Sunday, April 26, 2009

Omega 3 and Vitamin D

Today I am stacking up on Omega 3's and Vitamin D.
First off...for brunch I baked 4 ounces of salmon, 2 cups of spinach, and 2/3 cups of whole wheat/whole grain pasta with 1/2 tablespoon of half butter (1/2 EVOO, 1/2butter). One thing that I have been trying to do lately is make every bite count. It was 10:30a.m. and I had been up since 7a.m., skipped breakfast (shame), and didn't want to wait until "lunch time." After all my body was sending me hunger signals. So, it is not even noon yet and already I have had a rich dose of omega3 rich protein, leafy green vegetable, and whole grains.

Second, the sun is brightly shining and we are in April in Alabama which means the days of enjoying your time in the sun are numbering down. So I am loading up the babies and we are going for a stroll. Did you know that the sunlight activates the production of Vitamin B in your skin? I work in a concrete office with NO windows, not the slightest possibility of natural sunlight for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. So Vitamin D PLUS a sun kissed glow what more can a girl ask for? Also, I have gotten into the habit of drinking a tall glass of cold skim milk every night before bed. After child bearing and now that I am pretty regularly weight lifting and exercising it is very refreshing to know that I am putting back in my body what my bones so desperately need, especially on down the road.

Just thought I would share. I feel like I just wrote a mini commercial ;)

3 comments:

Mary said...

Sounds like a very nutritious brunch.

Lane is constantly telling me new things we should eat/drink for various health reasons.

Lately, he has us drinking blueberry juice. He's read multiple articles that say blueberries burn off belly fat specifically and that it is good for heart health. How funny is that?

http://www.webmd.com/heart/news/20090419/blueberries-may-banish-belly-fat?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Jason said...

I have been getting lots of Omega3 for the past year due to my heart stuff...but I take it through the pill form

papilio588 said...

Mary - I agree with Lane. Blueberries are great for you! and oh so yummy!

Laura - there is so much talk out here about Vitamin B b/c of the lack of sunny days. So when it is sunny outside, even if its 50 degrees, people are outside all day, in tank-tops and flip-flops! :)