So, you’ve made the decision to eat healthier, exercise more, lose a few pounds around your middle along the way, so, what’s next? I thought I’d do a “this” not “that” list for you. Personally, I’ve found it quite helpful … I hope you do, too.
Instead of downing some chips … try some edamame beans sprinkled with freshly ground sea salt or other coarse salt. Need an easy way to fix some edamane beans? Here’s a quick way to fix a snack of edamame beans:
Yogurt is another wonderfully healthy food, but manufacturers have made it unhealthy with all the additive, sugars, and other nasties. I buy (I used to make my own and perhaps I need to go back to doing that!) plain, unadulterated yogurt - watch the ingredients to make sure you know what you’re getting. I scoop the whole container into a larger bowl, add a few drops of pure vanilla and a few drops of liquid Stevia (available at health food stores and you have a wonderful vanilla yogurt. Cut up some fresh fruit, or canned if that’s all you have, return it to it’s container … or two and enjoy.
Granola … again, manufacturers have played into the health craze by providing us with the wonders of granola. But wait … oats, as a rule are rather bitter and the only way to make it palatable is to add sugar … and lots of it. I found a great granola at my local grocery. It’s called Bear Naked Fit Vanilla Almond Crunch and it sports a mere 4g of sugar, only 2.5g of fat, no saturated fat, 2g of fiber, 4g of protein and no artificial flavors, no cholesterol, ho hydrogenated oils, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial preservatives and no trans fat … a great way to top your yogurt!
So, there you have it … little ways to make a huge difference in your heart’s health.
I am ...
... a former blogger for a health site, which means eating healthy aka heart smart
which has become a passion for me. I will start at the beginning when I first
discovered I had high cholesterol.