You’ve been going 24/7, but it’s finally time for a summer vacation. Regional cuisine is a great way to get the “taste” of the locale, but watch out! With too much eating for entertainment, calories can add up. To avoid tripping up as you enjoy food on your vacation:
• Order your main meal for lunch.Lunch portions tend to be smaller.
• Pace yourself.One hearty meal a day—even when the cuisine or restaurants lure you—is likely enough.
• Search menus.Look for regional vegetables, fruits, and perhaps seafood, not just the dessert specialties.
• Give yourself leeway.If you indulge on vacation, leave feelings of guilt behind. Just get back on track with smart eating when you get home.
Simple spaghetti mac
Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 35 to 42 minutes Serves: 6
Produce this dinner in a skillet effortlessly. While you’re waiting for it to cook, whip up a green salad with a few assorted vegetables to accompany it.
1 pound hot or sweet Italian sausage or lean ground beef, or a combination of the two
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (27½-ounce) can spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
2 teaspoons basil
¾ cup water
¾ cup dry white wine
1½ cups elbow macaroni
2 cups chopped fresh spinach or Swiss chard (optional)
1.Remove sausage from casings and crumble into a 10- or 12-inch skillet along with onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until sausage is browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain off excess fat.
2. Stir in spaghetti sauce, basil, water, and wine; blend well. Mix in macaroni and spinach. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 30 to 35 minutes, or until macaroni is tender.
Food Cures for Cataracts
There is increasing evidence to show that in several cases cataracts have actually been reversed by proper nutritional treatment. However, the time needed for such treatment may extend from six months to three years.
A thorough course of cleansing the system of the toxic matter is essential. To start with, it will be beneficial to undergo a fast for three to four days on orange juice and water. A warm water enema may be taken during this period. After this initial fast, a diet of very restricted nature should be followed for two weeks. In this regimen, breakfast may consist of oranges or grapes or any other juicy fruit in season.
Raw vegetable salads in season, with olive oil and lemon juice dressing, and soaked raisins, figs or dates should be taken during lunch. Evening meals may consist of vegetable such as spinach, fenugreek, drum sticks, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, turnips, steamed in their own juices, and a few nuts or some fruits, such as apples, pears and grapes.
Potatoes should not be taken. No bread or any other food should be added to this diet. After two weeks on this diet, the cataract patient may start on a fuller diet on the following lines:
* Breakfast: Any fresh fruits in season, except bananas.
* Lunch: A large mixed raw vegetable salad with wholemeal bread or chapattis and butter.
* Dinner: Two or three steamed vegetables, other than potatoes, with nuts and fresh fruit.
The short fast followed by a restricted diet should be repeated after three months of the commencement of the treatment and again three months later, if necessary. The bowels should be cleansed daily with a warm water enema during the fast, and afterwards as necessary.
The patient should avoid white bread, sugar, cream, refined cereals, rice, boiled potatoes, puddings and pies, strong tea or coffee, alcoholic beverages, condiments, pickles, sauces or other so-called aids to digestion.