Summer 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Keep your Skin Healthy from the Inside Out! Celebrate National Men’s Health Week Proper Hydration During the Summer Months Enjoy Trail Mix Day this August, but Beware of Fat Traps! Freshen Up this Summer with some Tasty Fruits and Veggies Feature Food of the Month: Quinoa Recipe of the Month: Quinoa and…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition Guidelines

To help you get started on your new healthy outlook, follow these simple suggestions for eating healthy: Limit saturated fats. Aim for less than 7% of your total daily calories from saturated fat, and choose foods that will help keep your daily cholesterol intake under 300 milligrams. Get involved in some sort of physical activity…

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Food Sources of Lutein & Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in dark green and leafy vegetables, such as kale, collard greens, and turnip greens. They are also present in lesser amounts in corn, broccoli, green beans, peas, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, orange peppers, persimmons, kiwi, honeydew, and tangerines. Food Item Serving Size Lutein & Zeaxanthin (mg) Kale, cooked 1 cup…

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Spring 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month How Eating Breakfast Can Benefit Children The Link Between a Healthy Diet & Cancer The Best Foods for Spring Eat Your Way to a Good Night’s Sleep Feature Food of the Month: Figs Healthy Recipe: Fig and Oat Bars Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of…

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DASH Eating Plan

The meal pattern below is rich in low fat dairy foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and follows the DASH Meal Planning guidelines. For many people, following the DASH eating style can be an easy way to prevent or manage their high blood pressure. FOOD GROUP DAILY SERVINGS 1 SERVING EQUALS Milk and Dairy 2-3…

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Decorate your Plate with Fruits & Vegetables of the Rainbow

If you didn’t reach your fruit and vegetable goal yesterday, here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you for the days ahead: Swap your BLT sandwich for baked beans or grilled mushrooms and tomato on whole grain toast Include vegetables, such as baby spinach, in pasta sauces and risottos. Stir through at…

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Fruit and Veggies Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables from the colors of the rainbow. Every color represents different vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health—so eat up! Try to include dark, rich yellow, red, and orange colored fruits and vegetables to your daily meal plans. These are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients…

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