Chef Hamlet Garcia-National Eating Healthy Day
Chef Hamlet Garcia is a television producer, television host and an artistic visionary in the kitchen. Over the past twenty years, Hamlet has dedicated himself to the pursuit of personal achievements in the fields of media, broadcast and gourmet cuisine; having made himself a familiar face across the Americas and an authoritative voice on health and nutrition.
Chef was one of the pioneers in bringing cooking shows to Spanish television by fusing edgy, fine dining, entertainment and celebrity interviews into an innovative content format focusing on "healthy cuisine and entertainment."
Chef Hamlet is a volunteer with the American Heart Association and he is a member of the board for “Fundación Internacional del Niño con Cáncer”. Most recently in 2013, Chef Hamlet was invited by the Congress of the United States to participate in the program "Anti-Child and Adult Obesity" a nationwide nutritional awareness program developed by the First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Chef Hamlet just launched a cooking segment on brand new TV show “La Revista de Zuleyka,“ a production of Cisneros Studios for Unimas, an Univision’s Network Channel. Also, he is working a project with Discovery Home and Health; finalizing the details of his first cookbook, prepping the second and drafting the planning for development of what will be the opening of his restaurant in the city of Miami.
Since I was a child, I had problems with being overweight. Until one day I said, "That's enough" and decided to learn how to cook healthy but above all, educate myself on the nutritional value of the ingredients and its benefits. Therefore, I studied culinary arts in order to learn how to manipulate this knowledge and create recipes that I knew; it would help me to lose weight.
Today, I focus my efforts developing truly healthy recipes that can help you to change your eating habits in a delicious way, and at the same time, advising my followers about how to improve their lifestyle based on a free-stress diet and including a workout routine.
That’s Why, I support American Heart Association. I have been a spokesperson for AHA’s Go Red For Women campaign for five years and during this time, I have learned more about health risk factors targeted to heart diseases, diabetes and stroke. My conclusion as the old saying goes, “you are what you eat”.
I’m joining the association’s National Eating Healthy Day and celebrating this day by being “more colorful”. Because as emphasized by the association’s new color campaign, national recipe host, Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, it’s important to BE COLORFUL through fruits and vegetables. Adding more fruits and vegetables to your meals is taking simple, yet significant steps to a more vibrant, healthier, longer life.
Fruits and vegetables typically have more nutrients with fewer calories than other less-healthy food choices, and eating a colorful variety may help you prevent heart disease, stroke and other illnesses.
From a kitchen point of view, fruits and vegetables are:
- Colorful and texture, they give “live” to your meals.
- Variety. They are available in a huge variety for every single season of the year so there’s always something new to try.
- Convenient as they come: fresh, frozen or dried.
- A nature treat and easy to grab for a snack.
- Delicious and fun to eat
Enjoy National Eating Healthy Day with your family making a healthy recipe with tons of vegetables and have fruit as a dessert, such as an avocado green tea popsicle, a recipe from National Eating Healthy Day’s national recipe host, Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®.
Chef Hamlet Garcia can be followed via Facebook or at @chefhamletg.
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