"Eat like a peasant, live like Royalty"
Worldwide studies have shown that eating a simple diet or "peasant" diet contributes to living a long and healthy life. Cutting out processed foods, meat and dairy and drinking more water-based drinks instead of sodas etc. will be more beneficial for our bodies to battle diseases and environmental stresses that we face everyday. It is also much less expensive in cost.
Peasants' diets consisted of eating beans, greens, potatoes, root vegetables, rices, grains and fruit. Most of which they harvested for the more wealthy landowners they toiled for. Although most didn't realize they were eating the best, they yearned for the meat eating diets of the rich. Today, most lower income families spend their hard earned money at fast food restaurants, getting "happy deals", where with the right choices they could be eating a well-balanced meal for the same price. By making this decision they could live a healthier and happy life without long term effects in old age..if they get there. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona said: Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents."
Over the next several weeks I will be posting on "Eat like a peasant, live like Royalty".
With information on eating on a budget, simple recipes etc.
Here is quick and simple recipe:
Quinoa Broccoli Salad
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup raw sunflower and pepitos
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
2 cups Broccoli
1 sliced avocado
prepare quinoa with 2 cups boiling water, simmer covered until absorbed
lightly steam broccoli.
In a food processor mix seeds, sea salt and pepper.
Once quinoa is cooked, combine broccoli, seeds, olive oil and lemon juice.
Serve in a bowl topped with Nutritional Yeast and sliced avocados. It's great hot or cold!
Next week: Home-made Tomato Soup.
Have a great week.