This seems to be a defining characteristic of our modern era: put fires out, don’t plan or forsee for them.
And new years resolutions is exactly that. I am going to indulge now until that date. Then I am going to do more. I am going to be more and achieve more. Yes, from the first of January it is a clean slate and shits going to happen for me, I can feel it.
Well, I call bullshit. New Year’s resolutions don’t work!
In 2017, only 29% of adults were eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day – and the average (mean) was 3.8 portions per day. Fewer men than women meet the five-a-day guideline, and young people aged 16 to 24 are also less likely than other adults to get their five-a-day. In 2017, 18% of children aged 5 to 15 ate five standard portions of fruit and vegetables per day. Health Suvey UK
The easiest way to be healthier this week?
Add a bowl of greens at each mealtime.
There is something about green foods that just works for your body on pretty much every level. Choosing dark green varieties can offer:
- support for detoxing
- immune support
- improved energy
There is a ton of other proven health benefits but for the purpose of just getting to the point: they really good for you.
- brussel sprouts
- collard greens
- green peas
- swiss chard
- steamed veg
- lightly roasted veg
Don’t cook to the point where they limp and sad. Al dente is crunchy and best retention of nutrients. Steam to soften fibre or eat raw for enzymes. Or do both.
Ew, that sounds gross.
- For salads, try good quality olive oil with sunflower or pumpkin seeds for some crunch.
- Add lemon to pretty much any of those cooking methods to bring out the flavour.
- Roast veggies with fresh rosemary and salt and black pepper for flavour. – try not to incinerate the roast veg as I like to do. Then you pretty much-eating fibre. Lower heat for a wee bit longer is better for nutritional retention.
- Jazz steamed veg with olive oil and salt OR
- Enjoy steamed veg with hummus. Checks loads of nutrition points. BONUS!
- Don’t like hummus? – you can make bean dips, baba ganoush is also a great dip.
- Prefer sauces? Tahini is a great sauce for veg. Remember to add some lemon, salt and water. Otherwise its not so great.
- Well if you like sauces maybe you like juices? If you walking by a juice shop or have a juicer at home, just shove a bunch of green veg with added lemon and mint, some ginger if you go that way and there, you will get a good helping of green veg.
Yeah, sounds doable
We usually have 2 big meals a day, add whatever greens of your choice to each of those. Not only will you be increasing your fibre but support your detox pathways and boost your immune system.
Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a meal or a day, just continue to do it as much as possible. Eventually, it will become a habit that will serve you well.
If you already are quite on it with green veggies, why not try and add more spices and herbs to your diet. There is always another small step in the right direction.
Herbs and spices are often overlooked as nutritional sources but they are powerhouses in their own right!
Add to meals, salads and even drinks. Spices and herbs are antioxidant-loaded – beneficial for slowing ageing, protecting against disease and supporting the immune system.
If you have any questions or any saucy tips, email me! And I mean like actual sauce tips – I really like condiments. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
A lot of the things we do these days are mindless. We drive without thought. We do our work without much thought. We even speak with very little consciousness. I caught myself in the same trap when “practicing gratitude”. But a chance encounter, a powerful encounter with a man on a beach flipped a switch and my eyes will never see the same again.
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It’s not about dying young, it’s about the quality of your later years.
I have recently become acutely aware of the decisions I make in life. Not in terms of what bank I use or where I go to eat or do my grocery shopping. I am talking about those decisions that affect the overall outcome and experience of my life. I have become aware that my decisions and mine alone are the force of my life experience. HAve you thought about where you want to be and what you want to experience?
We have all seen the word “hack”. Life hacks, art hacks and even DIY hacks. What about bio-hacking? A new word, so new it was only just recently added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and is defined as follows:
Warning. Life changing content with some strong language. Please don’t offend yourself.
Personal development in your career and personal life can change everything. You can move from a life where everything seems to be falling on top of you to a place where you are the ruler of your life. Put your kitchen gloves on and get ready to do a little life spring clean and reorganization.
People are always after the next big thing to prevent ageing, cure and prevent disease. The easy solution to our inevitable end. However, the secret is not in a pill or miracle treatment. Neither some topical cream or injection. Its very simple. Eat well. Move your body. Get outdoors and focus on a positive outlook on life.