Almonds…One Healthy NUT!!!

The almond contains about 26 percent carbohydrates, 12 percent of which are dietary fiber.  About 20 percent of a raw almond is made up of high-quality protein, containing essential amino acids. An ounce of almonds, which equates to about 25 …

BLUEBERRIES: A TINY GEM RICH IN FIBER & ANTIOXIDANTS

Blueberries are popular around the world not only for their good tastes but also because they provide numerous health benefits for people. They have repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all …

GREEK YOGURT – A PROTEIN POWER SOURCE!

With the versatility and nutritional benefits of Greek yogurt, it has become a great source of protein and an excellent replacement to regular yogurt. Regular yogurt provides 5 grams of protein per 6-ounce serving, while Greek yogurt provides up to …

Ch-ch-ch-chia…seeds that is!

Who knew the world would transition from laughing at the funny Chia Pets as gag gifts, to now, incorporating the seeds from the same chia plant to enhance our health. Who knew? Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that …

Avocados – Good Fats & Heart Health

Avocados are a tropical fruit that originated in Mexico; today there are more than 30 varieties and hybrids cultivated world-wide. The fruit has a leathery green skin with a pebbly texture that turns black as the fruit ripens. Because of …

CINNAMON – THE EVERYTHING NICE SPICE

Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It is one of the oldest spices known to man. Its uses and benefits have been documented as early as 2700 B.C. throughout China, Europe and Egypt. …

GREENS – NUTRIENT RICH AND FAT BURNING BOOST

Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many …

BEANS – A SOLID SOURCE OF PROTEIN, FIBER, & IRON!

Beans are a healthy source of protein that comes in many varieties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, advises consumers to include beans in their regular diet as a healthy source of plant-based protein. While they may not be …

BROCCOLI – A NUTRIENT-RICH VEGETABLE!

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy. Broccolo, its Italian name, means “cabbage sprout.” Broccoli’s name is derived from the Latin word brachium, which means branch or arm, …

Bananas = A High Energy Power Fruit

Wonderfully sweet with firm and creamy flesh, bananas come prepackaged in their own yellow jackets and are available for harvest throughout the year. The banana plant grows 10 to 26 feet and belongs to the same family as the lily …


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