Tuesday, November 1, 2011
November: 5 tips on Healthy Eating
Halloween: one of your favorite holidays? Mine too. The Candy..the splurge. Brings you back to your childhood..and then you realize at the end of the day or a couple days later..all you have been eating is.... SUGAR!!!!
The Futon Shop has a few favorite dishes and ideas to eat healthy before the next big splurge:
from babble.com..one of my favorite websites:
1) Incorporate as much organic food as possible_ the farmers market is a great start and helps you keep to a budget- just google farmers market schedule..and you can find the one closest to you.
2) Substitute Quinoa, instead of pastas, rice, and fried foods like french fries.
Quinoa taste like a grain, but it is actually a relative of sprouts and spinach.
Quinoa is high in protein, but the protein it supplies is complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids.
If you are a diabetic..it also is a great carb to keep your blood sugar low. According to http://www.whfoods.com: Quinoa is a rich source of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body's use of glucose and insulin secretion.
here is the recipe:
3) The best drink: Water.
If you are craving a little flavor..add a slice of lime or lemon in you water...this is also great for digestion.
Livestrong.com, one of my other favorite website explains how: Jethro Kloss details the value of lemons in his book, "Back to Eden." He describes how lemons prevent sepsis, or bacteria buildup, in the body. They are also anti-scorbutic, a term referring to their ability to prevent disease and to help purify the body of impurities.
4) Instead of skipping breakfast or eating 3 large meals...try to eat 6 smaller meals throughout the day.
the benefits: keeps your blood level balanced, less cravings, more energy. And often you can lose weight because when you are not eating big meals, which often is excessive and leads to fat storage.
5) Do not forget to bring in a little fat to your diet: Olives, avocado, olive or canola oil instead of butter, and walnuts.
The Mayo Clinic: explains that: There are numerous types of fat. Your body makes its own fat from taking in excess calories. Some fats are found in foods from plants and animals and are known as dietary fat. Dietary fat is one of the three macronutrients, along with protein and carbohydrates, that provide energy for your body. Fat is essential to your health because it supports a number of your body's functions. Some vitamins, for instance, must have fat to dissolve and nourish your body.
A)Monounsaturated fat-dietary fats in oils
B) Polyunsaturated fat- omega-3 fatty acids,- like fish
Foods made up mostly of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature, such as olive oil, safflower oil, peanut oil and corn oil.