“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.” – Hippocrates
A welcoming dinner: dairy-free potato leek soup, salad with Kripalu house dressing, a corn fritter, broccoli and kale with roasted garlic and tomato chutney
I just got back a little while ago from four exciting days at the Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. This was my second trip and I am completely hooked (read all about my first trip here). This time I took a workshop about digestive health where I learned an overwhelming amount of information, which I plan to share here on my blog.
A few tidbits:
Most of us need to increase our fiber. 50 grams per day would be great. Check the labels of any packaged foods and try to aim for more grams of fiber than sugar.
See if you can eat more veggies and fruit (yum!). Try for 8-10 servings a day. If you aren’t there yet, add little by little each day.
Fabulous fiber sources: oatmeal, beans, quinoa, starchy vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds
More yummy salad, coconut ginger tofu with veggies, jasmine rice and raw Thai vegetarian salad
The Kripalu menu is amazing and I can’t wait to try out some of their dishes at home. You can browse around a list of their recipes here. This week was also a chance to get in plenty of yoga.
The perfect place for 6:30 a.m. sun salutations
A little food for thought:
“The doctors of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison
What are your favorite sources of fiber?