Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Mango Season

The mango is commonly known as the "king of fruit" due to its abundance of nutrients. Mangoes are a great source of vitamin C (antioxidant), carotenoids (vitamin A- eye health), fiber, vitamins and minerals. Get them while they are sweet, juicy and in season! Check out a mango avocado salsa receipe. Mango Avocado Salsa Ingredients: 2 ripe mango, chopped 1/2 ripe avocado, chopped 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1 small jalapeno, diced (or less) Handful of cilantro, chopped 1/2-1 lime (the juice) Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl, season to taste. Eat Well, Live Well

Hemp Seeds

Hemp seed or hemp hearts (the shelled hemp seeds) have many health benefits and can be added to a variety of food items. Hemp seeds are a great plant-based source of protein (about 10 grams in 3 tablespoons), it contains an ideal balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, and it is packed with vitamins and minerals. Sprinkle hemp hearts on your salad or yogurt, bake it into your granola or mix it into your smoothie. Eat Well, Live Well Learn more about hemp seeds here:

We Love Strawberries

Summer time is around the corner which means some of my favorite fruit will be in season, like strawberries! Strawberries are a good source of fiber and also contains antioxidants, like vitamin C and phenolic compounds, which fights inflammation and free radicals in our cells. Eat Well, Live Well. Pic from

Wild Rice

Ever had wild rice? If not, try something new this week! Wild rice has a nutty/earthy flavor and is a great side dish or added to soups or salads. Wild rice contains about 6.5 grams protein, 35gm carbs, 3gm fiber and 160 calories in one serving (less calories and more protein than white or brown rice). Eat Well, Live Well

Food Outbreak Awareness

An outbreak of E.coli poisoning linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona has infected at least 98 people from 22 states so fara this month. E.coli is an infection that causes diarrhea and vomiting and the infection can be mild to life-threatening. Are you aware of how to stay up to date on food and health-related outbreaks? The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has a section on their website regarding current and past outbreaks to keep the public informed on the status of such outbreaks. This is a great resource for those who are concerned about how an outbreak may effect their wellbeing. The most effective way to prevent contracting a foodborne illness from leafy greens t

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