Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Hydration Tip

Stay hydrated during these hot months to prevent heat stress/stroke and to keep your body function properly. Water, infused water, iced tea/coffee, or earing juicy fruit like watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, citrus or peaches are all great ways to stay hydrated! Eat Well, Live Well Picture: dgiwire.com

Peachy

Enjoy a peach before the summer season is over! Peaches are a great source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium (a mineral that is involved in many bodily functions like fluid balance, heart beat regulation, muscle contraction, and metabolism) Peaches are a great snack on their own or a sweet topping on a salad. Eat Well, Live Well image: precisionnutrition.com

Mindful Buffet Tips

Buffets are tempting as there are many unlimited options in one place. Though you CAN eat every item in a buffet, you really don't NEED to. Here are some things to consider when buffet-ing: - Take a Tour: look at all of the options available before you start stacking your plate with too many things that may go to waste. Decide what you really want. - Small Portions: start with small portions, especially the high calorie foods. Starting with small portions will give you a taste of different things and then you can decide what is worth going for seconds. - Don't go Starved: this is self explanatory- you will be more likely to overeat. - Make Compromises: if you decide to have soda as a beverag

Colorful Veggies

I love vegetables! They are soo good for you (low in calories, high in fiber, many vitamins, mineral, phytonutrients/antioxidants), and they are cheap- especially if purchased frozen--less waste. Eat a variety of veggies to get the most benefit. The veggies in this picture were a part of a delish burrito bowl that included beans, quinoa, and guacamole. Eat Well, Live Well

Salad Revamped

Add some sauteed veggies to your salad to take your salad up a notch. Warmed and seasoned veggies add texture to your salad and it provides extra nutrients and fiber, yay! Plus, no salad dressing is needed as a natural "dressing" will come from the saute liquid. Sauteed mushrooms are my favorite as it gives a tender/meaty component to my salad. Eat Well, Live Well Pic: joyofkosher.com Add some sauteed veggies to your salad to take your salad up a notch. Warmed and seasoned veggies add texture to your salad and it provides extra nutrients and fiber, yay! Plus, no salad dressing is needed as a natural "dressing" will come from the saute liquid. Sauteed mushrooms are my favorite as it gives a t

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