Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Try Grilled Fruit This Summer

Grilled fresh fruit like peaches, pineapple, nectarines, strawberries and watermelon give your fruit a uniquely sweet, caramelized and complex flavor. Grilled fruit are great on their own, mixed in a salad, or topped with ice cream on a warm summer day. (SIDE NOTE: soak wooden skewers in water for at least 1/2 hour before adding fruit to prevent the skewer from burning). Eat Well, Live Well.

Possible Health Decline In Only 2 Weeks

A new study revealed that two weeks of inactivity/decreased physical activity increases one's risk of muscle mass loss and body fat gain. These changes in the body can trigger metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This is why it is important to not only get physical activity daily but to also incorporate physical activity through out your day (like a taking a walking break at work or taking the stairs instead the elevator) Learn more at https://consumer.healthday.com/fitness-information-14/misc-health-news-265/just-2-weeks-on-the-couch-can-trigger-body-s-decline-722778.html and https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/ageing-and-chronic-disease/news/articles/just-2-weeks-of-inactivit

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are healthy fats that are found in fish, nuts, flaxseeds, and soy products (like edamame). Research suggests that adequate consumption of Omega 3 Fatty Acids may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and improve brain and memory function. Learn more by visiting the link below. http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/types-of-vitamins-and-nutrients/what-are-omega-3-fatty-acids

Walk Or Run For Cardio Health

Research has shown that walking briskly or jogging are benefical for cardiovascular health. Both exercises have shown to lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Learn more by clicking the photo above. Eat Well, Live Well.

For The Juice Lovers

For the juice lovers... Diluting your favorite juice with water not only increases hydration but also decreases your intake of sugar and calories. This is also a smart behavior for children to adopt so they become accustomed to beverages that are less sweet. Eat Well, Live Well

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