Blog Punch of Nutrition in Fall Produce

A Punch of Nutrition in Fall Produce

Fall produce packs a healthy punch of nutrition. There are many fruits and veggies available this time of year that can add tasty and nutritious sides to your meals. Flu season is also upon us. That means more hand washing and being sure we are armed with antioxidants for a stronger immune system to stay well. Many antioxidants are found …

Blog Fall Produce to Stay Strong

Fall Produce to Stay Strong

The weather is changing and the grocery stores fruit and veggie stands are changing colors. You are now seeing more orange, red and green colors as the fall produce has entered the stands. Now is the time of year that the acorn and butternut squash appear along with pumpkins. For even more color and flavor, you will see radishes, spinach, …

Blog Ways to Include Fruits and Veggies

Ways to Include Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and veggies provide a multitude of vitamins such as A, C and K. They also provide minerals such as folate, potassium, magnesium and phytochemicals which may help lower inflammation. Overall, eating these is linked to a lower risk of many chronic diseases. Many of us still struggle to get these foods into our daily food intake even though they …

Blog Protein in the Vegetarian Diet

Protein in the Vegetarian Diet

Those following a vegetarian diet do have nutritional concerns; however protein is not typically one of them. Before going further I would like to clarify the difference in vegan and vegetarian. They are different. A vegan lifestyle involves more than food. Animal products or anything derived from an animal are not used. This includes clothing or products made from an …

Blog Eating On Sanibel Island

Eating on Sanibel Island

The beauty and magic of Sanibel Island is more than a getaway to warm weather during the cold winter months.  The sandy, shell filled beach along the Gulf of Mexico and coconut trees is only a beginning.  My journey started by being picked up at the airport by a friend.  Our first stop was the Trico Seafood Market just off …

Blog-Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Saturated Fat and Heart Disease

Limiting foods that are high in saturated fats and eating healthy foods is a way we can help decrease our chances of getting heart disease.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women.  Someone with diabetes is two to four more times likely to develop heart disease than people without diabetes.  Foods that are high in …