Let’s face it, most Americans do not get enough omega-3 fats in their diet. Omega-3 fats are a type of unsaturated fat that is essential in the diet, meaning we must obtain it from food sources.
Now that summer is right around the corner, many people begin that oh-so-familiar diet to feel more comfortable in their bathing suit or other summer clothes. Dieting is largely unsuccessful long term because the diet often recommends restriction or complete avoidance of certain foods like carbohydrates. So, are carbs bad? The short answer is no.
Healthy snack alert! Ever crave something crunchy and salty? These crunchy garbanzo beans are easy to make, healthy, and delicious! Eating a snack that is high in fiber and protein will help to keep you full and curb cravings. Each serving has a whopping 6g of fiber, which is so important for gut health. Try these with different spices like cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, Cajun or dill for something new and fun.
Looking for timely, accessible recipes and nutrition information? Join community nutrition educator Bridgette Bostic, R.D.N., for Healthy Bites with Bridgette, a new online cooking class taking place from 5 to 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening.
Cauliflower has been a popular vegetable the past few years, but have you ever tried it roasted? Roasting vegetables at high temperature will bring out the natural sugars to the surface that will caramelize and create a delicious flavor and crunchy texture. Cauliflower is a non-starchy vegetable that is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin C. Try this cauliflower over a bed of spring greens or arugula with added garbanzo beans for a complex carb and added protein. Yum!
On the Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Mindy Athas, oncology nutritionist, shares tips for healthy eating at home.
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I am often asked what the best diet is to follow, and my response is always the same. No short-term diet will lead to long-term weight management and health. And, for the third year in a row, U.S. News & World Report agrees.