Plant Based Eating will Keep you Happy and Healthy
Keeping a healthy diet and an energized routine is not easy after a certain age – basically most people at any age do not have a clue. Eating right does not mean always having a plate of boring food. There are plenty of plant based foods you can incorporate into your diet that will make your meals delicious and healthful.
Two Doctors who have researched this subject more than almost anyone – Dr. T. Colin Campbell author of THE CHINA STUDY (Has loads of Cooking ideas, too) and Dr. Michael Greger author f HOW NOT TO DIE and coming soon a cook book – which these two amazing people have the information to help you incorporate proper foods to make it possible for daily meal plans and get a routine going so you will feel happy, energetic and keep your vitals in check.
So, What are the elements you should do daily?
Exercise You should be active daily. Sitting all day in the same spot is not good for your metabolism, blood flow overall. Stand up, walk around at least every hour.
Exercise moderately at least 90 minutes every day or vigorously at least 40 minutes a day. Even 40 minutes a day of house cleaning is good.
BEANS AND LEGUMES Beans are a great source of Protein and fiber without all the chemicals, plus a great antioxidant. They have been found thru numerous studies to reduce the risk of cancer and stabilize blood glucose levels, and prevent diabetes. As an example – Chickpeas (delicious as Hummus and Falafel!), Lentils of all colors (My Fav Black), Black Beans, Adzuki Beans, Soy Beans, oh – there are so many options that you can cook them into casseroles, salads, even sandwiches (Of course burritos).
Berries At least one if not more servings of Berries is an optimal fruit choice. Studies regarding blueberries are endless – check them out. There are also Raspberries (Full of Fiber), Strawberries. Goji Berries, – the list goes on — make sure to get the organic ones. Berries have been known to help your brain health, keep your skin younger looking, plus keep you regular.
Other Fruits Bananas, apples, grapes, Oranges, Kiwi, – these are excellent items to add as a snack. Not only adding more fiber, Protein and Potassium and Vitamin C.
Cruciferous Vegetable Include one of these vegetables to you diet daily. This will help with lots – especially your stomach. What kind of vegetables are these? These include Cabbage, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower among others.
Greens and Other Veggies Green vegetables are amazing for your health and are also super low on calories, so you’ll have no problem incorporating them to eat every single day. Other veggies such as onions, bell peppers, and carrots, will keep your meals from being bland and help you lower your cholesterol levels, and incorporate vitamins, minerals and fiber. Have a handful of spinach between meals.
Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 Don’t forget adding Vitamins to your diet.
Flaxseeds Flaxseed – such a small little seed with a tremendous amount of nutrition, fiber and vitamins. Make a Flax egg when cooking to substitute for real eggs. Have a Stoppage in your Pipe? – Add flaxseed – forget metamucil – yuck. Take a Tablespoon daily.
Whole Grains Ezekiel Bread is an excellent choice. Have at least 3 servings a day of grains.
Nuts A little serving of nuts daily
Spices Spice up something that is tasty – but needs a lift.
Beverages and Water Drink your 8 glasses of water daily and this is included in your teas, ginger teas, etc.
Have you asked someone what they eat daily? They say they think they eat healthy. Where do you get your protein? How much protein is required? People are so obsessed with protein. Watch The China Study Nutrition Course where they asked people where they get their clues/ideas how to eat health.