Nutrition Corner

Nutrition Corner

Here I will be sharing with you, my experiences in how the appropriate diet may add years to your life. But, not just years but quality years to be able to enjoy a wonderful future. Good dieting is more than just food, it is a healthy lifestyle.

As you must know, diet is what we actually eat and nutrition is what is absorbed by the body, from the digestion of the food, and goes to feed all our cells.

Join me on my path to longevity.

I know you want to take this road. There could be different reasons for each of you.

  • More time to finally enjoy the fruits of your labor.
  • More time to spend with grandchildren or, perhaps great-grandchildren.
  • How about some cruises: to the Caribbean, to Alaska, Mediterranean.
  • Are you game for a Safari?
  • How about renown archaeological sites?
  • You could set up a record of being the oldest golf player.

There is no reason why any of us can’t get to be 100-years “young”. And we will start by taking good care of our body.

Diet.

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”, this has been recommended by American nutritionist Adelle Davis, and indeed it works. A light dinner early in the evening avoids taxing the body with too many calories during the night or periods of sleep. It seems that a light dinner will promote better sleep and lower your BMI (Body Mass Index).

A good choice is to follow a vegetarian diet. The consumption of fruits and vegetables and whole grains seems to protect the body against a wide variety of cancers. Vegetables contain no sugar and help regulate our blood. For non-vegetarians who eat some meat, take small portions served as a side dish, not as the main meal.

Drinking 6 or 8 daily glasses of water has a substantial reduction in the risk of a fatal heart.

And here what I do for dieting.

  • Eat 4 to 6 vegetable servings per day.
  • Sweet potatoes, yams, cassava, squash.
  • Limit the intake of meat, twice per week in very small portions.
  • Fruits. Avocado, tomatoes, bananas. Any amount but not overdoing it.
  • Beans or tofu twice daily. Brown rice and beans combination is fine.
  • Oats and Quinoa.
  • Nuts every day, any kind, keep them refrigerated for freshness.
  • Drink red wine, 1 glass of red wine with each meal or with friends. And as wisely suggested, “If You Drink, Don’t Drive”.
  • 8 glasses of water daily.