July 2014 Newsletter

 

Fresh Berries, Essential to Healthy Eating and Weight Management

Sweet-tart berries deliver fiber, vitamin C and are generally low in carbohydrates and calories and high in water, fresh berries are a diabetes-friendly fruit that's also ideal for weight management. Berries are a perfect pick for healthy eating. If you aren't able to eat them all, remember you can Freeze fresh berries immediately or store unwashed in the refrigerator for three to six days. Berries are perfect as a snack, added to yogurt, smoothies or cereal, tossed into a salad or relished as dessert. Ideal for adding color and intense flavor to any plate, berries' nutritional benefits are undeniable.

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The Mediterranean Diet, Food for Thought

It’s generally accepted that people living in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat and sugars and high in produce, nuts, and other healthful foods. Greeks eat differently from Italians, who eat differently from the French and Spanish. But they share many common understandings. Their diets emphasize fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and flavorful herbs and spices; eating fish and seafood at least a couple of times a week; enjoying poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation; and saving sweets and red meat for special occasions.

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The Boost You Need Without Coffee and Energy Drinks

Put down the coffee pot. There are other great options for an instant energy upgrade it just take a bit of know-how and planning ahead. The key to beating the dreaded afternoon slump is being prepared with healthy snacks on-hand, specifically, foods with carbs for quick energy, and that are high in fiber, protein, and/or healthy fats to provide longer-lasting energy, without the jolt of caffeine. A lot of times, when we're crashing in the middle of the day, we're simply hungry What you need is carbs, that's the bottom line. To learn about the 8 snacks that pack a true energy punch: read the full article.

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