Health- You are What You Eat

If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live? Perspective:

  I was brought up to enjoy and appreciate good food.  As a runner in her 40s I watch what I eat.  There are so many confusing health information and fad diets nowadays.  I live mostly on rice, fruits and vegetables.  This diet has kept me looking young ( like I’m still thirty-something ) and healthy without any major illnesses.  Last time I was in a hospital?  When I gave birth my son 21 years ago. 

   Carbohydrates are your body’s main source of energy.  You need both complex carbohydrates like brown rice, wheat bread, fruits and vegetables and simple carbohydrates like white rice, white bread.  They consist of 80 % of my groceries.  Rice, vegetables and fruits are my staple.  When shopping for vegetables, it’s most important to buy fresh, preferably organic and whatever is in season.  Since it’s winter, root vegetables are delicious right now.  I recently made a beet salad with dried cranberries marinated with olive oil and fresh basil.  Pictured below are some of the dishes I typically eat with other healthy foods. 

 

Blueberry Oatmeal with Chia Seeds:
Oatmeal with Blueberries and Chia Seeds
Udon Noodle Soup with Spinach, Mushrooms and Tofu:
Udon Noodle Soup with Spinach, Tofu, and Mushroom
Beet Salad with Fresh Basil:
Beet Salad with Fresh Basil

  Your body needs protein to repair tissues and build cells.  I’d say my protein intake is about 15-17% diet. I’d eat more of it when training for a marathon.  Nuts, tofu, beans, eggs and very small amount of animal products are in my grocery cart. 

 Healthy fats in small portions are all your body needs.  I use canola, sesame and olive oils for my cooking.  Foods like avocados and nuts also have good fats. 

 every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body. nutrition and health inspiration. and how gorgeous are those blueberries? 

        

 

  

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