We’ve turned the page on the calendar —the chocolate roses, truffles, heart-shaped foods and all that jazz are behind us. I’m not trying to dismiss February 14 as insignificant, but I do want to remind you that the heart is bigger than one day. I want you to give equal attention to keeping your heart healthy and adopting a lifestyle that will help keep it that way. My goal is to motivate you to go beyond slipping into something red and looking good on the outside, to consider
In looking at food trends for the coming year, Nielsen research indicates that ninety-one percent of people say they snack daily, and snacking is on the rise among all age groups and genders. And I am encouraged those folks are focusing more on snacks that are rich in nutrients like nuts, seeds and legumes–choices that earn high marks from me. These three foods are readily available nutrition powerhouses. They are excellent sources of protein, low in saturated fat and sodium;
I am always asked “How can I keep my energy up and eat less?” The quick answer in a nutshell focuses on the nutritious options of nuts. All nuts with the exception of peanuts are from the fruits of trees. Peanuts are actually legumes, growing as pods burrowed under the ground. Nuts are powerhouses of nutrients—they’re good for you but they can be high in fat and calories. The varieties at the top of the heap of health benefits include almonds, peanuts pistachios, and walnuts.