Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Are You Getting a Balance of the Daily Basic Seven?

Most of us just eat with not much thought of what we are eating, just satisfying the hunger pains without thought of balance in nutrients. Take a look at the foods you eat and see if they pass the balance test of the Daily Basic Seven vital nutrients below:

* vitamins
* minerals
* fiber
* carbohydrates
* proteins
* fats
* water

If you are eating a bologna sandwich for lunch on white bread, with chips and a glass of milk, then you are getting plenty of carbs, proteins, and fats, but little (if any) vitamins, minerals and fiber. Most fast food and prepared meals are similar. But if you focus on increasing the vitamins, minerals and fiber, you will achieve a better balance and have good energy and natural weight management. Here's a recipe you could eat for lunch instead......another great recipe from the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle series!

2 fresh green chilies or 1 bell pepper, diced
2 green onion, chopped
2 avocados, diced
1 large tomato, diced
Alfalfa sprouts and/or lentil sprouts
Mexican salsa or hot red pepper sauce
Whole wheat pita bread or whole grain tortillas

* Prepare all vegetables and toss together in serving bowl.
* Spoon in pita pockets with sprouts; add hummus and/or salsa.
* Or roll up burrito style in tortillas.

This recipe is from Super Wraps and Sandwiches.... for the Healthy Leaner Lifestyle series. To pre-order this book, go to http://erleentilton.com/store.htm .

For your best health,
Erleen Tilton

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