Making Healthy Choices

The premise of this blog is to help others realize the choices we make today will reflect in our wellness tomorrow. We don’t always get it right 100% of the time and we all need a little helping hand. To that end, I am reconvicting myself to providing useful tools that will inspire, provoke conversation, and thought reflection of our choices. Our health hangs in the balances of the choices we make every day.

This is my favorite quotation. It hangs on the wall of my bathroom and on my refrigerator door, so I can see it every day as a reminder of the kinds of choices I want to be making to ensure my wellness tomorrow.  “As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” Adelle Davis.

My favorite quote

Each day we are given the same life choices; we can either produce disease or build health. This blog is here to help us see the many choices we can make; we don’t have to follow a set plan unless we choose to. But we can live outside the box and build better health for today and tomorrow.

If our tomorrows reflect those health choices we make today, what will our tomorrow reflect?

Today’s healthy choice

Stop the sugar cravings, by cutting out anything that has sugar added to it. Choose fresh fruit, organic if possible, when your sugar cravings hit. Our bodies recognize the sugar in fruit (fructose). It is the fiber in the fruit helps us digest that sugar. Fructose without the fiber can be dangerous. Steer clear of artificial sweeteners; They cause more harm than they are worth.  Here is a list of my favorite sweet fruits that I also use as a substitute for sugar in baking.

For baking and eating

  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • Mangoes
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Berries (straw, blue, rasp, boysen, huckle, etc)
  • Cherries
  • Pears

For eating

  • Melons (water, honeydew, musk, cantaloupe, etc)
  • Grapes (only organic)
  • Oranges
  • Tangerines
  • Kiwis
  • Pomegranates

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