Some tips from our newspaper in the valley to improve eating and drinking habits.
*Drink more water. After a full night's sleep, not consuming water for 8 hours, it's not uncommon waking up dehydrated. Then we have coffee or tea which are diruretics along with any medications and we become prunes. 64 ounces is tough to do every day but start the morning with an 8 oz. glass of warm water and move on from there.
*Eat more fiber. Helps digestion, lowers LDL cholesterol, slows the rate at which sugar is absorbed in the bloodstream. Choose fibrous fruits and vegetables, including celery, Brussel sprouts, corn, cucumbers, apples and citrus fruits. TIP*** reorganize your refrigerator taking the fruit out of the crisper drawer and placing it on the top shelf. This way it is the first thing you see when you raid the fridge.
Have a happy and healthy 2017.
*A final tip. Change your wine drinking habits.
a. pour the wine while the glass is on the table rather than in your hand.
b. use a glass that doesn't match the wine color. Studies find that using a clear glass for wine encourages 9 percent more consumption than if you use a colored or opaque glass.