September 7: Food: Healthy Snacks
Featured Bloggers for WQW #33: Dirty Jobs and August in the Rear View Mirror
Thank you to those who linked to last week’s post.
- KEEP IT ALIVE
- GARY A. WILSON STORIES
- LADY LEE
- NEW 2 WRITING
- SECOND WIND LEISURE
- WIDE EYES WONDERING
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQW
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday at noon. All you need is a quote to go with your post. Write a poem, story, or memoir. Share photos and a story or no story. Just have fun with it and let the quote or quotes lead the way.
Topics for the year (subject to change) are listed on the WQW Page. Feel free to post weekly, or drop in from time to time – All are welcome.
“Healthy foods are those that provide you with the nutrients you need to sustain your body’s well-being and retain energy. Water, carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals are the key nutrients that make up a healthy, balanced diet.”Women’s Nutrition
For More Ideas about Food and Healthy Snacks
YOUR BLOG POST GOES HERE
- EKLASTIC – WHO SAID BEER IS GOOD FOR YOU???
- KEEP IT ALIVE – “IMAGINE YOUR CELLS SMILING BACK AT YOU.”
- LADY LEE – LOTS OF DELICIOUS-LOOKING RECIPES
- LOVING LIFE “DON’T EAT FOOD THAT HAS MASCOTS.”
- PRIORHOUSE BLOG – INTERVIEW WITH SHELLY AT QUAINT REVIVAL
- SECOND WIND LEISURE – EAT APRICOTS TO KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY
- WIDE EYED WONDERINGS – A GIRL’S WISH FOR A MUFFIN
Eat Your Way to Good Health
This is my fourth post on the theme of fitness this year for WQW. On one of my former posts, Yvette Prior of Priorhouse Blog wrote many comments about fitness. I got her permission to copy them and use them for this post on Eating Your Way to Good Health. I am not a doctor, but few people would disagree that diet is a crucial building block of good health. So sit back and enjoy these pithy quotes from Yvette who studies all things, and pictures by me – some nutritious, some not.
Sometimes we do not do enough prevention early on – like is the best cancer prevention to catch it early? That is BS – the best cancer prevention is to get off the standard American diet – and my husband calls it the unholy Trinity – 1) industrial oils (canola, vegetable, etc – they are better for automobiles rather than humans and avocado coconut, or olive oil are better); 2) sugars that suppress the immune system – even agave and fruit can wreak havoc on someone with toxicity and buildup – (and the awful corn syrups scar the liver); and 3) grains – they hurt the gut and pull from health (but our culture is in denial about this big time and I was brainwashed to think a multigrain cracker or bread slice was better for me than a piece of beef)Yvette Prior
Is this healthy, or what would you change to make it so?
Seafood is often recommended in diets. Even for me – a non-lover of shrimp, lobster, or most crawlers, this looks delicious. What could be the harm in it? My guess is a little sugar.
I know you know so much of this health stuff and just sharing because it is a passionate area for me and even though I knew to stay away from chemicals like aspartame, nitrites, artificial colorings, and flavorings – I did not “get it” about those other things – resistance and denial are natural when the information is to contrary to what we have been taught.Yvette Prior
What about Vitamins to Supplement What’s Lacking in Food?
I have taken vitamins for years because for years my diet go-to favorites have been anything with sugar. Since my injury last year, I have cut out sugary foods except for an occasional holiday. Doing that has made a tremendous difference in my digestive system, though not my weight.
Many doctors prescribe vitamins – it amazes me actually how they use so many supplements in IVs and even the bottle stuff – for example, I know two people that have prescription vitamin d3 (when they could buy it OTC for cheaper) I had to use a myriad of things – and will take various supplements for the rest of my life. “Logos Nutritionals” are the vitamins that really worked for me and saved me – in fact, one day I will post about how much I love those supplements and how my body lapped up their formulas. whew –Yvette Prior
There might be some clues your body gives you if you need a supplement. When my mother was on dialysis after her cancerous kidney was removed, her potassium and sodium levels got out of whack. She would start a sentence and stop mid-sentence forgetting what she was even talking about. As soon as her minerals were back in balance, her brain worked as it always had.
Folks with low iron (anemia) might chew ice and then don’t chew it anymore when their own levels are high. Some folks bite on chalk if they are low on minerals like calcium and magnesium etc.Yvette Prior
When I went to Australia in 2016, I craved pumpkins. Everywhere I went I ordered pumpkin. It may have just been delicious rather than some need in my body. I’ve never quite been able to reproduce the flavor here in the U.S. But I did figure out what to buy to get that particular pumpkin flavor. I found it labor-intensive to prepare, but it is delicious.
What Else Can Go Wrong in Your Stomach?
A while back I did a lot of research on parasites in pets and humans – and everyone has various parasites but some folks get unique ones in their gut – or they get a “parasite burden” that is out of whack and this can lead to teeth grinding at night and to the need to graze on food, crunch, or chew…. The work of Hulda Clark
I don’t have much experience with parasites, but Corona Virus can work havoc on your digestive system whether you are human or feline. Did I tell you that Nutter Butter has Feline Corona Virus? He is eating his probiotic food and an occasional piece of boiled chicken, but so far his system is still not healthy. One friend treated her cat for three months before it got well. Brewers yeast and pumpkin may be helpful, but I haven’t found Brewers yeast yet.
Brewers dried yeast packs the nutritional content that dogs and cats need It is a protein source rich in amino acids and B vitamins. Amino acids help a pet build and maintain his or her muscles, bones, blood, organs, immune system, and coat and nails.Pet Food Institute
Additional WQW Posts on Fitness
- WQW #3: Fitness Resolutions You Can Keep
- WQW #14: 4 Steps to Total Fitness
- WQW #25: Fitness Followup #2 Obstacles to Fitness/ or favorite summer sports
IRL (In Real Life)
We are having another blogger meet-up if anyone happens to be passing through the Prescott area on September 15th. Let me or Lisa from Micro of the Macro know if you are interested in meeting us for lunch.
What About Your Experiences?
Remember if you are researching a topic, you have found a gold mine of quotes. I summarized articles, and the name or website behind the post adds the gravitas I might lack about a topic. Don’t forget that songs count as quotes, too.
Ongoing on Always Write
- On September 6th Story Chat presented Gary Wilson’s new story, “A Daily Regret”. Look for it. It’s the last of Year Two.
- PPAC #62 – “Bears, Totems and their Friends” (Photographing Public Art Challenge) is your choice of art – no theme! I will be traveling and moving two households into one so will miss three weeks if anyone would like to host PPAC.
- Upcoming topics for WQW
- September 14: Senses: Sight
- September 21: Autumn or Fall Hosted by Priorhouse Blog
- September 28: Fire, Writer’s Choice or WOTY I will be gone this week. If you would like to host, please let me know.
- October 5: Fitness Follow-up #3 Make Your Efforts Do Double Duty/ or favorite indoor sports or exercises I will be gone this week if anyone wants to host WQW.
This month I will be traveling to Portland to meet up with several bloggers, my brother, and a good friend who moved there from Woodlake, CA. We are also in the process of combining households with my sister-in-law. I say that to tell you that I will not have a post for three weeks on Always Write. Again Yvette Prior will host on September 21, so enjoy visiting her blog and linking your posts there. Let me know if you can help out with one of the other weeks.
I also apologize to those challenge hosts who provide inspiration for my post. I realized suddenly at 5:00 am this morning that today is actually Wednesday and not Tuesday. Rather than getting frantic, I did not quadruple dip this week.
- For a list of past WQW posts visit my WQW Page