Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eat Green

The following is the text from an email my sister-in-law forwarded to me from the Nutrition Consultant & Wellness Coordinator at her workplace, Dynasplint.  Perfect follow up to yesterday's "Wearing O'the Green."  Thanks for sharing Lori.

"We all know green is the color to symbolize St. Patrick's Day. This year, instead of dying your eggs, milk, and other foods green, why not try and see how many 'green' fruits and vegetables you can add to your day!?

Green foods are full of healthy vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. The possibilities are endless...spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, avocado, green apples, kiwifruit, asparagus, green beans, green Bell peppers, green grapes, zucchini, cucumbers, and more!

Try to add green to your soups, salad, sandwiches, or casseroles. Snack green! Load your plate with high fiber choices such as broccoli or spinach. Grab veggies high in vitamin K for bone health; choose vegetables such as asparagus, spinach, kale, or collard greens. Add avocado to your diet for a great source of vitamin E and a boost to help lower your cholesterol with the help of the monounsaturated fats. Snack on green apples to aid in digestion and heart health.

Whatever your choice of green, go for it! Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day, the healthy way!

-tips from the American Dietetic Association

Casey Hepburn, Nutrition Consultant & Wellness Coordinator
Stretch Beyond Your Expectations. ®  www.dynasplint.com"

Picture from http://www.dietspan.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/green-vegetables-300x300.jpg

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