1/ CORN ON THE COB: most corn is genetically modified and highly sprayed. Please try to get clean local corn. One med/large cob provides 1 starch and 1 veg.
2/Have PARSLEY in your garden?? If not, grow it next year. Not only is it natures mouthwash, the chlorophyll is also alkalizing for your body, a great thing. As well, it has great diuretic properties, so if you are a water retainer, add it to everything you can! Salads, veggies, sauces, you can even make a tea!
3/ Did you know MUSHROOMS contain vitamin d? They are one of the only food sources of this important vitamin. Cremini are the highest. Unless you are on low FODMAP diet, eat them in abundance!
4/ SWEET POTATOES are a great starch choice. They count the same as white potato, 1/3c or 3 oz=1 starch. What they have that their counterpart doesn’t is glutathione, a super antioxidant that helps your body produce human growth hormone. HGH is antiaging and healing, so go for the YAMS more often!
4/ Eat ONIONS, lots of them. Their high sulfur compounds are potent liver detoxifiers, they contain loads of antioxidants, and they will also give you stronger healthier bones! A compound has been identified in onions that inhibits the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone).
5/ Munch on CELERY. High in antioxidants including vitamin c t also contains a compound that strengthens our connective tissue, AND it is very low in calories.
6/ CINNAMON has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice. ½ tsp has as many as ½ c of berries! This amount daily can also lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetics AND boost metabolism! Add it to smoothies and anything that you think it will go well with. (It is great in curry’s!)
7/ Another reason to eat green vegetables like lettuce, broccoli and bok choy; they are packed with compounds that help prevent wear and tear on your skin cells as you get older…lettuce leaves the wrinkles behind!!
8/ Avoid MSG at all costs. It is poison. It can cause headaches, vertigo and weight gain. Check labels and ask for it to be left out when ordering Chinese food.
KEEP YOUR EATING AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE; YOU WILL LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER, AND LIVE LONGER!