WWB Take Out–Wellness Wisdom to Go…


Sometimes I  share WWB blog content on WWB Facebook hoping you will catch wise “bites” there, but that’s always a shot in the dark,  because it all depends on where WWB is on your news feed.  I had to think of someway to share all this great wisdom sitting on my blog and then suddenly I became inspired by a post I was doing on Chinese Take Out food in America. 

I spend a lot of time at World Wise Beauty interviewing the

best culturally relevant experts, inspirational authors and visionaries to help you become comfortable in your own skin and cultivate your own personal wellness lifestyle wisely.

I wish you had time to read every single post at World Wise Beauty because I know you would come away feeling enlightened, inspired and informed.  But at World Wise Beauty we are all about choices and options. Can’t read every post? No worries! The WWB Take Out monthly is curated especially just for you.  Some may call it a cheat sheet but I like to think of it ‘Wellness Wisdom to Go’.  A special spot to  find wise ‘takeaways’ from our featured guests on the blog.

So be sure to sign up for your WWB Takeout and enjoy the A’La Carte presentation of beauty, health and wellness content. If you follow the blog you will automatically receive your Take Out Share it, bookmark it, print it and okay try to remember it! But if you can’t, rest assured this the World Wise Beauty blog is always here to peruse at your leisure.  Enjoy…

Truly Herself,



Last week I invited Sandra Gordon health expert and respected author of “30 Secrets of the World’s Healthiest Cuisines to join me for a Q&A and share wisdom from her book co-authored with Dr. Steven Jonas. This book is on my Top 10 health and wellness reading list. The wise takeaway we learned from Sandra is there’s a definite link between nutrition, health and longevity and cultures around the world are living long without the horrible diseases we associate with old age like heart disease and cancer.  Sandra was generous enough to share 5 Global Eating Tips for Health & Longevity right here for you.  Review the Q&A here for additional wisdom from Sandra or purchase her book for even more eating strategies for longevity and yummy recipes from around the world…


5 Global Eating Tips For Adding on the Years and Reducing the Pounds!


Global Eating tip #1: Go nuts for nuts! A great source of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, as well as vitamin E, protein, fiber, potassium and magnesium, nuts are a staple in the Mediterranean diet. Import them into your diet by adding them to recipes, including your morning smoothie.

Tip #2: How do the French stay so slim? There are lots of reasons. But one thing’s for sure: They’re not snackers. Eating between meals just isn’t part of the culture. The French fuel up at lunch and dinner, which negates the need for a snack. Studies show that grazing can help some people lose weight; for others, it’s an invitation to eat more often, which equals more calories. So if you’re trying to lose weight, consider cutting out snacking like the French and see how you do.

Tip #3: Want to eat less saturated fat? Don’t limit meatlessness to Monday. The Japanese have been eating light since the 6th Century, when Buddhism became the religion of the land and meat and fowl was consumption forbidden. Although the Japanese are free to eat meat now, their meatless tradition has helped make their diet one of the lowest fat in the world.

Tip #4: Go ahead, order Chinese. But skip the deep-fried Chinese-American fare, such as General Tso’s Chicken. Instead, head for the vegetarian section of the menu and eat the way the Chinese really do. Look for entrees made with napa cabbage, bok choy, spinach and broccoli, which are packed with vitamin A and C as well as fiber and phytochemicals. If meat is a must, order your chicken or beef mixed with snow peas, green and red peppers, string beans or zucchini.

Tip #5: Give your meals some heat. Some like it hot, and this is especially true in The Gambia in western Africa, where high-Fahrenheit sauces prepared with pungent cayenne pepper and hot chilies infuse countless native dishes. Spicy foods are an acquired taste, but research suggests that the slightly discomforting sensation that hot spices produce may cause the brain to release feel-good endorphins. By turning up the heat in your dishes, you can add flavor without extra calories, while keeping portions to a minimum.

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