Wednesday, July 11, 2007

You are what you eat or don't eat

With the latest truth coming out of China about poisons in the food we eat, I for one am being more careful about what I put in my stomach. Before anyone quotes the “you could get killed crossing the street” thing. That’s all well and good but just in case you don’t get run down by an eighteen wheeler you may want to start eating what’s best for your body.

This time of year there are lots of farmers markets selling plenty of locally grown fruits and veggies. I try to frequent these as much as possible to get the best peppers, cantalope, corn on the cob etc etc.

Here is a partial list of Rich’s healthy diet secrets just in case you feel like feeling good.

What not to eat / drink
Cows milk – maybe moderate if any – in coffee

Fatty cuts of meat such as prime rib and steak - moderation again maybe once a year

Excess sugar products

Imported seafood

White bread

Most processed foods - these contain high amounts of sodium

Excess alcohol


All fried foods
Excess baked goods

What’s good to eat
Plenty of fruits and veggies

Substitute meat with turkey products such as turkey bacon, burgers good source of protein without as much fat

Whole grain bread

Pasta – in moderation - couple times a week is good


Plenty of water - The flavored seltzer water is a great treat and thirst quencher without any additives.

Fiber One Cereal – This is a great way to start the day. It gives you 51% of your daily fiber intake with just one bowl.
And let's not forget the Maine lobster or "Lobsta" as we say it here in Boston - this is always great with red bliss potatoes and corn on the cob.

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