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Mineral of the Month: Chromium

What Does It Do?

  •  Helps to break down carbohydrates, protein, and fat
  •  Enhances the action of insulin

 

Where Can You Find It?

  • Broccoli, potatoes, garlic, basil, meats, and whole grains

 

Adequate Intake (AI)*:

  • Men (19-50 years): 35 mcg/d
  • Men (50+):  30 mcg/d
  • Women (19-50 years)*: 25 mcg/d
  • Women (50+*)20 mcg/d

*Non-pregnant or lactating women

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Advancing Health Newsletter March 2011

Let Color Be Your Guide to Nutritious Meals

This article via a press release by the American Dietetic Association.

 

While the trees may be bare in March, there are still plenty of colorful and nutritious foods to fill your plate. During the 2011 National Nutrition Month, the American Dietetic Association encourages everyone to add color and nutrients to your meals through this year's theme: "Eat Right with Color."

 

"Adding a splash of colorful seasonal foods to your plate makes for more than just a festive meal. A rainbow of foods creates a palette of nutrients, each with a different bundle of potential benefits for a healthful eating plan," says registered dietitian and ADA Spokesperson Karen Ansel.

 

"Food variety supplies different nutrients, so to maximize the nutritional value of your meal, include healthful choices in a variety of colors."

 

Ansel offers ways to brighten up your plate in every season with this quick color guide.

 

Green produce indicates antioxidant potential and may help promote healthy vision and reduce cancer risks.

  • Fruits: avocado, apples, grapes, honeydew, kiwi and lime
  • Vegetables: artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, green beans, green peppers and leafy greens such as spinach

Orange and deep yellow fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that promote healthy vision and immunity, and reduce the risk of some cancers.

  • Fruits: apricot, cantaloupe, grapefruit, mango, papaya, peach and pineapple
  • Vegetables: carrots, yellow pepper, yellow corn and sweet potatoes

Purple and blue options may have antioxidant and anti-aging benefits and may help with memory, urinary tract health and reduced cancer risks.

  • Fruits: blackberries, blueberries, plums, raisins
  • Vegetables: eggplant, purple cabbage, purple-fleshed potato

Red indicates produce that may help maintain a healthy heart, vision, immunity and may reduce cancer risks.

  • Fruits: cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, red/pink grape fruit, red grapes and watermelon
  • Vegetables: beets, red onions, red peppers, red potatoes, rhubarb and tomatoes

White, tan and brown foods sometimes contain nutrients that may promote heart health and reduce cancer risks.

  • Fruits: banana, brown pear, dates and white peaches
  • Vegetables: cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, turnips, white-fleshed potato and white corn

Ansel recommends choosing a variety of colors when shopping for seasonal fruits and vegetables. "And for additional options in the color palette, choose frozen or dried fruits and vegetables available throughout the year," she says.

 

"Instead of grilled chicken and mashed potatoes, consider painting a more colorful plate, such as grilled chicken topped with salsa, mashed sweet potato, asparagus and spinach salad with orange slices. A colorful meal is not only visually appealing, but it also contains a variety of nutrients and is quite flavorful," Ansel says.

 

For more information on how to "Eat Right with Color," visit ADA's National Nutrition Month website for a variety of helpful tips, fun games, promotional tools and nutrition education resources.

Diet and Diabetes

Do you want to take control of your diabetes? Are you interested in learning how nutrition can help improve your blood glucose and aid in weight matienance?

Read about a new study opportunity at DCR that combines nutrition education with diabetes counseling!

DCR to Offer Monthly Nutrition Class

Beginning in April DCR will be offering an hour long low-cost monthly nutrition class taught by our Registered Dietitian. The topic for April's class will be Exercise & Eating: A Balancing Act.  

 

The classes will be limited to 15 people, so call today to reserve your spot! The first 5 people to sign up are FREE for our first class!

 

When: Wednesday, April 20 @1:30 pm

Where: Diablo Clinical Research

Cost: $15

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