G-BOMBS: Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, and Seeds
Camp Reveille 2015 was a HUGE success! During a breakout session, Younger Next Year, campers learned the value of exercise and clean living in maintaining a healthy lifestyle taught by my fitness trainer, Beth Bielat and myself. We spoke about healthy diets and the importance exercise can have on your longevity.
We also taught our campers about Dr. Joel Furman and his take on immune boosting foods like, G-BOMBS.
Dr. Joel Furman is a physician and a nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. In his book Eat For Health, he tells you how to do exactly that. Dr. Furman advises that we should have less meat and more produce. In an interview I heard Dr. Furman use a great acronym to help remember the best foods to keep your body free of disease - G-BOMBS: greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds. Remembering to incorporate G-BOMBS into your daily eating regimen will help to prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. Below are the G-BOMBS that you should try to include into every meal:
G – Greens
"Greens are an excellent tool for weight loss, containing only about 100 calories per pound. Leafy greens are also the most nutrient-dense of all foods. Green vegetables are rich in folate, calcium, and contain small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Leafy greens are also rich in antioxidant, specifically lutein and zeaxanthin, which are the carotenoids known to promote healthy vision." (read more)
B – Beans
"They act as an anti-diabetes and weight-loss food because they are digested slowly, having a stabilizing effect on blood sugar, which promotes satiety and helps to prevent food cravings. Plus they contain soluble fiber, which lowers cholesterol levels." (read more)
O – Onions
"Onions, along with leeks, garlic, chives, shallots, and scallions, make up the Allium family of vegetables, which have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems, as well as anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects." (read more)
M – Mushrooms
"Consuming mushrooms regularly is associated with decreased risk of breast, stomach, and colorectal cancers." (read more)
B – Berries
"Blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries are true super foods. Naturally sweet and juicy, berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients – they are among the best foods you can eat." (read more)
S – Seeds
"Seeds and nuts contain healthy fats and are rich in a spectrum of micronutrients including phytosterols, minerals, and antioxidants." (read more)
In Eat For Health there are 150 recipes to help you plan your meals. Whether you are in treatment, a survivor, or being proactive this is a great guide on how to eat clean.