What I ate Wednesday! #209:00:00
Hello lovely people,
I hope you have all been well!
If you missed last week's "What I ate Wednesday" post, then you may not be aware that I have started a "What I ate Wednesday" series for June and most likely July and August. In these posts I will be sharing with you what I have been eating throughout the day every Wednesday, in attempts to better my eating habits and to educate myself (and others) about the benefits of the foods I am eating.
If you missed last week's post, click here to read it!
Now without further rambling, I shall go on to the meals I ate.
Like last week I had a very fruity smoothie bowl for my breakfast, with various toppings. I also had a large glass of water!
Smoothie Consisted of:
1 1/2 Bananas
2 spoonfuls of Natural Yoghurt
A Drizzle of Milk
Toppings Consisted of:
1/2 a banana
Tablespoon of Peanut Butter
A sprinkle of milled Flaxseeds with Biocultures (available here)
A sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
A few Walnuts
A sprinkle of flaked almonds
A drizzle of honey
Benefits of the food:
- Strawberries are rich in vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and many other antioxidants. These prevent oxidation as well as reducing the risk of cancers etc. Due to being a great source of vitamin C, strawberries can also help the immune system and prevent illnesses like scurvy.
- Yoghurt and Milk have a high biological value in protein, the most filling nutrient. They also are great sources of calcium which help us form healthy bones and teeth as well as preventing bone related illnesses such as osteoporosis and rickets.
- Flaxseeds are a great source of vitamin D which aids the absorption of calcium, but it also contains omega 3 fatty acids.
- Walnuts have been shown to have a variety hidden advantages. It can improve the reproductive health in men and is also a great mechanism to control your weight. More information can be obtained here! Almonds are extremely rich in protein, vitamins and minerals.
- Pumpkin seeds can help in terms of heart and liver health and can have anti-diabetic effects as well as many other benefits. Read this article for more information!
For Lunch I had a piece of whole meal toast with some yummy mashed up avocado, a scrambled egg (no milk added) and some cherry tomatoes on the side. To drink, I had a large glass of water. The food was lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.
Benefits of the food:
- Whole Meal bread is much healthier than white bread. It is packed full of fibre.
- Tomatoes are incredibly rich in vitamin A, this not only helps our eyesight and the reduction of night blindness and other vision related impairments, but it also acts as an antioxidant.
- Avocados are packed full of mono-unsaturated fatty acids. These are the healthy fats. They can reduce cholesterol levels. They are incredibly nutritious and healthy also as they contain so many vitamins and minerals such as Vit. K, Vit. C and the B vitamins such as folate and Vitamin B6. More information on avocados here!
- Eggs are a great source of protein. They also contain some fat.
For dinner I had some sweet potato fries I made, the leftovers of my avocado and some chicken and vegetable stir-fry, consisting of peppers and cucumbers.
Benefits of the Food:
- Sweet Potatoes are a great source of Iron as well as vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. More advantages can be found here!
- Peppers are rich in antioxidants.
- Chicken is a great source of protein!
I often do a bit of baking and I couldn't help myself, but to indulge into a yummy berry muffin. They were magnificent.
What did you eat today?
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