All posts tagged Chronic disease prevention

A Creative Vegetarian Lifestyle

salad tomatoes avocados

A cabbage salad topped with tomatoes and avocados is tasty & filling.

Vegetarian + Creative = Wow!

My opinion about leading a vegetarian lifestyle has changed a lot over the past 10 years. I used to think it was very restrictive and, honestly, boring. But, not anymore. I now consider what so many call ‘plant based nutrition’ to be an exciting, flavorful, and nutritious way to go. I do still eat meat occasionally and seafood quite a bit – but, I love filling up my plate with colorful raw and cooked vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, too. It is amazing how the flavors pop!

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Summer Fruits are Nutrition Superheroes and Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe

Summer Fruit Parfait

A summer parfait is fresh, tasty and good for you!

Summer Fruits are Nutrition Superheroes & Easy Fruit Parfait Recipe

If you’re like me, you look forward to the drippy, sweet, juicy fruits of summer.  They come in so many varieties from blackberries and blueberries to plums, peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, and even figs. I can’t imagine not loving fresh, summer fruits and eating them every day. Can you?

Nutrition Superheroes

If you look at the nutrient density of summer fruits, you will see why I call them superheroes. They give us fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthier carbohydrates. Mostly because of their antioxidants like vitamins A and C, summer fruits help reduce inflammation in our bodies. And, summer fruits help strengthen our immune systems, too. You can’t beat that if you want to feel great and keep your heart healthy.

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Nutrition Pros Help Others Keep Their Hearts Healthy

Heart month

February is a month of the heart!

Happy Heart Month

May I be the first to wish everyone, Happy Heart Month! February is a month of the heart – from Valentine’s Day to Go Red for Women Day to dozens of American Heart Association Community Walks. Our childhood memories of February typically include exchanging Valentines at school as a way to our friends’ and teachers’ hearts. As adults, we begin to grasp the seriousness of heart disease when a family member or friend receives a diagnosis of an ailing heart.

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