Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Food Waste, Big Problem

Food waste is a big issue in America, and according to a study by researchers at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, Americans throw out 150,000 tons of food each day (about one pound of food per person). The study also found that the majority of foods discarded are fruits and vegetables (followed by dairy products then meats). Here are some tips to prevent food waste: - Buy frozen items; they will last longer. You can also buy fresh foods and then freeze what is not used. - Do NOT buy in bulk, unless you intend to use it timely. - Make a soup, stew or stir fry with vegetables before they go bad. - Place fruits and vegetable and other foods that spoil quickly in the front of the refrig

Smoothie Cooler

When you have a craving for something cool and sweet during warm weather, opt for a fruit smoothie or shake. This is a great way to feed your body wholesome nutrients and to keep cool. Eat Well, Live Well

Iron Sources

Adequate iron intake is important for forming red blood cells which carry oxygen through the body. . Good sources of iron include : meat, tofu, spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, nuts, baked potato, cooked beans, fortified cereals, dried aprioct/raisins and supplements. . Vitamin C has shown to be beneficial in assisting with iron absorption; so some orange slices with your iron containing food is a great idea! Coffee, tea and calcium/calcium rich foods has shown to hinder absorption. Eat Well, Live Well *pic credit: *

Almond Joy

Almonds are a great crunchy snack that is a good source of plant protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. . One ounce of almonds (about 20-24 pieces) has 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs (including 3 grams of fiber), and 13 grams of unsaturated fat. . Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium which is a mineral in our body with many responsibilities including: glusoce control, energy production and metabolism and blood pressure management to name a few! . Almonds are also a great source of Vitamin E- an antioxidant and manganese- important in bone health, metabolism and antioxidant production. Eat Well, Live Well.

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