AVOCADO SALAD

In this household, avocado salad can never go wrong. It can be served for lunch or dinner. In winter or summer. With a lot of vegetables or even only with cheese and egg. Always become favorite. Avocado is a good source of vitamins and minerals, high in monounsaturated fat that good for your body. If you eat avocado, you will feel full longer, since avocado contains high fiber. Sadly, sometimes is not easy to pick a good ripe avocado. The skin is still good, but when we open it, the inside is already overripe. So it will be good if you buy several days in advance before you plan to use it, then you let it ripen at home. To choose a good avocado, just shake the avocado. If you can feel or hear the seed is shaken, it means is already ripen. So, take it. Don’t forget to check in the edge. Make sure that the skin is firm, do not overripe. You can buy unripe avocado as well. At home, put them in a paper bag, and just wait three or four days. Check it every day, and you will get a good avocado.

Here is the recipe of avocado salad:

  • 5 boiled egg, peel and cut into 8 pieces
  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 pack of 150-gram fresh mozzarella, cut into small cubes
  • 1 can of pitted olives, open and drain.
  • 1 can of tuna, drain
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp of table salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper

Method

  1. Placed boiled egg, diced avocado, diced fresh mozzarella, pitted olives in a large bowl
  2. Put the tuna over it.
  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and the lemon water.
  4. Seasoned it with salt and pepper

THE DIET SHAKE

Our big family, especially from my husband’s side is always careful about the kind of food that they will eat. They try to avoid everything that they suspect having high cholesterol or uric acid. Some of them have a problem with obesity. With the problem of high cholesterol uric acid and obesity, they are very careful with the food and counting the total calorie of what they eat per day.

My husband like other of his family member also easy to gain weight. Even a cup of water can make him fatter. This is our joke to him. He was always careful. He did the sport, went to the gym and for the last 10 years, he was consuming a shake drink with nutrition diet food. The shakes can help you both lose weight or gain weight. Depend on how much you have diet shake, when you drink and how many you have your meal. In that case, since my husband needs to lose weight he consumed twice in the morning and evening and eat lunch only. Literally, he only eats the real food for lunch. Did he like it? In the first few years, he enjoyed it. The supplier taught us how to make several creations of shake. We can put some berries, oatmeal or even some fibers. I myself, I didn’t like it. For me, it is just like fake food. I never like the smell. It is so artificial. Although we put some fruit in it, I still can feel it. Also eating food without chewing is strange. Anyway, the result was good. He became slimmer.

After several years he got tired with the shake. He had tried already different flavors with a different combination of fruits, but he said that he couldn’t find the different. All had the same taste and he fed up. So this was what he did. Every time he reached the ideal weight he would try to reduce the portion of the shake. He would have the shake in the morning with the real food for lunch and dinner. The result is he gained weight easily. He tried to do more exercise, it didn’t change significantly. I worry since he consumed the diet shake almost ten years. Some friends informed us that the shake contained high protein. For long term use, it can damage the liver and kidney. I was searching on the internet, there are some reviews about the product and they talk about the ingredients in it. There is some soy protein aspartame as a sweetener and several other things that not good for your health. then I suggest him to go back totally to the real food. I start to search on the internet some other way to do a diet.

The importance of a healthy lifestle

  • When I was a teenager I always thought I need to be rich and famous to be happy. I could get everything that I need or I want and I could go everywhere that I want. Time flies. Thank god as I am getting older I could get mostly the things that I want or I need and I could visit lots of places that I want to visit that even I didn’t imagine it before. but there was an important lesson that I got. You won’t enjoy your life if you are not in a healthy condition. Healthiness is not everything but without health nothing matters. Health is a basic need for humans and must be prioritized above all because it is a determinant of the quality of human resources. Many people do not realize the importance of health until when they become sick. When people are sick its hard to taste delicious food to enjoy the beauty of a tourist trip. It’s difficult when daily plans and activities are interrupted by you or a family member becoming sick. At that moment health seems like the most valuable thing. The general condition of our bodies is highly influenced by our daily activities and routine. A healthy body is a result of a healthy diet exercise and other fitness activities and of course adequate rest. not only that but also the ability of the mind to manage stress. A healthy diet is not easy to maintain. At present, there are many ways to get good food. Apart from the kitchen itself there are many restaurants or cafeterias in our neighborhood with healthy and nutritious meals. However, is very easy to be tempted by the ease and efficiency of ordering food through the delivery services reheating ready meals or frozen foods. The easy access and little effort make it easier for busy people to eat however they often forget to consider the nutritional content. There are many types of bottled drinks which contain lots of sugar. People drink several cans or bottles regardless of how much sugar enters the body. Processed foods that are loaded with preservatives and flavorings are consumed every day. It takes a lot of perseverance to consistently choose a healthy diet and drink lots of water to maintain a healthy diet. The choice of physical activities depending on each individual’s needs also determines fitness. Physical activities do not necessarily need a membership at an overpriced gym. Jogging for thirty minutes light cardio such as sit-ups and squats or yoga are examples of adequate daily physical activities. Of course, this depends on the person as there are some who feel the need to have more intense workouts rest is also an important factor in health. Bodies that are forced to carry out a busy schedule without rest tend to get sick easily. Rest is needed for the human body to repair damaged cells as well as produce new ones. Over working the body will decrease its immune system and make it more prone to sickness. Health does is not only defined by physical factors but mental factors as well. A healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body. Mental health impacts stress management interpersonal relationships decision making and energy. For example, stress can cause illnesses. Excessive stress can be triggered by an overload of work or an impending event. This can cause high blood pressure heart disease obesity and diabetes. In addition, anxiety can cause high fevers and nausea. For this reason, the ability to control thoughts and emotions and live calmly is important to be healthy.