“How we age has more to do with our lifestyle than our genetics,” stated Bonni, “and a big part of our lifestyle is what we eat.”
Her recipe for healthy eating follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean diet, which includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, eating “real food” as opposed to processed or packaged food; and including healthy fats such as olive oil.
“Fats are back in the diet,” she quipped, “but it has to be the right kind of fat.”
Some of her favorite foods are avocados, nuts, seeds and coconut oil, which helps with brain health. She warned against trans-fats and meats that are from animals that have been fed antibiotics.
“I always say, don’t put it your body if you don’t know what it is,” she stated.
“You should be exercising at least 10 minutes a day,” she said, “and that doesn’t have to be rigorous, as long as you are moving.” Her last piece of advice: "Get plenty of sleep."
All of this great information was imparted in ten minutes while clients enjoyed a healthy, hot meal at the Friendship Center Café! Lots of folks came up to her afterwards with questions. She was welcomed by her host, Sandra Fortier of Family Home Health Services (941.907.1595).
Bonni is the owner of London Wellness. She can be reached at 941.685.8074 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website at www.londonwellness.net.