This recipe is a slight twist to my Spanish/Mexican rice recipe. It basically has the same ingredients, but something a little different cooking without olive oil and parmesan/Romano cheese sprinkled on it in your bowl. It’s fairly easy and quick. I hope you like it. Continue reading “Italian Calrose Rice Bowl Recipe”
I wanted to give a heads up on what things I’ve stopped eating and drinking. To make it clearer, I have made a list of the most important ones and explain why I stopped consuming them. What I have to say might help you decide to quit certain drinks and food. I certainly hope you will benefit at least in some small way. Continue reading “Why I Closed My Experiment: List Of What I Stopped Eating And Drinking, Forever (My Explanation May Surprise You…)”
When one eats largely plant based whole food, he naturally reduces all three (salt, sugar and fat.) Eating too many seeds, nuts and avocados will cause weight gain (they are heart healthy eaten in ‘moderate’ amounts.) Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Research Says To Reduce Salt, Sugar And Fat…”
I found the heart healthy chart below from the NIH. You can visit there and download it yourself or at the bottom of this post. If you look at it awhile, you will see it has a lot of common sense tips to offer. Continue reading “28 Heart Healthy Tips You Can Use Right Now…”
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 500mcg 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
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…”