Daily Wellness Tip-To ward off strokes, eat more fruits

Daily Wellness Tip-To ward off strokes, eat more fruits
To ward off strokes, eat more fruits.  A large Danish study found that people who ate the most fruit had a 40% lower risk of ischemic stroke, the most common type, compared to those who ate little fruit.  Citrus fruits were most protective.  The likely protective elements in these foods are vitamin C and flavonoid pigments, plus an array of...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Check out broccoli

Daily Wellness Tip-Check out broccoli
Check out broccoli. It’s a powerhouse of nutrition.  One cup of chopped broccoli supplies the daily requirement of vitamin C, plus beta carotene (and other carotenoids), niacin, calcium, thiamin, vitamin E, and 25% of your daily fiber needs.  Not only that, but other substances in broccoli, such as sulforaphane, may also protect against cancer.  All this for only 30 calories. ...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-High-fiber foods can help you lose a little weight

Daily Wellness Tip-High-fiber foods can help you lose a little weight
High-fiber foods can help you lose a little weight.  Not only are they filling and nutritious, but their fiber reduces the number of calories your body absorbs from the meal.  A USDA study found that women who double their daily fiber intake from 12 to 24 grams absorb about 90 fewer calories a day from fat and protein, on average;...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Try barley

Daily Wellness Tip-Try barley
Try barley. It is the best source of beta glucan, a soluble fiber known to lower cholesterol. It also contains another soluble fiber called pectin, along with iron, selenium, zinc, and some B vitamins. Look for hulled barley, which retains its nutrient- and fiber-rich bran. Though its bran has been removed, pearled barley is still a good source of beta...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Get the most nutrients from your baked potato

Daily Wellness Tip-Get the most nutrients from your baked potato
To get the most nutrients from your baked potato, eat the potato skin.  Ounce for ounce, the skin has far more fiber, iron, potassium, and B vitamins than the flesh. The only reason to avoid the skin is if the potato has a greenish tinge.  That’s chlorophyll, a sign that the potato has been exposed to too much light after...Read More