Eat– for Good Health

Health benefits are amazing for those who go green!  If you don’t typically have a salad for lunch or with dinner, now is the time to turn over a new leaf!  Eating just one serving of dark green, leafy veggies a day lowers your odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 14%, says a new British study.  Foods such as romaine lettuce and spinach reduce risk because they contain high amounts of antioxidants, like polyphenols and vitamin C.  Try sneaking romaine lettuce into a sandwich or add diced spinach to pasta or an omelet.  The spinach salad below is topped with pistachios and raisins, but a handful of trail mix is delicious too.

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7 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Remember, friends, if a diet sounds too good to be true, it probably really is. When it comes to losing real fat, it usually comes off at a rate of one half to one pound a week. If working out every day, it might be two pounds a week. Steady weight loss is the key to keeping it off because we develope better eating habits. When diets promise excessive weight loss, people often gain it back.

  2. Kathleen, I steer away from diets that claim you don’t need to exercise. We need to work out regularly to tone up, build lean muscle and reduce stress. I agree with your seven secrets in your book.

  3. I couldn’t agree more, Reba. We should eat something nutritious every four hours. When our bodies are deprived, our metabolism slows. And, if we’re in a starving state and happen to binge, our bodies store fat immediately. Hope everyone has a good day, I’m heading to the pool to swim laps.

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