Summer Spotlight with Heart Health Expert, Suzanne Steinbaum, MD
With the warm summer upon us and lots of fresh, colorful produce coming into the season, it’s a great time to focus on all the delicious ways to add more fruits and vegetables to meals, snacks, and even desserts!
with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum
Living a heart-healthy lifestyle can be challenging, especially if you don’t know where to begin. When I speak to people, their biggest concern always seems to be what foods to eat. With so many conflicting messages, sometimes it is overwhelming.
Dietary fiber from fruits, as part of an overall healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.
For Independence Day, encourage clients to incorporate fresh avocados into their patriotic festivities.
A pilot study conducted by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and published in the scientific journal, Food and Function, found that eating one-half of a fresh medium Hass avocado with a burger, rather than eating the burger alone, may curb the production of compounds that contribute to inflammation in healthy men.
Are your clients in need of some lunch inspiration? Avocados are a delicious and versatile fruit that can make this mid-day meal something to look forward to:
This Father’s Day share the reasons and ways dads can Love One Today®. One of the only fresh fruits that packs good fat, avocados contribute 3 grams of monounsaturated and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per 1-oz serving.
Although the Mediterranean diet has been around for many years, its reputation for promoting good health has soared over the past decade. In fact, a “Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern” has been recognized by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as an eating pattern that has been associated with positive health outcomes.
Don’t let your clients be April-fooled by avocados. Share these surprising facts.