Tagged: Vegetables

From Joan Salge Blake:

According from the latest CDC report, we are not spending enough time shopping in the produce aisle, as over 75% of Americans are not eating the minimum recommended 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. This dietary shortfall may partially explain why over 65% of Americans are overweight. Snacking on low calorie, high fiber, fruits […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Americans at LARGE Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently took the vital signs of Americans and declared that more needs to be done to combat obesity. Currently, 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Excess body fat increases your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes — all major killers of Americans. […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 6: Be part of the solution Be sure to practice what you preach at your own party. Limit the number of hors d’oeuvres you serve and keep them as healthful as possible. Choose fresh veggies and sliced fruit instead of cheese and crackers. Serve dinner early and choose a lean entree such as […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 4: Stuff yourself before you go If the dinner party invitation says cocktails start at 7 pm, this probably means that dinner won’t be served until Dave Letterman is delivering his monologue. As the evening wears on, even the wallpaper will start to look tasty. In this ravenous state you are likely to […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

Tip No. 1: Eat Off Grandma’s China Talk about portion distortion. According to research, the surface area of a typical dinner plate has increased by 36% since 1960. Let’s face it: The bigger the plate, the more food you are likely to heap on and eat. Tip: Use Grandma’s dinner plates at your supper and […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“A new research study, hot-off-the presses, has shown that conventionally grown produce is as nutritious as organic fruits and veggies. This is good news as a well-balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, no matter how they are grown, is your best defense in fighting heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes….all major […]