TAI CHI PAGE: Food Topic


I remember the days of BLT(s) for breakfast and decided to make a wake up meal that fit that zesty flavor. Here is a list of ingredients for one breakfast.

Toast: one slice of bread made from sprouted grains and legumes (35g and 80 Calories)

Pinto or Black Bean spread: spicy jalapeno dip (30 to 60g and 35 to 70 Calories)

One sliced Tomato (200 to 400g)

Sprouts: alfalfa, radish, or whatever I grow, even garlic or lentils (3/4oz)

Three hot peppers: cyenne, yellow, red chile, cherry or jalapeno (12 to 20g each)

Brewers's Yeast: mixed in water for a drink (40g - 107 Calories)

Multiple Vitamin and Mineral with extra E, C, and CoQ10 plus chromium for diabetes

Half to one aspirin and a small amount of a beta blocker for medications.

After the morning walk - one bannana (120g)

Breakfast Exercise

1. Find the nutritional value of the ingredients above. The Brewer's Yeast container often lists the amounts of Amino Acids, RNA/DNA, protein for its product. Use this list or one from a nutritional values of food book to form a list for your analysis.

2. A doctor once told me that 2000 to 3000 Calories of any grain consumed in one day would give me enough of the essential proteins. Prove that he is worng (or right) for say one big helping of oat meal per day. (or whatever grain you like to eat)

3. How many Calories will I burn during my two mile walk? What number of Calories if I juggle while I walk two miles? What if I walk, juggle and practice a speech out loud? What if I jog or run?

General Considerations

For health reasons, my dietary needs follow a vegan nutritional pattern with low salt and no oils. A vegan is a vegetarian who does not eat any food with animal products including dairy products, butter, milk, cheese, yogurt, poultry products or seasonings, eggs, seafood or fish products and oils, nor any meat or meat products, seasonings or food supplements. In other words - No animal derived foods.

I prefer an all-plant type diet prepared without oil products, dressings, or toppings and no fats including vegetable or plant oils.

My food preference includes: Fresh Fruits pealed when possible such as Apples, Bananas, Oranges, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe, Blueberries, Red Cherries, Pears, Strawberries, Honeydew Melon,

Fresh Vegetables (pealed when appropriate) such as Onions, Tomatoes, Turnips, Sprouted Alfalfa/Lentils/etc., Radishes, Peppers (green, red, yellow), Bok Choy, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots, Watercress, Celery Water steamed or boiled

Whole Grains such as Rice (prefer Brown Rice short grain), Oatmeal, Oats, Millet, Barley, Amaranth, Rye, Buckwheat (Kasha)

Water steamed or boiled Vegetables such as Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Squash all types, Spinach, Green Peppers, Red Peppers, Cooked Greens, Brussels Sprouts, Beets, Snow Peas, Cabbage, Kale, Mushrooms, Zucchini, Water Chestnuts, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots, Eggplant

Water boiled Lentils, Peas, Fordhooks Lima beans, Beans (any kind), or other Legumes

Tomato Sauces, Paste, or Puree without oil but may include Garlic and other seasoning

Snacks: Air Popped Popcorn, (no salt no oil) Sour Dough Pretzels or Baked Tortilla Chips,

Condiments: Hot Sauces (low salt), Mustard made without oils, Garlic, Pepper, Curry, Cumin, Ginger, Onion, low salt Miso or Soya, Hot Peppers, Lemon or Lime Wedges

Beverages: Fruit Juices, Carrot Juice, low salt Tomato Juice, Water, once in a while water decaffeinated Tea or Coffee, once in a while Wine.

Once in a while a few Nuts or Nut Butter, Seeds, Tahini

Once in a while baked or boiled Potatoes made without oil or fat

Once in a while Avocados

Once in a while Tofu

Once in a while Breads made with no oil and no eggs or dairy products

Once in a while Bagels made with no oil and no eggs or dairy products

Once in a while Flour Tortillas made without oil, eggs, and dairy products

Once in a while Noodles or Pasta made with no oil, no eggs, and no dairy products

No Sugar (including Maltose and other -toses , Honey, Molasses) and No Sugar Substitutes.

No Salad Dressing, No Mayonnaise, No MSG, No Sulfites, No Chocolate, No Coconut

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