Posts tagged food
Posts tagged food
mmmm. vitamin C <3
MMMMM, Steel cut oatmeal with fresh blueberries and about 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon!
Cinnamon Benefits: Can help to thin your blood, may improve type 2 diabetes, contains antioxidants, contains an energizing scent which makes it great for the early mornings! It’s also very easy to add in to your foods, and will last you for a while since you don’t need to use large amounts.
Blueberry Benefits: Contains antioxidant, can improve memory, packed with vitamin C and manganese, fibrous.
Steel Cut Oatmeal Benefits: Low glycemic index, filled with fiber, a complex carb that won’t raise your blood sugar too high or too fast and will give you long lasting energy!
All in all, this is a high fiber, natural breakfast with beautiful antioxidants and a lower glycemic index!
*look up more on the health benefits of these three foods, there is much more!
*note: this bowl is quite big, I assure you this was a healthy portion. :)
So, what did you have for breakfast today? How did it benefit you?
Snack Time! This plater, rich in various vitamins, minerals and much needed water looks like it could feed several people!
What a way to battle winter time colds, just try getting sick after immune boosting probiotics and vitamin abundant fresh fruit!
Just be sure not to eat a platter like this all by yourself, no one needs that much sugar in one meal!
This fibrous meal will take longer to digest which will keep you full for much longer, which makes it ideal for people who want to maintain a healthy weight or have a problem with non-stop snacking.
Indulge in a little cancer prevention. Carrots, which are rich in Vitamin A/beta-carotene (an antioxidant), fiber, various minerals, and B-complex vitamins, are shown to reduce the risk of breast, lung and colon cancer.
If you really don’t want to eat them then mash ‘em up and slather on your face, carrots are wonderful for your complexion (eaten or worn!)
ooooooh! Look at all the beautiful protein! hummus, eggs (which is a complete protein), and yoghurt.
I don’t even need to mention that this is a relatively low fat meal and the fat that is here is the kind you want in your diet (polyunsaturated/monounsturated) the good bacterias in the yoghurt, and the antioxidants, vitamin C and manganese in those juicy blueberries!
but wait….i just did ;D
Let’s just pretend that bread is sprouted grain so it can contribute to the protein in this meal and add with the fiber!
One last note, you didn’t see the drink…..because I have no idea what it is. :P
Full of fiber and energy boosting carbs that keep your blood sugar levels under control, oatmeal is the way to go at breakfast time! This meal will help you feel full longer so no mid morning “ughhh, i want a donut.” and can be great for diabetics because it doesn’t raise your blood sugar so quickly!
Fresh fruit is an obvious better topping than brown sugar or butter, so stick with what the picture shows you ;D Do that and you’ll be filled to the brim with antioxidants and vitamin C.
Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats is my favorite brand of oatmeal, He even has gluten free options!
While I’m sure you could do without ranch as it’s not the most healthful option, it won’t kill you to have a little, in my honest opinion. I do, however, think it’s always best to find organic dairy foods so that you’re not ingesting all those hormones. It can be hard to eat completely organic, I sure couldn’t afford it!
Picking out a few organic items to get you started is an easy adjustment to your lifestyle and your wallet!
I believe the red pepper is holding hummus, which would be the more healthful veggie dip, made from chickpeas, tahini and olive oil, it is the more nutritious dip by far!
mmmm, look at all those fresh veggies!
Just imagine your body being home to those wonderful minerals!
substitute that white bread for sprouted or whole wheat, and always check those lunch meats, they are usually very high in sodium. While at the deli just ask them to take the meat out and put it on the counter so you can check the Daily Value (DV).