and C, and fibre.
- Leafy Greens – such as kale, spinach, mustard greens, Swiss chard. They are loaded with vitamins, A, C and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and fibre.
*For people with dairy, nut or tree-nut allergies, there are plant-based alternatives for Greek Yoghurt. Just make sure you check those ingredient lists to be safe.
Sometimes, when eating out, restaurants go out of their way to be helpful to those of us with food allergies. They are kind to us. If you have had great service, then please share, so that fellow allergy sufferers can visit as well. Also, while you are there, thank the staff to continue to spread that kindness.
When you’re out with friends or family who have allergies, try to make sure you are always kind to them too, and don’t moan when they say that they can’t eat in a specific restaurant because they don’t cater for them, even if it is your favourite place to eat.
Always remember, kindness goes both ways!