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Eating Right for Health and Longevity

“You can’t think your way into a new way of living; you must live your way into a new way of thinking!!”  I can’t remember who said that but I remember when I read it a few years back it had a profound meaning to me.

I believe for me it is intentional to wake up most mornings and feel great in my way of thinking, rejoice that my body is limber and my mind is clear. I intentionally wake up feeling blessed in every way and excited about my day. To be able to feel this way myself is a direct reflection on the steps I take each day to feed my mind, soul and body.

For me food is one of the main ingredients for wellness. Food is one of our basic fuels for life and most the time we have a choice. Just like we have a choice to pay attention to when our car needs service. We take it in to someone that was referred to do a great job. We use the best oil, we choose the best gas and take care of it wanting it to be in good shape and last.

I would never put junk in my gas tank so why does it sound so fanatical to many to want to eat healthy? I think eating healthy is fun and enjoyable.

I recently came up with a great new salad idea that I wanted to share.  I was out of greens to make a salad so I thought I just make a vegetable salad. It was amazing so here is the recipe.

In the bottom of a bowl put ½ cup of any organic nut oil. We love toasted sesame oil. Add ½ cup of organic rice wine vinegar.

Stir in 1 Tablespoon of local honey, 1 Tablespoon of organic Tamari, and 1 Tablespoon of Nutritional yeast. Mix well.

Grate in two carrots. Thin slice two sticks of celery. ¼ head of both red and green cabbage. Add some broccoli and cauliflower. Add ½ of a red onion. As an option you can add cilantro to taste. We love it so I add quite a bit. Stir it up well and serve. We like adding toasted almonds at serving. Be creative and enjoy eating 7 to 8 wonderful, organic raw vegetables in one serving!!

By Robin Mize

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