Health Tips

  • Plant-strong nutrition is your life-line to healing, wholeness, happiness and a fit body. If living long and finishing strong is your desire; “Life is Delicious” will help you get started today!
  • These powerhouse anti-inflammatory agents can help you fight inflammation: beans, broccoli, most leafy greens, onions, garlic, and leeks.

 

  • Dietary Fiber: Fiber is not a nutrient, but rather a substance that helps to regulate proper digestive function. It can help with the prevention of some cancers, helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and bowel disorder. It is recommended that we get 35 grams of fiber each day. Excellent sources of fiber: kiwi, wholemeal pasta, wheat bran, kidney beans, and garlic to name a few.

  • Fat: Everyone should have a certain amount of good fats in their diet. These good fats are called unsaturated fats which are liquid at room temperature and come from nut or seed sources. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are good fats because they do not increase cholesterol. These fats are found in nuts, olives, and olive oil. The best fats are the unsaturated fats; these fats are liquid at room temperature. Excellent sources of good fats: cashews, olive oil, almonds and walnuts.

  • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are the energy source in our diets. Carbs provide the necessary fuel for our muscles and our brain. There are two categories of carbs; simple and complex. Simple carbs give a quick rush of energy with an aftermath of a drop which makes you feel tired or down.

  • Protein: We need protein in our diets to make and repair cells and tissues. Protein is necessary for the building of our cells, tissues, nails, hair and skin, organs, blood and bones. Excellent sources of protein: tofu, tempeh sesame seeds, split green peas, chickpeas, cashew nuts, lima beans, spinach, swiss chard, lentils, and peanuts. There are so many good quality choices of protein other than meat and dairy. Experts feel that 20% of our caloric intake should be protein, but take into consideration your weight, stress levels, activity and overall health.

  • Water: Do you need at least 8 glasses of water? This depends on the individual…but you should drink eight ounces of fluid per day because all fluids count toward the daily total.

  • Sleep: Why quality sleep is necessary for everyone: Sleep keeps your heart healthy, builds your immune system, increases your mood and gives a brighter outlook on life. It could decrease your caloric intake, lowers accident risk and many other benefits. Research is showing that adults need on average 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Most adults are getting 4 hours of sleep and that number is being compared to a person who’s had four times above the legal limit. “DRUNK”

  • Rest: Rest is a condition of the mind. To relax and refresh self is a necessary choice. Rest is a state of inactivity. It helps you to think more clearly, free of confusion and chaos.