But it's so difficult to eat well, you may say? And I don’t have the time or ability to cook. It all has to start with a change in your mindset. If you make your health a priority, then it becomes much easier to grab a bunch of grapes instead of bag of chips at the grocery store. Taking the time to prepare a healthy meal to properly nourish your body will not seem like a chore anymore once you actively think about the long term benefits.
There are lots of cookbooks out there that have made life much easier. Many meals can be created in minutes. Many meals don’t require heat. Like many, I don’t like spending too much time cooking but I still find meals I can make in less than 30 minutes. And I love the good feeling I get after a healthy dish.
Here's a favorite recipe of mine that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.
Why is it so important to eat well?
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. Hippocrates said this centuries ago and it still
rings true today. We intuitively know that natural foods are better for us. We call processed foods junk. We
call home prepared foods a meal. We sometimes feel guilty for not eating enough whole foods. We count the number of cups of vegetable we get per day or week. So if we know what works, why are we not eating better?
The main benefit of a better diet is feeling good. It is clear that a diet consisting of a variety of natural food sources have significant health benefits. The body responds positively to all the nutrients in the various colorful foods found on our planet. Each food supplies necessary minerals and vitamins needed to improve body function and get rid of any abnormalities. Do your research. A lot of ailments can also be prevented by having a proper diet.
Research has shown that many foods have specific benefits in the body. For instance, broccoli and turmeric are well known to reduce inflammation, honey has anti-bacterial qualities and citrus fruits boost the immune system.
Spicy Curry Vegetable medley
A small bag of frozen broccoli and cauliflower
A small bag of mixed vegetables with corn, peas and carrots
Two table spoons of curry powder
Half a table spoon of grounded jalapeno/cayenne pepper
Two table spoons of olive oil
Three table spoons of water
Half a teaspoon of salt
Half a teaspoon of your favorite flavor enhancer
Pour the water and olive oil into a large skillet or frying pan and turn the heat to medium low
Add the vegetables, curry and jalapeno pepper, salt and flavor enhancer
Add more water if needed one tablespoon at a time
Cook until broccoli stem is tender with a slight crunch but not soggy
This should take about 5-7 minutes
Serve by itself or as a side dish
If the greatest wealth is health then let's begin our path to wealth today!