Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Glorious Summer Greens


Summer brings a lot of fantastic things with it, but one of the healthiest for those of us in the colder climates is more fresh food. The growing season has started and is shifting into full gear. Keep your eyes open for these foods to help your summer be absolutely luscious.

Glorious Greens

Most of my clients who have worked with me individually have experienced learning how to use greens for the benefit of their individual body. Green vegetables are the food most missing in modern diets. Nutritionally, greens are very high in calcium (120 -190 mg per cup!) They're also high in magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and they are a power house for Vitamin A, C, E and K. Believe it or not, they are also crammed high with fiber, folic acid, chlorophyll and many other micro-nutrients and phyto-chemicals - you just can't get any better than this. For summer, however, here are two to really take advantage of:

1) Lovage - according to K'Eogh, an 18th century Irish herbalist, this strong scented herb, "expels flatulence; clears the sight; removes spots, freckles and redness; provokes urination and menstruation; and aids digestion ? and is aptly used in love potions". Sounds like the makings for fabulous salad fixins' to me!

This green also happens to be tasty, too, and is similar to celery in its appearance. Not only is it yummy raw, but it retains its flavor in slow cooking soups and stews.

2) Watercress - a known immune booster. This powerful green is valuable for treating colds and coughs, but in general also helps maintain vigorous workings of both the thyroid and endocrine glands. This makes it perfect for an extra summer-time energy boost, not to mention that it has a dramatic, spicy bite!

When buying: look for fresh leaflets of an evenly spread, darkish color. Don't buy or eat any yellowish leaves that you discover.

When storing: place the stems in cold water and refrigerate. Use within 1 day as this leaf is grown in cold spring water and doesn't keep well when it's dry.

To your health and success, Heather

Heather Dominick is a Nutrition-Energy Consultant accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and creator of The Energy Rich Lifestyle Program?. In addition to her nutrition services, she is a motivating and dynamic speaker.

Want to use this article on your website or your own ezine? You absolutely can! But here's what you MUST include: Heather Dominick, Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor, is founder of the EnergyRich Lifestyle Program?, the proven step-by-step program to help you achieve your best health and fullest life. To sign up for her freebie how-to articles and no-charge teleclasses on creating your best health and life, visit http://www.individual-health.net


MORE RESOURCES:

LifeSpan to celebrate National Nutrition Awareness Day
Evening News and Tribune
A special hot lunch and nutrition education program will be provided to seniors at the centers that day at approximately 11 a.m. Reservations are required by noon Thursday, March 12. Donations of $2 per meal are appreciated, according to a LifeSpan ...



Philly.com

Perspective: On nutrition, the FDA's steady diet of getting it wrong
Tampabay.com
Nutrition science is the only science in which most of us actively participate. We all consume electricity, petroleum products and pharmaceuticals, but we aren't hunched over beakers or measuring magnetic fields. With food, we actively choose what and ...
Obama Administration Mulls Nutrition Guidelines That Say Americans Should ...TheBlaze.com

all 13 news articles »


MinnPost

WHO joins US nutrition experts in calling for curb on sugar intake
MinnPost
One of the boldest changes to the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommended last month by the guidelines' nutrition advisory panel was that Americans should curtail their sugar consumption to no more than 10 percent of their daily calories. That's about 12 ...
4 Ways to Tell How Much Sugar You're EatingTIME
How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugarChron.com
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and childrenPotatoPro
Toronto Star -TriValley Central -Medical News Today
all 72 news articles »


Evansville Courier & Press

CFO Moves: Mead Johnson Nutrition, Vestis Retail Group
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., a pediatric nutrition company based in Glenview, Ill., said Chief Financial Officer Peter Leemputte will leave the company for personal reasons. Mr. Leemputte will hand over his responsibilities to Charles Urbain, a senior ...
River Point Signs Mead Johnson Nutrition as TenantPR Newswire (press release)
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company Price Target UpdateWall Street Pulse
Mead Johnson Nutrition Increases Size of Board and Names Michael Sherman ...Fort Mills Times

all 32 news articles »


Food for thought: is nutrition context-dependent?
Huffington Post
One paradigm that's always stuck out to me as ripe for improvement is the way we (Americans) learn, transmit, and interpret health and nutritional wisdom. How did we decide that low-fat diets are healthy? That "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"?



USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

National Nutrition Month: Raising a Healthier Generation through Diet, Education
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
Our nutrition assistance programs, such as the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, provide children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy lifestyles for the long term. To make this happen, it's imperative we teach our ...
Don't Waffle on Nutrition During School Breakfast WeekHuffington Post
Schools celebrate child nutrition with push for breakfastWECT-TV6
Grants to Aid New School Lunch, Breakfast StandardsWisconsin Ag Connection

all 46 news articles »


Magruder Hospital celebrates National Nutrition Month
Port Clinton News Herald
PORT CLINTON – Magruder Hospital's Nutrition Department is celebrating National Nutrition Month throughout March and the theme is Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle. There will be a different theme and taste tests available in the Fulton Street Cafe each week.



MLive.com

Atherton schools administrators share nutritional advice at national event
MLive.com
BURTON, MI -- Two Atherton schools administrators recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to give input on how to improve school nutrition. Bethany Taylor, food service director for Atherton School District, and Susanne Carpenter, principal of Atherton ...



The News Journal

March is nutrition month, and start of annual challenge
The News Journal
What we choose to eat on a regular basis has an impact on our energy level, our weight, our immune system and our risk of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Each March and throughout the year, the Academy of Nutrition and ...
National Nutrition Month Celebrates Healthy Eating, Active LivingWCTV
Recipe and photo challenge for National Nutrition MonthRochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)
March: A month of food, nutrition and agricultureOhio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
Grist -Daily Herald -Newbritainherald
all 73 news articles »


Distorting Nutrition Facts to Generate Buzz
Huffington Post
In mid-February, the government released a scientific report that will shape its 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Think of it as America's basic nutrition policy. Most people who read the report would have viewed it as a snore; not much has changed.

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.