Eat Your Way to Wellness with Berries

Dietary surveys reveal that berry-rich diets are associated with: healthy body weight, a reduction in risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and improvements in mood and cognitive function. 

The health benefits of berries are well known so it is surprising that berry consumption remains low. On average, a person living in the United States consumes a mere one tablespoon of berries per week.

The bottom line is that berries are rich in nutrients that support overall health and wellbeing. We need to eat more of them.

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Snacks that Increase Energy and Mental Focus

Nutrition and eating healthfully have a direct impact on your energy, motivation, and productivity. To keep energy levels up, eat nutrient dense snacks at regular intervals throughout the day—about two hours before, and two hours after a meal. A nutrient-dense snack provides: protein, healthy fat, fiber, and about 150 calories. The following snacks will silence cravings and keep you from overeating in the evening.

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Cooking Techniques Improve the Flavor of Kale and other Dark Leafy Greens

Kale is a nutrient-dense, leafy green vegetable that is a good source of calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, C, E and K. Leafy greens could be a stellar addition to your lifestyle. Unfortunately many of us (children and adults alike) refuse to eat them. Why? Kale and other dark green vegetables (like broccoli and collards) have a bitter flavor and traditional cooking methods often do not improve meal-time appeal.

Read more to discover techniques that improve the flavor of kale and other bitter greens. 

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