You could think of
your health and wellness like a bank account, your own personal bank account to
be more exact. You can make deposits and you can make withdrawals. If you
continue to make deposits over time you will end up with a healthy balance,
have a body you are proud to live in and reap the rewards of peak health and
If you continue to
make withdrawals at some point your account will become overdrawn and you could
find yourself on the sharp end of poor health which can in the short term lead
to a lower quality of life and in the long term to disease and a shortened
As it takes time to
build this bank account it is all about the small deposits you make on a daily
basis. Each healthy macro-nutrient balanced meal (protein, carbohydrates and
fat) and each proper exercise session (where you are working your muscles
properly) will add to your account balance.
Think of this as a
journey – and a journey is made up of hundreds of small steps rather than being
a one time event. It is the little things you do and do not do on a daily basis
that add up and make a difference. Not a small difference either – but a really
big difference over time.
It is easy to ignore
habits that you know are not helping you to reach your long-term goals. We get
busy and we get lazy and we just continue down the same old path because it is
easier to do so. Change is hard so we tend to put it on the back burner. But as
the years pass those add up and combine to work against our health.
You may think you are
Do you ever get home
after work and feel stuck for good dinner ideas? For working parents with young
families, dinner time is a very important time of the day; and so good dinner
ideas are crucial.
For many families,
dinner time is one of the few times of the day that everyone gathers around to
enjoy a much- needed break and some mouth-watering dishes. So if it’s your turn
to make dinner, don’t leave it to last minute, always be prepared with some
good dinner ideas. Roots and tubers are just 2 of the 10 classes of vegetables
that make wholesome healthy dinners.
Popular tubers and
roots are easy to find in many local supermarkets. They are fairly easy to
identify by their distinct enlarged shape; but it’s not surprising that most people
are unfamiliar with most roots and tubers and tend to mix them up. While both
are underground vegetables, true roots are not to be confused with tubers.
Root vegetables are
edible roots of a plant. They include carrots, parsnips, swede, turnips,
beetroots, radish, celeriac and salsify. They are highly nutritious vegetables
with numerous essential properties that promote good health, for example:
beetroots are rich in iron and folic acid; swede is said to have cancer
protecting properties as well as betacarotene and vitamin C; carrots are a
powerful antidioxidant rich in betacarotene, for better vision.
Preparation Tips for
vegetables make great healthy dinner ideas, for all occasions. In fact, they
make rich, lively and nutritious meals and snacks, for people of all are best served raw, saut?�ed, baked, roasted, steamed or boiled, but the
key is to not over-cook, so that their crunchy texture and nutritional value is
not lost. Their rich flavour can also be enhanced using fresh herbs …