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Food and Nutrition

Pictures Tell Stories

Enara Staff
/ August 29, 2016
Rice bowl

Enara food and health journey through pictures!  You have heard the saying every picture tells a story.  Here are some food pictures from active and engaged Enara clients.

Power Your Breakfast!  

O.K.  Roll your eyes if you like, but the old advice about breakfast being the most important meal of the day is true. Breakfast eaters tend to have better diets overall with the inclusion of more fruits and vegetables.  Conversely, those who skip tend to include more sweets and sweetened beverages throughout the day.

And because the time between dinner and the next morning’s meal is the longest your body goes without food, breakfast has an effect on you that’s different from any other meal. Eating within 2 hours of waking can make a difference in how you metabolize glucose, or blood sugar, all day.

The Power of Herbs

Did you know herbs not only add complexity and flavor to dishes but good health too?  Here are some benefits:

Heart Health: Using herbs reduces the need for salt and improves blood pressure.
Antioxidants Properties: Herbs can neutralize free radicals-substances that damage cells and are believed to accelerate the progression of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and age-related diseases.
Weight maintenance: Herbs as flavor enhancers forego the need for added fats and sugars in recipes.
Anti-Inflammatory: Many herbs fight inflammation-the precursor to many chronic diseases.

Eating out and making it nutritious and delicious!  Enara participant lost 20% of initial weight and still going strong!   Meal compliments of Billy Berks.

Make Eating Out Work For You

You can always make eating out work for you.  Plan ahead by scanning the menu.  If you don’t know what a sauce is made of or how big an entree item is, ask your waiter!  Or scan plates around you to get a general impression of serving sizes.

Eating out and making it nutritious and delicious!  Enara participant lost 20% of initial weight and still going strong!   Meal compliments of Billy Berks.

Most restaurants will allow for substitutions. They are very used to questions like:

  • Can I skip the rice or potato and have another vegetable or more of the vegetable item?
  • Can you put the sauce on the side?

Convenient, Attractive, and Normal

Did you know that sometimes an improvement in healthier eating comes down to  3 basic principles?

Use an attractive setting and spices to enhance a dining experience:  5 oz seared salmon topped with parsley, cauliflower ceviche and sundal (garbanzo, yams, roasted coconut, lemon, salt and cumin).

Dr. Brian Wansink of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab analyzed over 100 studies and and found that most healthy eaters did so because a restaurant, grocery store, school cafeteria, or individual made foods like fruits and vegetables visible and easy to reach (convenient), enticingly displayed or prepared (attractive), and appear like an obvious choice (normal).  He calls it the CAN Approach to Healthier Eating.

Cilantro lime shrimp on a bed of butter lettuce topped with a sprinkling of grated cheese and chili flakes.

Send us your pictures and tell us your unique story!

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