Healthy resolution: CHEWING

10 01 2012 Thinking About

Healthier eating - a popular New Year resolution!

I have been checking out various forms of healthy eating basically since teenage times: wholefood, vegetarian, vegan, anyway.

Here is my personal take: "You are what you eat"

YES - that's right - ALMOST!

Actually it should read: "You are what you eat, digest, absorb, breathe, think and move."

You can fill yourself up with the most super fresh, healthy ingredients available - only they ALONE most likely won't make you an instantly healthy, vibrant happy camper.

One of the key points are good digestion and proper absorption of nutrients beginning in your mouth.

Chew, chew, CHEW - 30-40x every bite...UFF...

Sure you heard about it before, but it's so easy to forget - especially by impatient personalities like myself.

Though I LOVE food and eating I want it to go quickly; chop CHOP; sometimes eating standing up at the counter or munching in the car; already thinking about something else I need or want to do next...

Does that sound familiar to you?

So I came up with a trick to lure me into chewing: crunchiness ( I HAVE to post the Wikipedia explanation here, because it's so hilarious: Crunchiness is the gustatory sensation of muffled grinding of a foodstuff. Crunchiness differs from crispness in that a crisp item is quickly atomized, while a crunchy one offers sustained, granular resistance to jawaction. While crispness is difficult to maintain, crunchiness is difficult to overcome.)

My favorite crunch to overcome:

slightly roasted

wonderfully fragrant

sunflower seeds!

Nothing added - nothing fancy, super healthy and really inexpensive but OH so delicious!

On top of salad, vegetables, soups, mashed potatoes, casseroles... 

What are your (eating) tricks? 

More tricks to ward off a cold

15 12 2011

So - Chili is great. We already talked about that. 

What else could you do to keep your body strong and fit in winter time?

One of my all time favorites are ripe fruits.

They contain a load of many different vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and phytonutrients to give your precious temple just that extra boost you need now.

Plus you stock up on plenty of enzymes which will assist you in digesting your way thru the holiday season...

Kiwi fruit picture of a ripe fig

Fruits and even tropical fruits are now available around the year in supermarkets, but it's important to get them in excellent quality - if possible from organic farming - and RIPE, because only then their good stuff will be bio-available to your cells. And if you are looking for something different than pineapple or mango then you have to go with a specialty shop that carries also fruits from Asia. MELISSA's ships right to your home and subscriptions are available. Also makes for a great, healthy last -minute christmas present...

open Pomegrante picture

What else?

Just the perfect amount of a bit of movement... 

A long and detoxing bath with a good mineral salt. Don't forget to skin brush during the bath...

Afterwards a relaxing time at the fireplace with warm socks, a cozy blankie and a cape...

TEA TEA TEA - very important...

And PLENTY of sleep - haha - I know, it´s easy to give advice, it´s much harder to walk the talk. 

What's your secret cold fighting agent?

Happy Day,