Plant based whole food has no added ingredients. Vegan or vegetarian food can be things like chips and soda. We know we like junk and snack food, but it isn’t healthy. Just like being married to a movie star wouldn’t be right for most of us, good tasting food isn’t necessarily healthy, either. Continue reading “Plant Based Whole Food: Healthier Than Vegan And Vegetarian Diets? Here’s Why…”
I use the USDA choose my plate calculator. I devised a daily calorie and meal plan using their tools. Here’s a page that might interest you, here. When we get older, we have to watch what we eat more than we used to. We also don’t absorb nutrients as good. For example, an important vitamin is B12. I take 500mg everyday. The only supplement pill I take.
‘When you get older, you don’t want to end up disabled or in and out of the hospital all the time. You don’t call that living and a happy retirement. You want to be healthy, and are mindful you won’t be around forever’ ~ your author
So, you want to make the best of time you have left and lengthen your healthy years on this planet as much as you can. You don’t want to lose your health, because there is a point of no return and you might not get it back.
I exercise everyday. I would say it is a ‘light to moderate’ workout doing calisthenics and free weights. It’s not exhausting, as I purposely make it that way because I stay active doing things around the house like mowing the lawn, etc.. I feel household activity is the better of the two, even though I do both.
I ‘try’ to avoid most (but, not all) commonly known Arthritis triggers…
• Citrus fruits
• Dairy products (all)
• Meats (all)
• Wheat, oats, barley, rye
I think what has helped my health in a big way was losing 50 lbs.. Just as important, I eat plant based whole food. It’s not technically what you’d call a vegan or vegetarian meal plan, because refined and processed foods are not officially on my menu.
I cook and prepare all my food from ‘scratch’. For example, I use a Farberware® 7 in 1 pressure cooker to make vegetable soup, pinto beans, rice and potatoes (highly recommended kitchen tool.) I also eat green salads consisting of arugula and spinach, among others like baby kale. I eat berries and drink a green smoothie everyday.
There are foods I avoid. For example, I ‘rarely’ eat out at restaurants and ‘almost’ never get fast food delivered. Curious about what I eat? Check it out, here.
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.
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One thing (besides sugar and oil) you have to watch is salt. Be sure to know what your limit is daily. For example, mine is about 2,300mg a day, which is about a teaspoon. But, if you have high blood pressure, it is reduced to 1,500mg. I found this out from USDA choose my plate. Continue reading “For Best Health, Don’t Eat Too Much Of These Fruits And Veggies…”
I have always loved eating salty snacks and junk food like corn and potato chips. Nothing went down better than a salty pretzel and bottle of beer. But, I don’t do that anymore. That was in the day I was young. Now, my body has changed and I can’t abuse it without severe consequences! My body demands respect and good treatment… Continue reading “Why Sodium Sneaks Up Affecting You More Than You Realized…”
Some of us have to watch our sodium as we get older. High blood pressure can sneak up on you without you even knowing. And, it can prove to be Continue reading “How using your ‘Salt Shaker’ can Reduce Daily Sodium Intake…”
What’s more important? Is it how our food tastes or good health and weight loss? Why not all the above? People see everything differently and place their own importance on what they want out of life. I can only talk about my viewpoint. So, what matters most to me since I am the writer for this website? Continue reading “Ultimate Food for Health and Weight Loss: Plant Based or Dash Diet? Facts I Found Out…”
As I’ve said earlier, I lost 50 pounds in a year. That’s sizable weight loss. But, losing even less could bring big health benefits. It’s encouraging once you begin seeing the pounds peel off. Shirts and pants fit better and belt notches loosen. Continue reading “Why Slight Weight Loss May Bring Big Health Benefits…”
I don’t know about you, but I have always loved mushrooms. I remember when I bought the ones in the bottles to add to my spaghetti sauce. I didn’t know I could save money buying them fresh chopping them up dropping them in the crock pot. Continue reading “9 Reasons Why Sautéed Mushrooms May Improve Your Health…”
The truth is that if we are not willing to change our eating habits, things will remain the same. We need a motivational factor in our lives to change making bad food choices. Continue reading “My Secret To How I Lost 50 Pounds And Got Healthier Eating More…”
In my twenties, I found I got heart burn after eating meat with potatoes. And, then there was the Sunday greasy breakfast of pancakes or waffles with butter and syrup, hash browns, sausage, bacon and egg and cheese omelette. I am surprised I survived to a ripe old age through all the abuse of my body from gallons of bad cholesterol… Continue reading “Why Eat These With Those And Not With That?”