Eating Brown Rice Has Been Shown To Reduce the Risk of Diabetes
Although sushi can be a healthy meal option, white rice is not. White rice raises the glycemic level and is higher in calories than brown rice. Eating brow rice has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Brown rice is just as yummy as white rice and offers a lot more fiber. Most sushi restaurants now offer a choice of rice, which makes eating sushi and Asian food a no brainer.
Have you noticed how you can now buy strawberries year round? Strawberries are in season at the end of the summer and that’s when they are red, juicy and they smell so fruity … they are irresistible!
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Eating strawberries in December with whipped cream might seem natural to many, but it actually isn’t. Most people who eat off season fruits and vegetables end up eating fruits or vegetables that are tasteless and odorless or they eat fruits and vegetables from foreign countries.
Now, don’t get me wrong, since avocadoes will never grow in my area, I will gladly buy avocados from Mexico … that said, when you buy fruits and vegetables that have travelled long distances, you usually eat them when they are not in their optimum state. They often lack the flavour that locally grown foods have.
For a long while I just ate more nuts when I needed a boost of protein mid-morning or before going to the gym.
I’ve recently found a number of protein bars that are healthy and tasty. I’ve even found a few that could be entirely customized to your taste buds or nutritional needs.
Thanks to these new finds, I’ve been able to go back to eating protein bars because I’ll tell you that travelling with one of those is so practical and I never hesitate to grab one when I have an early morning meeting that prevents me from taking the time to eat a proper breakfast.
I discovered Dorset cereals a few months ago and may I say that this has changed breakfast for me … in a good way.
Dorset cereals are British and if you know anything about me than you know that I’m always keen on trying out new Euro food goodies that we can buy here in North America.
In these new times of baggage and weight control at the airport, you can no longer bring back with you a pantry of Euro foods because 1) you’ll pay through the nose in excess baggage fees 2) you risk having an overzealous airport inspector confiscate the food you worked so hard at packing in your suitcase.
A visit to your local farmer’s market will ensure that you eat super foods AND save the environment!
I cannot tell you tell you how much I love going to the local farmer’s market. You are often able to get fruits and vegetables that you would never find at most grocery stores. For instance, I ALWAYS make a special trip in early-to-mid September to buy fresh romano beans. I really love them and when they are fresh, I’ll make a nice salad or I’ll make a rice and bean dish. The taste is completely different from canned romano beans or the dried ones.
The farmer’s markets are still open for business in most cities and there are many great treats to buy!
I’ve listed below some of my favourite photos from a recent trip to the local city farmer’s market where farmers come down and sell their fare to city dwellers like myself who rarely make it out to the city centre.
Buying from local farmers makes sense because it helps support a local industry, you get to buy food that has not travelled as much, therefore it often won’t contain as much junk to preserve the food longer and you save the planet because farmers can sell the fruit of their labour locally than if they have to ship to a foreign country … therefore there is less carbon gas polluting the planet.
On an aging-well note, making the trip to a local farmer’s market is so pleasant and such a great way to connect with the people who produce your food … it just might make the experience of eating fresh fruits and vegetables more enjoyable for so many people!