Posts Tagged Nutrition

Energy Boosters

Most of my clients have heard me say, in response to which produce is better, “we need ALL the vegetables and fruits, because they work together.” It is also common for me to mention, “it is very important we do not look down upon any of the vegetables or fruits, especially potatoes.” This time of year can be difficult to sustain our energy levels. Thus, the more reason to seek out some of the simplest solutions….more color on your plate! Like the Jay Mankita song, “Eat like a Rainbow.”

Colors on your plate:  
Each color is produced by a different phytochemical that has a benefit for your body.

Green – Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Cabbage
(Increased production of enzymes that clear toxins from the body)

Yellow – Corn, Wax Beans, Arugula, Artichoke, Collards
(Phytochemicals accumulate in the eyes to prevent macular degeneration.)

Red – Pink Grapefruit, Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Watermelon
(Contain Lycopene, which protects us against prostate and breast cancer.)

Orange – Apricots, Carrots, Winter Squash, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Oranges
(Containt Vitamin A – good for your eyes, bones, and immune system.)

Blue & Purple – Blackberries, Blueberries, Eggplant, Radishes, Grapes, Cranberries
(Full of antioxidants for your heart and your brain.)

May your plates be full with color!

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Touch the Ground! Earth Day 2010


Green Tips for Earth Day 2010!
By Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN

Earth day is a great opportunity to engage in small change to improve your health and the environment. Whether you have a chronic illness or would like to prevent diabetes, heart disease or cancer, check out these green tips to support your overall health goals.

1. Buy locally made products.
2. Buy vegetables and fruits that are in season.
3. Ride a bike.
4. Walk, jog, or run.
5. Bring your own bags to the grocery store. Given a choice between plastic and paper, opt for paper.
6. Start compost in your back yard or on your rooftop.
7. Consider organic cleaning products like vinegar, borax, and baking soda.
8. Teach kids about the environment.
9. Reuse. Plastic food containers make good crayon and marker holders.
10. Learn about threats to ocean life and help Greenpeace take action: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/campaigns/oceans/threats.

This article was featured in The Market newsletter!

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Are you Braggin?

Check Bragg out!

Ingredients:

Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized and 5% acidity. Contains the amazing Mother of Vinegar which occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules.

Information:

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is made from delicious, healthy, organically grown apples. Processed and bottled in accordance with USDA guidelines, it is Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers and Oregon Tilth; and is Kosher Certified. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is full of zesty natural goodness. It’s a wholesome way to add delicious flavor to salads, veggies, most foods, and even sprinkle over popcorn.

Apple Cider Vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities.

INTERNAL BENEFITS: EXTERNAL BENEFITS:
•Rich in enzymes & potassium
•Support a healthy immune system
•Helps control weight
•Promotes digestion & ph Balance
•Helps soothe dry throats
•Helps remove body sludge toxins
•Helps maintain healthy skin
•Helps promote youthful, healthy bodies
•Soothes irritated skin
•Relieves muscle pain from exercise

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The Everything Healthy College Cookbook!


The Everything Healthy College Cookbook is now available!

Dear Reader,

Throughout my experience as a registered dietitian, certified in adult weight management and owner of Delicious Living Nutrition, I have discovered there is a strong need for nutritional guidance, especially among the student population. College life brings challenges: between class schedules, independent meals, and having a social life, it can be difficult to think of eating for energy. After seeing many of my teenaged patients getting ready to head off to college within the next year and seeing their parents’ look of fright, it was clear there should be more simple tools to give students about surviving, from a nutritional standpoint, while at college.

Looking back on my college days at the University of Massachusetts in
Amherst, I wish there had been more guidance around nutrition for me and my friends to follow. I remember trying many new fad diets we heard about instead of learning more about basic nutrition. I now know I would have felt better, had more energy, my weight wouldn’t have fluctuated, and my studying would have been improved if I had just learned to eat healthy. Basically your typical should-have, could-have, would-have scenario!

My hope for this book is that it will give you an abundance of ideas for
what to eat that is delicious, easy to make, and gives you the energy you need. As you read through the recipes, you’ll be able to understand small changes you can apply everyday that will improve your college experience.

Yours in good health,
Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN

EMAIL NICOLE FOR YOUR COPY:
nicole@DeliciousLivingNutrition.com

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