French ways to eat for pleasure and good health include leaving the palate open to enjoy the meal with water or wine as a complement
French ways to eat for pleasure and good health: Water or Wine? Is it simple as that? Oui! Choosing water or wine to drink with your meal is a easy way towards good health. Keeping it simple leaves your mouth simply open to enjoy the main meals that you have worked so hard to cook. Do you enjoy your main meals at home with a sugared drink?
Try switching to water. And why not water with lemon slices or a sparkling water such as a seltzer or Perrier type? If you drink wine with your main meals and enjoy this habit, continue! Perhaps drinking a black tea or coffee with food and just substituting sugared drinks for plain water. Substituting for more water is also an easy way to lose a bit a weight. I promise!
Water or wine with avoidance of sugared drinks
Drinking water with main meals is a great way to also help with weight control. This is a great habit to continue with your children. Yes, children do need 3 servings of dairy daily and many children like their milk at meals. This is fine, but kids do not need to drink milk at every meal. One main meal offer just water for your kids to drink. Juices, even 100% fruit juice is still sugar. Make way for more water on the table, for you and your children! Here is a great article written by Dr. Sears on the “skinny” of sugar and reasons to avoid it.
When in France, do like the French
This is going to sound terribly posh, but there is nothing more “sad” for me than seeing a person enjoying a gourmet meal in a fancy restaurant in Paris or anywhere in French land and drinking a coke with the meal! Non! A fine meal deserves either a glass of wine or just water as a complement. Not a sugared drink takes away the real taste of the food you are eating, but a drink that complements the taste. Next time you see a short blond woman outside a French restaurant checking out what you are drinking with your meal.Uhm, that is probably me! Bon Appetit mes amis.