Posts Tagged "fiber"

4 Reasons to Shop Seasonal to Shop Smart!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

4 Reasons to Shop Seasonal to Shop Smart!

Did you know that buying seasonal produce not only saves you money, but also allows you to prepare the best and freshest meals? Even if you do not have access to a local farmer’s market, you can still get a more nutritious bang for your buck when purchasing fruits and vegetables that are in season.   4 Smart Reasons to Purchase Seasonal Produce   Lower Cost: Fruits and vegetables that are in season can be mass harvested, thus lowering the cost of the overall crop. In addition,...

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Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

January is National Fiber Focus Month.  What better way to start the New Year than to learn about the benefits of fiber and how you can eat more fiber!   Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk.  It comes from starch from plant and your body cannot break it down into usable energy for your body.  Instead, fiber helps regulate bowel movements, decrease blood glucose and cholesterol levels, and increase satiety, thus regulating weight.   Types of...

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Stay Warm with a Bowl of Soup

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Stay Warm with a Bowl of Soup

Soup makes the perfect meal during the cold, winter months because of the warm and comforting feeling it provides.  One of the greatest things about soup is it’s a quick and easy meal that is full of healthy ingredients such as vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and lean proteins.   Nowadays, it is easy to pick up a can of premade soup for a quick easy meal, but it is no doubt that soup is healthier and more delicious when made from home.  You can also make a large batch that will last...

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Oat-tastic Muffins for Breakfast

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Oat-tastic Muffins for Breakfast

Today, muffins come in many different varieties. There are blueberry, chocolate chip, bran, corn and of course, oatmeal muffins. Over the years, muffins have received a bad rap for their high sugar content and low nutritional value. But they’re not all that way!   Fresh baked oatmeal muffins are actually a great way to start your day.  You can enjoy the health benefits of oatmeal in a way that’s different from the traditional bowl of oatmeal for breakfast.  These muffins are also an...

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December Monthly Morsels

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

December Monthly Morsels

Buckwheat By Charna Sheinfeld,  Nutrition Intern   Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat is not only unrelated to wheat, it is not even part of the grain family. Buckwheat is considered a fruit seed, making it an ideal substitute grain for those with wheat or gluten sensitivities. Buckwheat is produced widely in Russia and Poland, and therefore is a big part of traditional fare. Additionally, noodles made from buckwheat, known as soba noodles, play a large role in Japanese and other Asian...

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