Wellness Food Vs Fast Food
With obesity on the rise along with all the eating disorders and the abundant of fast food eateries on every corner, no wonder why making a good choice on how to eat and what to eat each day becomes a chore.
The support to eat healthy or to understand the benefit of wellness food is usually an after thought for most of us. Often eating wellness food is due to a need to lose weight because the body can no longer metabolize the calories or because a physical illness crops up where the body no longer accepts junk food and demands wellness food to survive.
Choosing Wellness Food
To start, make a conscience effort along with a goal to increase fresh foods and reduce the low-nutrient, high-calorie foods, beverages and snacks that are consumed every day to real wellness food, like whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins that aren’t processed and don’t have additives.
Once a healthy mentality about food is adopted it becomes easier to make the choice not to eat junk food on a daily basis. No one is expected to go cold turkey and stop eating all the sugary, fried foods that are adored and consumed, it’s best to make a gradual transition to wellness food.
To enjoy eating wellness food is to pick foods that are pretty, that’s right the eyes are the decision makers to what goes into the mouth, if it looks ugly who the hell is going to eat it.
Wellness Food Energy Menu
Wellness food is a source of energy and learning how to develop a taste for wellness food can be as easy as experimenting with different recipes that combine 10 of the best nutritional wellness foods.
- Sweet Potato -is one of the best vegetables loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Easy to bake and then mix in some unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for extra moisture and sweetness
- Mango -just one cup supplies 100% of a day’s vitamin C, one-third of a day’s vitamin A, a decent dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium, and 3 grams of fiber
- Non-fat, Plain Greek yogurt- has a pleasant tartness that’s a perfect foil for the natural sweetness of berries, bananas, or your favorite breakfast cereal.
- Broccoli -is loaded with tons of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folic acid. Steaming is best aldente and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a spritz of lemon juice.
Wild Salmon –is the king of omega-3 fats. Fish like salmon can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heartattacks. And wild-caught salmon has less PCB contaminants than farmed salmon.
- Whole-grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Kavli, and Ryvita -usually called crispbreads — are loaded with fiber and often fat-free. Drizzle with a little honey and sprinkle with cinnamon to satisfy your sweet tooth
- All beans are good beans –They’re rich in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Garbanzos stand out because they’re so versatile. Just drain, rinse, and toss a handful on your green salad; throw them into vegetable stews, curries, and soups; mix them with brown rice, whole wheat couscous, bulgur, or other whole grains.
- Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day’s vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 80 fat-free, salt-free calories.
- Squash is easy way to get lots of vitamins A and C and fibers. Sliced peeled, diced butternut squash is good for an oven bake, a stir-fry, or delicious to add into soups.
Fresh greens like kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, and swiss chard
These stand-out leafy greens are jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber. Serve with a splash of lemon juice or red wine vinegar.
So bon appetite and grab an apple on the way out the door and welcome to the world of wellness food.