i've decided to dedicate mondays on the blog to '7 days to better health'. it will offer one simple tip and then give you 7 days to put it into practice before being hit with another one.
the key word here is 'simple'. i don't want to make anyone feel overwhelmed or bad. that is not healthy living, friends!
please also know that i am not a university educated health care professional. i'm a woman that takes matters of health seriously and therefore does LOTS of reading and research. i just want to pass on what i've learned and have been practicing for the past 7-ish years.
7 days to better health
cut the white pasta
there has never been an easier time to cut white pasta out of your diet. make the simple change to pick up a whole wheat option over the white, and soon that change will become habit.
my friend jenny always says that 'your home is your haven', you are able to do what is best within your walls. but let's say you are out, or at a friend's house, and the option is white pasta. if you choose to eat it, it's not the end of the world. the real world sometimes dictates what we will eat. any time i know i will be eating out of my home, i try to load up on raw veggies and healthy foods before i go out.
let's say i were going to an italian restaurant for dinner. i would try to eat fiber rich and nutrient dense foods throughout the day, and then have a fresh salad with a little olive oil on it along with my white flour pasta. that would help with the digestion and nutrient absorption that the white flour would, on its own, inhibit.
** i have to also add (because i'm just that way) that eating white flour while out and about should really be a 'once in a while' and not a daily (or even weekly) occurrence.**
if you want to know the 'why' behind avoiding white flour in general, here is a short, yet accurate article. i can't vouch for the source, but the information is spot on.
so that's it. easy enough to say, and truly, pretty easy to put into practice!