I have posted several articles about spa cuisine and related information on diet and nutrition since starting Spa Girl and as we head into gardening season, I thought it was a good time to touch base on how important what we eat is to our overall good health.
Those of us looking to improve or whip up something creative often look to spa cuisine for inspiration. It's all about simple, healthy, nutritious and delicious recipes. Colour, Variety, Freshness, and Organic are the foundation of eating for your health. And like exercise, you need to find foods that you love to eat and recipes that incorporate "CVFO" and gradually your diet will become healthier.
There are three basic food groups, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The MayoClinic.com states that a ratio of about half your daily calories in carbs, a quarter in protein and a quarter in fat will set up the right basis for a healthy diet. Whole-grain breads, cereals and pasta will provide healthy carbs and dietary fiber. Low-fat dairy items and lean meats and fish will give you plenty of protein to process fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, K and D. And make sure you have a variety of colours in the fresh produce you select in order to provide the vitamins and minerals needed for healthy cell function.
I found a great book, check it out and enjoy the festival of food from garden to table!
Healthy Spa Cuisine: 400 Signature Recipes from the World's Top Spas [Paperback] Lynn Nicholson (Author), Tracy A. Smith (Author)
Learn what spa cuisine is and how you can incorporate it into your life from some leading spa chefs.
Cordon Bleu Chef Lynn Nicholson treats you to healthy, delicious recipes from more than sixty of the most renowned international spas. From Bangkok to Carmel, top spa chefs share their secrets for creating low-calorie, highly satisfying meals that have put their kitchens on the culinary map.
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