Ways to Incorporate Pecans into a Healthy Lifestyle
Pecans are easy to add to your eating plan; simply grab a handful! Pecans are healthy and delicious, and just a one-ounce serving (15- 20 pecan halves) packs more than 19 vitamins and minerals, fiber and protein to keep you going. They’re a perfect snack for both children and adults. Often associated with indulgences and occasional treats, pecans can also be eaten in healthier forms and cooked or baked in a wide variety of foods to add flavor and nutrition. Delicious recipes can be found or created using pecans for breakfast, salads, entrees and side dishes.
Warm Pasta Salad with Pecans and Spinach
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Nearly 60 percent of the fats in pecans are monounsaturated and another 30 percent are polyunsaturated, leaving very little saturated fat in pecans. The unsaturated fat in pecans is heart-healthy fat meeting the new Dietary Guidelines that recommend Americans keep intake between 20 and 35 percent of calories, with most fats coming from heart-healthy sources like fish, nuts and vegetable oils. In addition, pecans contain no trans fat.
Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc. One ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for fiber. Pecans are also a natural, high-quality source of protein that contain very few carbohydrates and no cholesterol. Pecans are also naturally sodium-free, making them an excellent choice for those on a salt- or sodium-restricted diet.
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Last weekend I attended the yoga show in Toronto and I had such an amazing time! I completely had no idea how HUGE the show would be with so many attendees and vendors. If you were interested in yoga for the physical or the spiritual benefits – you were there! I was introduced to many companies that made organic, fair trade and local items.
One of the booth that really caught my eye was the Rejuvenating Spring booth. I had a chat with one of the owners to find out more.
Kaycee: What is this company all about?
Philip: We specialist in holistic nutrition so we not only distribute top quality organic whole foods and super foods but we grow organic sprouts in a bio dynamic way. We also import and distribute other super foods.
Kaycee: Hmm what’s with the coconuts?
Phillip: Fresh young coconut is one of the best things to drink for the human body its very refreshing very rich in electrolytes and its very nice after yoga to replenish your body’s fluids. It helps the body lose weight and gain body mass. It is also very easy for the body to process and the coconut water helps to promote circulation
Kaycee: How can we Torontonians get your stuff?
Phillip: you can request for us to the at your local health food store we are online at http://rejuvenatingspring.com/ and you can order we ship and deliver.
Kaycee: How is the yoga show going for you guys?
Phillip: This is our first year at the yoga show and we are getting an amazing response with the granola and lot of our products because people can see we have a lot of integrity. We have a lot of know how because a lot of us in the company are holistic nutritionist not only are you are getting the product you are also getting knowledge.
It was really awesome meeting those guys and I even got hooked up with a coconut and a really nutritious salad.
At the end of the day the YOGA show made me realized whatever you put into your body and do onto your body will stay there forever, so do the best you can to take care of it.
As soon as March hits, I can’t help but think about summer. I love spending my day lying on the grass under the sun at the Music Garden, long walks, bikinis, little summer dresses, extra large ice cold fruit smoothies, bulging and glistening biceps from all the boys showing off their arms, flip flops and last but not least summer LOVING.
You can always tell who was working out during the cold months, because their bod is ridiculous when summer time hits. Don’t feel left out this season lol, step up your “summer sexy” and get things right before the sun comes out to play. Um… no crash diets or anything unhealthy please… you could jump rope for 15 minutes everyday and be FIT (both kinds) by the time summer hits. Oh and drink LOTS of water and moisturize religiously for beautiful supple skin, try your best to eat right (lots of fruit and vegetables) and you’ll be A-OK.
So what do you do to get your body in tip top shape for sunny weather?
peace, love and health
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