Posts Tagged "antioxidants"

November Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Nov 2, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

November Monthly Morsels

Spaghetti Squash By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern Cheap, easy to prepare, versatile, gluten free, and guilt free. These are just some of the many ways to portray spaghetti squash. This yellow, oval shaped squash gets its name because of the way its flesh separates after being cooked into yellow strands resembling spaghetti. At only 42 calories per cup, compared to a cup of regular pasta which contains over 200 calories, it is certainly worth hearing more about this interesting...

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September Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

September Monthly Morsels

Pom Power By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   They are the small glistening, crimson, crunchy arils that make the pomegranate fruit so distinctive. This unique fruit is not only impressive in its looks, but in its nutritional profile as well.   One serving of pomegranate seeds provides considerable amounts of vitamin C, which is necessary for a healthy immune system, and vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting. Although high on the sugar content for fruits, pomegranates...

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A Whole Latte Love during National Coffee Month

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

A Whole Latte Love during National Coffee Month

Oh boy, do I love the month of August. Why do you ask? Because it’s National Coffee Month!  Thomas Jefferson once said, “The coffee bean is to become the favorite beverage of the civilized world.” And he was right.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), coffee is the second most-traded commodity, globally, behind oil.  Over 83% of adults drink coffee in the U.S., which is why it makes sense coffee is celebrated during an entire month!   Whether your go-to coffee...

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Get Berry Excited this July

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Get Berry Excited this July

July is National Berry Month, so what better way to celebrate than learn all about the benefits of berries and different ways to incorporate them into your daily eating pattern?   Berries, like blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain a wide variety of antioxidants, which can help in preventing cancer. They are very nutrient dense without being high in calories and contain natural sugars so they are a healthy alternative to sugary treats.   Berries can be very versatile so...

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Cool Down with Some Iced Tea

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Cool Down with Some Iced Tea

It’s National Iced Tea Month!  There is nothing like a refreshing glass of cold iced tea on a hot summer’s day, which is why June is a perfect time to celebrate.  Iced Tea is a summertime staple and does a great job quenching your thirst. Besides being refreshing, tea has many health benefits and can be enjoyed at any time! If you are not a tea drinker, you may just want to start drinking some!   Lets Have a Tea Party   Green tea and black tea are full of antioxidants that help...

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