by: Lem Andrews
This week on The Weekly Wrap…
- High Antioxidant Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Attack in Women
- 7 Things You Should Do at Every Meal
- Ask the Diet Doctor: Should I Eat Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, and Hemp Seeds
- Healthy Flourless, Sugarless, Zucchini Birthday Cake/Brownies
The results are in form a 10 year study of over 30,000 women. This study shows a correlation between a diet high in antioxidants and a low incidence of heart attack. Check out the details in the link above. The takeaway from this is to eat less processed food and more fresh fruits and vegetables. Adding seeds to your diet can also be a good source of antioxidants, especially chia seeds. Medical News Today is a an excellent resource for staying on top of the newest breakthroughs and studies.
Eating healthy is not just about changing what you eat, but also how you eat. In today’s society, unfortunately, food and friendship are not as highly valued as efficiency and production. Eat slowly, savor your food and your friends. In reading this article, I’m reminded of Michael Pollan’s admonishing: Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Vegetables, which he explains beautifully in In Defense of Food. If you’re not a reader, I recommend watching “Forks Over Knives”, which is available on Netflix’s Instant Watch.
When searching for easy ways to round out your diet, don’t forget about seeds. These three seeds are basically flavor neutral, and can easily be sprinkled on top of just about any meal. Life’s Healthy Pleasures offers a terrific cookie which provides an even bigger nutritional boost. These seeds are usually available at your local health foods store or, if you’re fortunate, in the bulk aisle of your local market.
If you’re like me, you’ve got a massive sweet tooth to feed. With this recipe, the relief does not have to be outweighed by the guilt. Proof positive that eating healthy doesn’t mean giving up flavor. In the article, there’s also a link to the zucchini brownie recipe that served as the inspiration to the cake. Substitute the egg with this chia seed egg replacement and you have a tasty vegan spice cake!
Stay tuned for more great info on eating and health!