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Celebrate Vegan Month With These Easy, Healthy Recipes
November is National Vegan Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with eating more plant-based meals. Adding just one vegetarian or vegan meal per week to your diet can help you lose weight and ensure you get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Some studies have even shown that a plant-based diet may help ward off type 2 diabetes. And while many omnivores may be concerned about forgoing their favorites, there’s no reason to worry – almost anything you crave can be made plant-based. Of course, pineapple is also an ideal vegan recipe ingredient. Available year-round, packed with nutrients like vitamin C and fiber, and easy to prepare, this tropical fruit is a delicious addition to myriad vegan recipes. Read on for four of our favorites.(more…)
For National Fruits and Vegetables Month, Celebrate This Delicious Combo for a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet
September is National Fruits and Vegetables month, and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate this irresistible duo. Naturally sweet and full of flavor, pineapple is the perfect addition to veggies for a delicious and tropical combo that’s packed full of nutrition and antioxidants. Plus, the fruit gives any meal a unique twist that everyone will love. Read on for five delicious ways to pair pineapple and veggies for your next meal.(more…)
Green juice makes getting your fruits and vegetables easier.
Whether you’re new to healthy eating or you’re already a nutrition wiz, green juice is a simple way to add a few more servings of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Green vegetables, in particular, are full of minerals and vitamins. Plus, with the helpful addition of sweet pineapple, these juices go from simply nutritious to refreshing and delicious.(more…)
Think you’re getting enough fruits and veggies? Think again.
At least seven out of 10 Americans aren’t meeting the recommended amount of fresh produce needed for a healthy lifestyle. Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Every five years the Dietary Guidelines are published. These guidelines give recommendations on how to maintain a healthy and nutritional diet.
What sticks out? You guessed it. Americans need to increase their fruit and vegetable intake.
Fruits add to healthy eating patterns. They are a great source of dietary fiber and vitamin C. Pineapples are a superfruit that can help achieve a healthy lifestyle. From being a great source of Vitamin C (which is a very important topic in Dr. Lloyd’s Corner) to providing the powerful enzyme bromelain, pineapples are great if you’re looking for a better diet.
How can you follow the guidelines for eating more fruit? Choose fruits as snacks, side dishes and desserts to cut down on foods with added sugars. Stay away from juices that do not contain 100% fruit juices. Many juices contain less than 50% juice and are made up of added sugars.
Check out our own list of recipes to see how you can incorporate more fruits into your diet.
Want to take a look into the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines? Click here.