Plant based eating promotes the eating of negative calorie foods. While these foods are not zero calories, the energy it takes to eat and digest these foods burn the amount of calories they provide. Let’s talk about what plant based eating is and what it isn’t.
Plant based eating does not mean you have to be vegan.
Eating plant-based foods will allow you to get in more fiber, nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals while limiting cancer causing cell damaging toxins, trans-fats, and genetically modified foods.
Plant-based foods create an alkaline state in the body which promotes optimal health, limit inflammation, and reduce risk of cancer causing foods.
Choose to eat these “free” foods for your snacks or enjoy as a complete meal.
You can have a 100 calorie bag of cookies and a 100 calorie apple. Which is the better choice?
Below I have a list of Fruits and Vegetables that you can eat more of and weigh less.
Apples, Apricots, Asparagus, Beets, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cantaloupes, Cranberries, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Cucumber, Dandelion, Endive, Fennel, Grapefruit, Green beans, Guava, Lemons, Lettuce Limes, Onions, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Radish, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tangerines, Tomatoes, Turnip, Watermelon, Zucchini.
Season your foods with herbs, not chemical laden, processed seasonings. Here are some herbs you can add to spice up your foods:
Cayenne, Chili peppers, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coriander/Cilantro, Cumin, Dill, Fennel seeds, Garden cress, Garlic, Ginger, Parsley, Mustard Seeds, Turmeric.
Remember eat alone, blend into a smoothie, a soup, or sauté. Enjoy these foods along with a form of exercise and you are one your way to looking and feeling 10 years younger.
Until Next Time,