For the last four nights I have been eating a bowl of fresh crudités (2 large sliced tomatos, 3 stalks of sliced celery, a large sliced red bell pepper, 3 sliced carrots, 6 radishes and a sliced white onion) as my "side salad" with dinner. I leave the crudités unseasoned or I use a touch of Mrs. Dash. I do not use any dressing, oil or vinegar.
This morning I felt wonderful. Just sitting at my desk I had to literally stop every few minutes and ponder "I have no idea what's going on, but I feel great!"
Is it possible that it's the daily crudités? It's really the only thing I have changed in the last week. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
Sounds good to me - the type of things I love too. I add some red wine vinegar/lemon juice and either soy sauce, fish sauce or salt and black pepper to my salads though. Plus some Alfalfa sprouts and fresh parsley or cilantro.
What have you been having as the rest of the dinner?
Hi Matty and thanks for your posting. Assuming nothing else has changed in your life (new girlfriend...LOL) then YES you've achieved a natural high! Alright, let's look at what's going on here. The veggies provide a boatload of water, fiber (nothing like being regular), and plenty of plant nutrients--- vitamins, minerals. Your body craves this kind of wonderful food as it gives the GI tract a nice workout breaking it all down to absorb the nutrients, while also releasing terrific energy into your body and mind.
Combine this with all-day healthy nutrition and exercise and voila--- you'll feel on top of the world.
I made this remarkable "side salad" tonight that was amazing and I wanted to share it:
Dice-up the following:
4 tomatoes 1 red bell pepper 1 small red onion 2-3 stalks of celery 1 granny smith apple (the sweetness of the apple works with the acidity of the tomatoes and vinegar) 6 black olives
Add everything into a bowl except for the tomatoes and mix well. Dress with salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and garlic powder. (Fresh garlic might even be better.) No need for oil. Mix in the tomatoes and serve. (it would probably be even better if it developed in the refrigerator for an hour.)
Excellent article. Thanks. More and more I think the best way to eat is to follow something like the DASH diet plus a huge salad of some kind at each meal. For the nutrients and to ensure one does not get hungry.
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