The theme for National Nutrition Month this year is Fuel for the Future, which is why our expert is the perfect nutritionist to set the table for a conversation about eating healthy. Frances Largeman-Roth is a nutritionist and registered dietitian who is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Smoothies & Juices: Prevention Healing Kitchen. It’s all about smoothies and juices that promote gut health, glowing skin, heart health, and strong muscles. Frances shares some of her recipes, tips and hacks with Pete Scalia for National Nutrition Month.
WHERE TO START FOR EATING HEALTHIER
Whole grains and seeds are an important part of a heart healthy diet. A wonderful place to get those whole grains is Dave’s Killer Bread, which is known for its organic bread, buns, bagels, English muffins and more, that taste great and provide killer nutrition. Dave’s Killer Bread seeded loaves have killer taste and power-packed nutrition to keep you full as you take on the day. All three loaves are loaded with heart-healthy ALA omega-3s, whole grains, fiber, and a delicious taste to tie it all together. For more information, visit www.daveskillerbread.com
RECOMMEND ON A DAILY BASIS
Starting each day with a nutrient dense breakfast is important, but it doesn’t have to be hard. It can be as simple as a bowl of cereal, Frances’ likes Chex, both Peanut Butter and regular, as well as Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which provide whole grains, calcium, vitamin D and so much more. Feel great about making mornings simple, nutritious and delicious with one of these General Mills’ family favorites that is likely already in the pantry. These cereals provide an accessible, affordable, and delicious source of nutrition. For more information, visit cereals.generalmills.com
SOMETHING THAT EVERYONE SHOULD IN THEIR DIET
Many people think of dessert when they think of pecans, but despite their rich, buttery texture and naturally sweet taste, Pecans are actually a nutrition powerhouse. They provide 12 grams of “good” fats, zero cholesterol or sodium in each 1-ounce serving of raw pecans. Pecans are available year-round and make amazing recipes like these delicious Cauliflowers Pecan Poppers, Pecan Stuffed Dates, or try energizing Pecan No-Bake Energy Bites and Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites for a sweet tooth. Find these recipes at eatpecans.com.
ASPECT OF HEALTH THAT DESERVES ATTENTION
Our gut deserves our attention. Not all fermented foods contain probiotics so it can be helpful to incorporate a probiotic supplement. Align Women’s Dual Action helps relieve occasional bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort as well as helps support feminine health and promote monthly mood balance. Align is also the number one doctor recommended probiotic brand. Sign-up and join the Healthy Gut Team Up at alignprobiotics.com and try Align Probiotics for a month to see how great a healthy gut can feel!