Feasting at Home is a food blog by renowned chef Sylvia Fountaine. Sylvia was a full-time chef and caterer before she started her blog. Starting this blog was essential to balance her personal life with her career because blogging is a very flexible business where one can easily give time to family. Moreover, she wanted to let people know about her innovative ideas and healthy recipes through her blog.
Sylvia’s website combines nutritious foods, motivational and inspirational messages, and quick meals. She has ensured that her readers have a fantastic experience on her site by including fascinating and appealing information. In addition to focusing on healthy recipes and lifestyles, she offers some expensive and festive meals.
Some of us prefer to spend time in the kitchen on days like Sundays, she adds, while something gently roasts in the oven for hours – and you’ll find such recipes on her blog, too, because they’re soul-nourishing. She adds that cooking has the potential to reconnect us to ourselves by centering and grounding us, which is something we desperately need right now.
She shares some valuable tips on how people can lead a healthy lifestyle in addition to healthy eating habits. Let’s have a look at these tips.
Choose whole foods instead of processed foods
Sylvia firmly believes that instead of processed meals, one should always pick whole foods. Substitute fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains for frozen pizza and quick ramen. In contrast to processed meals, which include empty calories, they are high in critical elements, including protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.
Avoid sugary drinks
Sylvia explains that according to research, sugary drinks can induce liver damage, accelerated aging, and anxiety, in addition to the apparent risks of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. So, instead of drinking sweetened beverages or soda, try unsweetened beverages or infused water.
Keep healthful food on hand at all times
When you’re hungry, the first thing you see on the counter or in the cabinet is more likely to be eaten. Sylvia advises that healthy food should be readily available and visible in your home and office. Put some fruits in a basket on the kitchen counter, keep nutritious snacks at eye level in your pantry, and have small quantities of cooked whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies in your fridge.
Consume more seafood
Sylvia is an ardent supporter of seafood, so she adds that people should eat fish (especially fatty fish like salmon and mackerel). At least twice a week. This superfood, high in omega-3 fatty acids, benefits brain and heart health and may lower the risk of illnesses including Alzheimer’s, dementia, and diabetes.
Increase your intake of probiotic foods
According to Sylvia, consuming probiotic foods like Kefir is beneficial to boost healthy gut flora, which is essential for digestion, nutritional extraction, and immune system development. Gut-friendly foods include yogurt, apple cider vinegar, and soft cheeses, which contain probiotic bacteria.