Friday, April 4, 2014

5 A Day (Healthy Foods)

Health > Recipes | By CGI Holistic Wellness Center


In the United States, 5 A Day is the name of a number of programs to encourage the consumption of at least five portions of fruits and vegetables each day, following a recommendation by the World Health Organization that individuals consume at least 400g of vegetables daily.

Recommended: Juices from nature fruits and vegies without sweetener.  One glass of juice is good. You may consume more than enough amount of sugar if you drink more than a glass cup. 


Korean cuisine is based on the principle of five elements: earth, metal, fire, water and wood. These elements are reflected in cooking methods -- wood fires, boiling water, clay and metal pots -- and in five types of seasonings --salty, bitter, hot, sweet and sour. The theory of yin and yang and the five elements that make up the universe. According to this belief, a person’s body is healthy only when the yin-yang and the five elements are in balance. For this reason, a traditional Korean table includes dishes or garnishes of five colors, (green, red, yellow, white, and black). This rainbow of food colors is not just visually appealing; the colors represent the five elements and the wisdom of nutritional balance.

Recommended: Bibimbap (Rice with 5~6 kinds of vegies). You can customize this dish with eggs and meat. If you do not like spicy food, do not put much of the pepper paste sauce that comes with it.

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