Monday, August 24, 2009

"Turkey" Not Just For Thanksgiving!

Do you only consider eating turkey at Thanksgiving? Maybe you should add it to your weekly diet. Turkey is a superfood. Its high in protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins. It builds muscle and strengthens the immune system. It's also super lean and very versatile. Try it in a salad, on a sandwich or even on pizza. Aim for the white meat since it’s leaner.

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods

Thursday, August 13, 2009

An Apple A Day........

You know the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" ? Well, there could be some real truth to that.

Not only do apples taste great but they benefit your health in many ways:

§ Lower cholesterol
§ Prevent weight gain
§ Reduce allergies by blocking histamine
§ Protect your colon.
§ Prevent bone loss

Eat them before meals or as a snack. Make sure to eat the skin since that is where all the heart-healthy fiber is.

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cool As A Cucumber

Here is a healthy appetizer to take to your next barbeque:

Triscuit Whole Grain Crackers
1 Cucumber
Light Ranch Dressing

Peel and slice cucumber into 1/4 inch round slices .
Top each Triscuit with 1/2 tsp of light ranch dressing and cucumber round.
Sprinkle with dill.

This is a great way to get in a serving of whole grains and vegetables.

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods