#TipTuesday : Eat cherry tomatoes It’s the season to take advantage of this all-star vegetable. These sweet and luscious little cherries are simply a must during the spring and summer months. They are extremely low in calories, yet are a rich source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes are most notable for their lutein and lycopene content. Lutein boosts eye health and lycopene protects against prostate cancer.
Eat Garlic! Did you know that April 19th is National Garlic Day? Garlic is a virtual medicine chest of heart healthy ingredients and is a leading player in the Mediterranean Diet—proven to both prevent and reverse heart disease. #nutritiontip #healthyliving #FTLynnfield
Eat bananas! The most popular fruit in the world should be a daily treat in your diet. Bananas are packed with two notable nutrients: fiber and potassium. Potassium is the super-mineral known to help you keep blood pressure at a healthy level. #NutritionTip #FTLynnfield #HealthyLiving #healthyeating #food
It’s spring—eat some snap peas! Yep…they are in season and they are sweet and delicious and super low in calories. Sugar snap, snow or pod peas—all are filled with fiber, B-vitamins and iron—and all this for a mere 40 calories per cup! #NutritionTip #FTLynnfield #HealthyLiving #healthyeating #food
Eat watermelon! It’s June and baby it’s starting to get hot out there. Watermelon is perfect for quenching parched lips (90% of watermelon is water) as well as sprucing up your summer salads, drinks and even a watermelon steak grilled up on the Barbie! Sweet, crisp, oh so refreshing and juicy—at just 46 calories a cup this is one fruit to load up on this summer. #NutritionTip #FTLynnfield #HealthyLiving #healthyeating #food
#Nutrition Tip: Give kids water over sports drinks on the playing field If your kids are involved in athletics, give them water and fresh orange slices over sports drinks. Sugar-laden sports drinks are simply not necessary for the majority of child athletes. #FTLynnfield #Healthyeating #foodie #recipes
Eat Steel Cut Oatmeal! Did you know that October 29 is National Oatmeal Day? Oatmeal is a perfect heart-healthy breakfast food—a whole grain, oatmeal contains beta-glucan—a special cholesterol-lowering type of soluble fiber as well as avenanthramides—powerful antioxidants unique to oatmeal. #SaturdayFunday #FTLynnfield #nutrition #health #fitness
Try spring peas! Peas are a legume—the super-nutritious fiber-packed fruit (yes…it’s a fruit) that Americans simply do not eat enough of. Peas (and other legumes) are excellent sources of protein, calcium, vitamins and minerals, and are very cheap! #NutritionTip #FTLynnfield #HealthyLiving #healthyeating #food
Try red leaf lettuce! At a measly 7 calories per cup, red leaf lettuce is the best nutrition bargain out there. Red leaf contains the most vitamin A and other antioxidants of any other lettuce. It is high in lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and potassium. So next time you eat salad—go for the red leaf! #NutritionTip #FTLynnfield #HealthyLiving #healthyeating #food
Fitness Together Nutrition Tip: Nutrition Facts Label for Coconut Oil
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