Healthy Eating! Get your DNA based Fitness and Nutrition Plan because June is Fruit and Vegetables Month!
A lot of people are trying to eat a more plant-based diet and moving away from the consumption of meat products. There are a number of benefits to be gained from eating more fruits and vegetables:
- Great source of fiber! Fiber is necessary for good digestion and gut health. Some great high-fiber choices are broccoli, cauliflower, raspberries, apples, and pumpkins.
- Packed full of vitamins and minerals! They are a great source of Vitamins A, C, and E, as well as magnesium, folic acid, and zinc. Sweet potatoes, avocados, prunes and bananas are a source for potassium which is an important mineral.
- Tend to be low-fat! Most fruits and vegetables are low in fat and calories. So if you can avoid drowning them in creamy dressings and dips, you can eat a lot of them.
- Zero cholesterol! Cholesterol is one of the biggest problems with a meat-based diet. If your doctor has told you to watch your cholesterol, you can eat all the fruit and vegetables you want!
- Helps fight cancer! They contain phytochemicals that fight against cancer. Some particularly powerful vegetables are broccoli, collards, and cabbage.
If you have decided to eat a more healthy diet, but are confused by all the different choices out there. So many fad diets and options. IPE Screening has a DNA-based fitness and nutrition plan available. This plan will be unique to you, based on your DNA. It will tell you what foods are best for you to eat and which ones to avoid to achieve optimal results with your eating plan. No appointment necessary. Drop by today and get started on the road to more healthy eating.
Eating healthy can get expensive. Fresh fruits and vegetables tend to have a pretty short shelf life. Here are a few tips to help make your fresh produce last just a bit longer.
- Do not store your fruits and vegetables together. Fruits give off a chemical that causes vegetables to ripen quicker when they are stored together. If there are two crisper bins in your refrigerator, put veggies in one and fruit in the other.
- The exception to this rule is potatoes. If you store an apple in with your potatoes, it will prevent the potatoes from sprouting those annoying roots and make them last longer.
- If you cut up your celery and carrots into sticks and put them in a mason jar full of water in the fridge, they will last up to two weeks.
- You can loosely wrap washed collards in a tea towel and store in the refrigerator. This will keep them crisp for longer.
- You can revive limp Kale by cutting off the ends of the stalk and putting them in a glass or jar of cold water, like flowers.
- Washing fresh strawberries with diluted white vinegar will prolong their life by at least a week.
In addition to the DNA-based fitness and nutrition plan, IPE Screening has a number of tests available to help you monitor your progress toward a healthier lifestyle with your dietary changes. There are tests to monitor sugar levels. Especially helpful if diabetes runs in your family or you have been told you are pre-diabetic.
Tests are available to monitor various important bodily functions like your heart, liver, and kidneys.
Drop by the office today to discuss how IPE Screening can help you improve your health by providing you with the knowledge of how your body is functioning or responding to changes you have made. No doctors, insurance, or appointments are required!