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If possible start drinking at least 16 ounces of H2O as soon as you wake up in the morning. Doing this boosts metabolism by 24 percent. I love to add fresh fruit for flavor.
Did you know Asian dishes support a low calorie diet? When I eat with chopsticks I eat slower and I take smaller bits. Remember you should always stop eating once your stomach feels half full.
A traditional Asian diet includes vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, which are steamed, poached, broiled, roasted, barbecued and lightly stir-fried in vegetable oil. Asian recipes often use fresh orange juice and loads of fresh herbs and citrus, which packs in flavor without the extra calories.
Asian foods are lighter, soy tofu is in many Asian dishes. It contains iron, calcium and protein, while being low in carbohydrates and no cholesterol. Asian vegetables provide dietary fiber, which may help lower blood glucose levels that lead to obesity and diabetes. They also provide antioxidant vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, zinc and vitamin C.
Fish in Asian food is low in saturated fats and provides essential fatty acids that helps support brain and nerve function. Asian food offers simple and delicious choices.
Kale can and should be a delicious and healthy part of your diet. Our bodies need many nutrients. It is important to eat a variety of vegetables. Tips on easy ways to eat kale:
Cook Your Kale
It is healthier to eat raw or steamed kale and other vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kohlrabi, mustard, rutabaga, turnips, bok choy and Chinese cabbage.
While steaming kale add seaweed which is rich in iodine.
Add a Brazil Nut into Your Smoothie
A Brazil nut or two in your daily smoothie or as a topping to any dish is a good thing.
Alternate Your Greens
Vary your greens. If you’re going to eat kale one day choose a different veggie the next meal. There are many highly nutritious vegetables including cucumber and tomato salad, or beets, celery, parsley, zucchini, carrots and more. Our bodies need many nutrients and by eating a variety of vegetables you’ll ensure that you don’t overload on one and skip another.
Kale can and should be a delicious and healthy part of your regular diet because it is indeed, a nutritional superstar with excellent credentials:
It supports strong bones because of its high calcium content. It’s a potential immune booster, rich in Vitamin C. It may protect us against cancer because it’s packed with antioxidants. It’s high in iron which can support blood and energy levels. It is also packed with fiber so it’s great for digestion.
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