Monday, December 14, 2009

Healthy Holiday Foods

Here are some popular holiday foods that are actually good for you:

1. Red wine--heart-healthy antioxidants
2. Dark chocolate-reduces risk of blood clots
3. Almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts-great source of vitamin E and heart-healthy fats
4. Lean meats such as turkey, chicken and fish-great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids
5. Cinnamon-lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
6. Dried fruit such as cranberries, dates, figs and raisins-rich in B vitamins and iron

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wash your hands!

Looking for the best way to keep healthy this winter? Wash your hands.

Washing hands throughout the day may be the best way to keep the flu away. Use regular soap and warm water. Dry with disposable towels and use the towel to turn off the faucet.

When you do not have soap and water nearby, try an antibacterial gel. They can kill 99.9 percent of germs. Make sure to look for one with at least 60 percent alcohol in order to kill microbes. Another plus is that alcohol based gels don't contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods