Even as a dietetic student sometimes I will run across information about food/nutrition that I knew but "forgot". Do you know what I'm talking about?
Along the same lines, whenever I talk with someone who wants to lose weight they typically know what to do and how to eat....it's just not easy to achieve on a daily basis.
Today I wanted to share with you a few nutrition graphics to help you "remember" some good nutrition points. It is "Thinking Tuesday" after all.
- Going Green - all greens are NOT created equal. Greens like kale, collards, and spinach can give a major boost to your daily nutrient intake and can go along way in reducing overall inflammation and chronic disease risk.
- Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium - there's been a lot of Ca talk on Fit2Flex this week and I don't want to hammer it home too much, but I like this graphic. I had NO idea that sesame seeds were high in calcium. How easy is it to sprinkle those on chicken or in a salad? I know what I'm adding to my grocery list
todayand I forgot and better remember to get them next week.!
- Fatty acids. Low fat diets = good. No fat diets = not so good. Your body needs healthy fats especially Omega 3 & 6 that your body can't make.
Apparently this graphic is sponsored by the "dry eye" association. My eyes are moist and all, but it's still important to get our Omega-3's. It should also be noted that I hear Ben Stein talk every time I read "dry eye".
On the table tonight I had salmon that I baked with sides of okra and asparagus. And maybe I did add a little pizzazz with some goat cheese. It's not too baaaaddddd for you!
Love and the periodic table,
Carissa & Kyle