I believe in preventing an ailment, condition and disease from taking hold in the first place. Why so? Because if you land yourself in the hospital, according to statistics the third leading cause of death are Continue reading “Why Plant Based Whole Food Diets Are Healthier Than Vegetarian And Vegan”
This post is actually for anyone, any age. Plant based whole food works for everyone young or old. Go figure how and why different societies and ethnicity created their menus. But, everyone on earth suffers the health consequences of wrong eating. It happens that when you change the food you eat, your taste buds do change their preferences. Really. You eventually learn what the healthier food choice is… Continue reading “Why You Are Never Too Old To Eat Your Way To Better Health…”
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…”
Staying the course as a vegetarian or vegan isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially when you drive by your ‘used to be’ favorite pizza parlor or hamburger drive through. We all succumb to temptation in one food form or another. I would say it simply comes down to human nature. It’s hard to ‘stick with doing something’ when the majority does not eat mostly plant based whole food. Continue reading “Being Vegetarian: Going It Alone…”
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.
*Try meditation for peace of mind and tranquility
If you like tomato sauce and vinegar, you will like this ‘tart’ salad dressing. Lately, my salads are a combination of baby arugula and spinach. I get organic spinach because it’s on the Dirty Dozen List. Continue reading “Tomato Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe”
Who doesn’t want to be accepted the way he is, right or wrong? Although, it isn’t quite that way, we may wish it were. But, there is always room for improvement, as we are often our most severe critic. Continue reading “Reflections on being the ‘you’ that you are…”
You might be surprised that so called healthy vegetarian food could cause you problems. And, certain plant based whole food can and does, at least for some of us. But, which ones can possibly be culprits? Continue reading “Did You Know Healthy Vegetarian Foods Can Cause Aches And Pains, Maybe More?”
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…”
If you want to choose fruits and vegetables with the least pesticides, I have the list for you. It’s by EWG.Org. Once there, you can sign up. I use their what’s clean and dirty guide, but sometimes I mess up and forgetfully buy a regular bag of potatoes or tomatoes. I love grapes, and this is one you also have to be careful about, especially if it’s imported. Continue reading “A Handy Guide You Pin On The Fridge For Healthiest Fruits And Vegetables!”