A “Health Tips” Dinner with Alli — Watch
Some tips about good, healthy eating as I prepare dinner for Alli.
MY FRIEND Alli came over the other night to peer into my kitchen and see how I – as perceived by my friends – stay so healthy. Still early in her thirties, the young whippersnapper thinks it’s high time that she put herself on the path to optimizing health.
The three video segments below demonstrate how to make a detox cleanse drink (part 1), a pineapple appetizer (part 2) and a healthy fish dinner consisting of dover sole, chard, red quinoa (which I keep mispronouncing in the video), chard, potatoes, red onions, etc. (part 3).
After the videos, there’s a list of most everything I used with a quick blurb of how they could benefit you, as well as links to other insightful posts about powerfully healthy foods. (See below.) Hope you get something worthwhile out of watching “my dinner with Alli”.
Here’s a List of Ingredients and the Benefits Derived Thereof
- Bananas are high in Vitamin A and potassium, a mineral important for muscle recovery after exercise.
- Bittersweet Chocolate is high in antioxidants which can boost the immune system, and is a mood elevator. Go for 60%+ coca solids. And remember – less is more.
- Blueberries have among the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit.
- Chia Seeds are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. They slow down the absorption of simple carbs, like sugar and fruits and thereby lessens the blood glucose spike.
- Chard is high in fiber, chlorophyll and various minerals and helps regulated blood sugar.
- Cumin is rich in iron, and has several anti-carcinogenic and antiseptic properties (which is helpful in combating the common cold).
- Dover Sole is among the low mercury fish (which include Alaskan Salmon, Atlantic Mackerel, Rainbow Trout, Shrimp, Sardines and Anchovies), and it provides many nutrients such as protein, while being low in saturated fat. Like most fish, dover sole also provides healthy omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart and brain.
- Garlic has good antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
- Green Tea is high in antioxidants and can increase the thermogenic effect in your body.
- Flax Seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and studies suggest they may reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
- Pineapples are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone, as well as calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. Also pineapples contain bromelaine, an enzyme that helps digest protein.
- Portobello Mushrooms are low in fat, high in fiber, and contain the important antioxidant, selenium, as well as potassium.
- Red Onions are rich in flavenoids and phenolics, and have medicinal qualities.
- Red Quiona is a complex carb (high in fiber, gradual effect on blood sugar) because of its fiber content; additionally, it is a complete protein.
- Sunflower Seeds are high in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids and various minerals; sprouting them before eating helps the body better utilize these.
- Tumeric is another natural antiseptic and anti-bacterial agent, as well as a liver detoxifier.
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