Eat Green Gasoline!

Posted by: Janet on: June 26th, 2014  »  8 comments

Do you treat your car with utmost care and respect? Tank filled with Ultra-Supreme? Regularly scheduled oil changes? Nothing like a little preventative maintenance to keep ol’ Bessie’s engine humming, right? But what about your body’s own engine? You know, the one that’s expected to give you unlimited mileage and last a lifetime? Run it on a steady stream of hamburgers, fries, potato chips and beer, and it’s bound to end up in the shop.

Many people take their bodies for granted until something goes wrong, and then they expect a quick fix, just as they do with their cars. But by the time the doctor tells you there’s something seriously wrong “under the hood,” it may be too late. Some parts simply can’t be replaced. However, with 70 percent of illnesses having a dietary link, preventative maintenance may be as simple as making smarter food choices. Remember: If you ignore your health for long enough, it’ll go away!

So don’t be fuelish! Fill ‘er up with whole, natural, nutrient-filled foods and gas up regularly. Green foods give you the most mileage—veggies like broccoli, asparagus, kale, spinach, watercress, bok choy, Swiss chard and other leafy greens, along with any brightly colored vegetables and fruits. Summertime is the perfect time to take advantage of Mother Nature’s Premium-Quality Gas-o-Lean.  It’ll rev up your engine, extend your cellular warranty and keep your spare tire from inflating!

Comments (8)

  1. peg | June 26, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Just gave me my daily chuckle
    I am one of those who has a spare tire that needs deflating

  2. peg | June 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I have a small spare tire that needs deflating
    Thanks again for another chuckle

  3. Monika | July 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    We ver much enjoy your wonderful cookbooks! Full of fabulous healthy information. Do you have your own recipe for Old Bay spice?

    • Greta Podleski | August 15, 2014 at 1:29 am

      Just saw this Monika…sorry! No, I do not have a homemade Old Bay Seasoning mix. I find it at the fish counter at my grocery store or at a fish market or gourmet store.

  4. Christine | July 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Janet and Greta!!
    Just want to say I’m a HUGE fan of yours and that I tried your Gourmet Chicken Burgers from Costco. They were DELISH!! Definitely will purchase more!!
    Sounds like the Costco place in Guelph is a MUST SEE!
    I love that area of Ontario and once lived in Kitchener! My sister lives in Elora. Love the farms, Mennonites, fresh produce and the markets, especially St Jacob’s market!! Soo beautiful!!
    Anyways, I would LOVE to know more about your 24 week exercise program!! What fitness club are you part of and what is your regiment?? I need to get toned and in shape BIG TIME and loose 40-50 lbs!!!

    You’re sooo much fun!! Green smoothies are SUPER so any low sugar green smoothie or juice recipes would be SUPER. Trying to loose weight so high calorie and high sugar fruits and veggies like bananas, carrots, melons, and orange juice are out for me!! Maybe once in a blueberry moon is OK!!!!!

    Ciao!! Enjoy the summer in beautiful Mennotite country!!

  5. Anne MacDonals | March 6, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I just heard about your newest cookbook from a friend and Immediately ordered it from Amazon. I received it today and have been browsing and I am pumped. Can’t wait to try some of the fabulous recipes that seem to be calling my name.
    Thanks for all that you do for the good of my health.

  6. Rick | November 25, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I am a type 2 diabetic. I’ve found the best way to control blood sugars and minimize medication is a low carb diet. Also organic produce. I grow much of that in my greenhouse. I’m also vegetarian (not vegan.)

    Do you have or plan to have a recipe collection aimed at those of us on high fat, low carb diets?

    • Janet | November 28, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Hi Rick,

      Thanks for writing. I agree that eating more healthy fats and a low-carb (good carb!), whole food diet is one of the best ways to eat to reverse diabetes. We have many people with diabetes who’ve written to us saying they use our latest book, The Looneyspoons Collection, and how there are lots of recipes that fit their needs…and taste deelish! It’s much more up-to-date nutritionally than our earlier books, which we took out of print years ago. (They were sooo 1990’s!) There’s a ton of variety in the new book, and lots of recipe ideas to help people to “take platters into their own hands”…to prepare their own foods more often, which is probably the #1 thing you can do to create a healthier you! Hope this helps! -Janet

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