Friday, February 24, 2012
Stripped, Dyed, and Fried
We are on our journey to Curvaceous and we have to gather all of our nutrients. Vitamins A, B's, C, D, E....Potassium, Calcium, Iron...etc. So many nutrients for us to gather to aid us in our journey. The healthier we are, the easier it will be for us to lose weight. With the many nutrients that we need for our body, we have to utilize every avenue to preserve them.
In this society, stripped, dyed, and fried is what you find most readily available. Stripped of nutrients, dyed to enhance the color, and fried leaving your body unsatisfied.
As mamas, new, future or seasoned, we have to keep our energy. Losing weight requires energy because our bodies are going through a major change.
One way to the keep the preservation of our nutrients is to manage how we prepare our foods. Frying the food kills all of the nutrients of the food and can cause the body to be more acidic developing free radicals- aging and cancer. Fried foods are a favorite of many, and can be done every so often. The less that we consume them, the more likely that we will be able to lose the weight and be healthier.
An alternative to frying food is baking. Everything that we love fried...french fries, burgers (veggie), eggs...yes, can taste delicious baked. The key to this is it being well seasoned and having oil drizzled on it upon entering the oven. Also, about a cup of water to a large baking pan will help most things cook faster when covered. Once the food is tender by fork test, if you want to get that crispy texture, uncover food and place oven on broil until it reaches the texture that is wanted.
The next level of food preparation to preserve our nutrients would be cooking without oil. Although food that is baked is much better than anything fried, with it being prepared with oil still carries a small percentage of acidity. Cooking food with no oil would require the same baking method without the oil. The oil can be drizzled after cooking to get the flavor of the oil. The same can be done over the stove, cook with water and cover with lid.
The ultimate level is to go raw. This may seem like a hard thing to do for some, yet, there are many wonderful raw recipes available. No matter what level you are at, eating raw can still be achieved. Incorporating raw vegetables: carrots, celery, spinach and fruit: apples, bananas, grapefruit can be an awesome start to your raw experience. Start where you feel comfortable and you will see the benefits in your body.