Posts Tagged "antioxidants"

Eat the Colors of a Rainbow – in a Salad!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Eat the Colors of a Rainbow – in a Salad!

It’s National Salad Week! To me there’s no better way to get in my veggies than in a salad. Salads need not be boring iceberg lettuce and a couple of cucumber slices anymore. There are many different ways you can prepare a salad. It makes a great side or main dish and is refreshing, light fare during the summer’s heat.   Have you heard the expression “eat the rainbow?” It’s referring to the range of colors fruits and vegetables come in. Plants contain...

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Blueberries – A Small but Mighty Fruit

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Blueberries – A Small but Mighty Fruit

Don’t let the tiny size fool you, blueberries are jam packed with health benefits. This powerful fruit is actually categorized as a super food. Therefore, there’s no better way to showcase all that blueberries have to offer than by celebrating National Blueberry Month this July!   For years the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) worked with the USDA to have the month of July proclaimed as National Blueberry Month. In July 2003, the NABC was successful in their...

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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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