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Use fruits in all meals to improve your nutrition! Did you know that adding color to your meals will help you live a longer, healthier life? Colorful fruits and vegetables can paint a beautiful picture of health because they contain phytonutrients, compounds that give plants their rich colors as well as their distinctive tastes and aromas. Learn more!
Eating the whole pumpkin seed provides fiber and an excellent source of zinc from the shell, or the hull. Just like sunflower seeds the shell can be eaten, but the kernel is the tastiest. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, 1 ounce (28 grams) of pumpkin seeds (kernel/pepita) provides approximately 126 calories, 5.3 grams of protein, 5.5 grams of fat mainly from unsaturated sources, 15 grams of carbohydrates, and 5 grams of total dietary fiber.
The best way to get all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need is to eat various colorful fruits and veggies. Blue &Purple produce contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins which are beneficial for many health benefits like your heart. Add color to your plate and give purple and blue fruits and veggies a try!
It’s Heart Health month! Have you heard about those healthy fats that should be included in our diets but not sure where to get them? Try some of these sources below to include heart healthy fats into your day! #HeartHealthy #healthyfats #hearthealthmonth #omega3s #hearthealthyfoods
Nutrient Dense Diet: A regular diet with a variety of beneficial nutrients to aid in a person’s health. Our immune system can be supported by a regular nutrient dense diet. See the graphic below to learn about the different nutrients that support our immune system as well as sources for each nutrient!
Canned vegetables and beans are a great way to include cheap, nutrient-dense foods in your eating pattern. However, many people think they are bad. Why is this? Sodium! Many canned foods have sodium in them because it helps preserve the food. In just a couple of steps, you can reduce the sodium of your canned beans and other canned vegetables. Head to our website for directions!
Canned goods are convenient because they are typically readily available and they last a long time on your shelves at home! Picking the right canned goods for a healthy diet can be a bit more challenging than just grabbing and going. Here are some common labels on canned goods that can help you make smart decisions about what you’re buying! Head to the Dinner Tonight website to learn more about labels & sodium in canned goods.