Month of December, 2008
Welcome to a new year, new YOU! Wed, 12/31/2008 - 03:52 - sarah
Hi! Welcome to my website! I hope you are learning some fun nutrition facts, and I hope to hear from you soon. Call me for the first step toward a new and better YOU! I look forward to helping you develop a new eating lifestyle designed specifically to meet your needs! Speaking of eating, you may have noticed all the different types of fruits on my website. You probably already know that fruit is packed full of nutrition, but below I have included some interesting things that you may not know about each of the fruits on my website! Enjoy and don’t forget to eat 5 fruits/vegetables everyday!
An apple a day really can keep the doctor away. The apple peel is packed with an antioxidant called quercetin, which may help to reduce the spread and growth of cancer cells as well as promote heart health.
Oranges are technically considered berries and are well known for their high levels of vitamin C, but oranges provide many more health-promoting nutrients including: potassium, folate, thiamin, magnesium, niacin, and even calcium!
Breakfast or Bust Wed, 12/31/2008 - 04:02 - sarah
This week’s nutrition tip is about eating breakfast. One of the number one nutrition mistakes that people make is eating little or no breakfast. This can cause your metabolism to slow down and make you feel low on energy. In fact, a study from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richland found that obese women who ate a 600 calorie breakfast shed about 40 pounds in 8 months, but those that ate a low-calorie breakfast only expereienced weight-loss of about 9 pounds. For a balanced and filling breakfast, try my Apple Pie Oatmeal below.
Apple Pie Oatmeal:
8oz. 100% Apple Juice
½ c. Old-fashioned oats
1 tbsp. Natrual dried cherries, chopped
1 tbsp. Chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground cloves
Pour apple juice into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in oats and cherries, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occassionally for about 5 minutes until all the liquid is absorped. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla cinnamon and ground cloves. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve with 8oz. Cold 1% or skim milk. Makes 1 serving.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Nutrition Facts: