Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Dirty Dozen January 18, 2011

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Brain Health and Strawberries July 19, 2010

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Time to hit the farmers market and pick up some strawberries. Here is a great article:

 

Spring Spring Spring April 15, 2010

Got to love the season of Spring! Time to hit the farmers market and pick up a few of these ‘in season’ fruits and veggeies! Remember how important it is to support your local farmers market. With out farms we wouldn’t have fresh food.

To find a farmers market near you just google ‘farmers market’ and your city name. If you live in CA check this site out: http://www.cafarmersmarkets.com/index.cfm

 What’s in season?

Asparagus: A good source of vitamins C and A, you’ll often find it roasted as a side dish.  Skip the sauces that often come with it to keep it light.

Spinach: This versatile vegetable can be found in anything from omelets to soups to salads and everything in between.  It is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium and vitamins A and C. Request spinach in place of iceberg lettuce to get even more of a good thing.

Sugar Snap Peas: An excellent source of vitamin C, look for this sweet and crisp greens in Asian foods, such as a spicy stir-fry.  Ask for the sauce on the side and add sparingly to really enjoy the flavor of these sweet, seasonal treats.

Strawberries: These good sources of fiber are easy to enjoy on their own or as part of almost any kind of dish.  Your favorite restaurant may incorporate them into smoothies, salads, or fresh fruit bowls.  Look for dishes that let the strawberry’s flavor shine through without added sugar.

Cherries: Like strawberries, these national favorites are a good source of fiber as well as vitamin C and can be used in a variety of dishes.  Look for them fresh or dried, and if you can’t resist the pie, make sure you share the slice with friends!

(Healthy Dining Newsletter)

 

Cookies vs. Bananas and Strawberries February 19, 2009

When we eat, we want to choose foods that are high in nutrient density. This means eating the foods that give you the highest amount of nutrients for the least amount of energy (calories). Assume we had 3 cookies in one cookiesbananas-and-strawberriesbowl and a banana and strawberries in another bowl and each bowl consisted of 150 calories. As you might conclude the bananas and strawberries are far more nutrient dense and supplies us with more nourishment per calorie.

 I believe eating more nutrient dense foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, brown rice…) is a better way to live. If we were to eat 2000 calories a day and it was filled with fast food, soda and candy we are going to be overweight and unhealthy. If we were to eat 2000 calories consisting of whole grains, fruits and vegetable, we would be healthier and have more energy. Some might think calories are just calories, but they aren’t. Sugar, fast food and processed products don’t offer any real nutrition leaving us tired and hungry for more. Eating fruits, vegetable and whole grains we are more likely to have more energy and feel fuller longer.

I challenge you for one week to take all the processed foods out of your life and eat more nutrient dense foods. Take note of how you feel and how much energy you have.

 

 
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