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3 types of Oatmeal breakfast prep 

Oatmeal is one of those super foods when you want to slim down the belly fat. 


So on Sunday I made three servings of organic slow rolled oats, which I cooked in water with half a teaspoon of turmeric and salt. 


Why Tumeric?


I added a psyllium husk and flax seed mixture to this, about 1 tablespoon. I also added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and one ripe banana while it cooked. 


No sugar. No milk. I cooked about a cup of oats in 2 cups of water for about 10 minutes under medium heat.

Why cinnamon?


I have to say it tasted pretty great. To the first warm bowl I added 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter.


I used the rest of the cooked oatmeal to prepare breakfast for work in advance. 

Added one nectarine:


Added pear:


Preparing the rolled oats this way allowed me to keep my breakfast clean with no added sugar.

I’ll warm these batches up in the microwave and the natural sugars from the fruit will be good enough for me!

xxSerena

Four nutrient deficiencies for people with high blood pressure

Lifestyle changes to diet and activity can help regulate blood pressure.


To get natural sources of omega-3 fats eat sardines with avocado over greens. Squeeze some lemon on top and enjoy!

Or eat wild fatty fish.

Photography by Rizwan Alvi @rizwanalvifoto


For natural sources of magnesium eat lots of green leafy vegetables and nuts.

To increase potassium through your diet eat bananas, potatoes, mushrooms and spinach!

Photography by Rizwan Alvi @rizwanalvifoto

And remember to eat in moderation. Listen to your body when it comes to filling your stomach. Over eating leads to an accumulation of fat, which is not good for your blood pressure.

What are your favorite omega-3 fatty acid foods, potassium foods and magnesium foods?

xxSerena

Healthy food tips for type two diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It affects 90% to 95% of North Americans with diabetes. It’s also possible to regulate with the correct diet and exercise plan.

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for all of us but especially important for people with type 2 diabetes.

Exercise, diet and medicine, when prescribed, can help control your weight and blood sugar level if you have this type of diabetes.

Let’s specifically talk about diet in this blog post.

Carbs

Carbohydrates turn into sugar where is fats or protein do not. Some carbs are simple, like white bread, cakes and pastries. If you have diabetes, don’t eat those things anymore. As your taste buds adjust, you won’t miss them.

Get your carbs from leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potatoes, beans, rice, yogurt and lots of fruit. More details on specific foods will come from your medical professionals or nutritionist.

So eat this:

Not this:

 

Fiber

You get fiber from plant foods like vegetables, complex grains, nuts, beans, fruits and legumes. Fiber helps with digestion and controls blood sugar.

If you don’t get enough fiber, which you should with a healthy diet, take some psyllium husk dissolved in the liquid of your choice. And then drink lots of water! The psyllium husk will soak in the water, move through your intestines, scrubbing sticky particles along your intestines and clean you out.

Fats

If you are overweight you want to limit saturated fat and trans fat. Go for healthy fats like avocado, olives, coconut oil, almonds, sardines, salmon, mackerel  and tuna.

 

raw spinach topped with tuna, olives and olive oil

Salt

If you have diabetes that increases your risk of getting high blood pressure. Too much salt can add to that risk. Avoid foods in a box, cans, packaged soups, or processed foods. Your meats should not be canned cured or salted.

Choose grass fed meat, local fresh organic produce and fresh fruit instead.


Please take care! Be careful what you put into your body.

xxSerena

Two handfuls of what NUT is the equivalent to a dose of Prozac?!?

I was reading about cashews the other day. I love cashews, but I remember being warned they had a lot of fat. And they do, however upon further research I found out cashews are quite the miracle nut:



Could two handfuls of cashews help so much with clinical depression it could take the place of an antidepressant?

What do you think?

After more research, I found some more advantages to cashew nuts:



It seems there are healthy alternatives to drugs. Do you think this is good information? Or do you think this information has the potential to do more harm than good? Let me know what you think! Leave me a comment or question and I’ll get back to you quicker than a kitty cat running to a bowl of tuna.

xxSerena