From Nutrion and Wellness Solutions by Heather Fink, MS, RD, CSSD
Frequently, discussions about the holidays focus on limiting portions and what you shouldn’t be eating. Instead, let’s focus on nutritionally why you should be eating various holiday delights!
Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Pumpkin
The bright orange flesh of these vegetables provides a rich source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and manganese.
This vegetable has a licorice flavor and is a source of B-vitamins, vitamin C and potassium. It is not as well-known and used as other vegetables. The holidays are a great time to try some new foods!
Thinly slice fennel to toss into a green salad.
Full of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants, this powerful fruit should be enjoyed year-round!
Brussels sprouts fall into the cruciferous category of vegetables, which also includes broccoli and cabbage. This group of vegetables offers a unique profile of antioxidants that promote good health. They are also a good source of vitamin K and folate.
Nuts are a rich source of unsaturated fats, protein, magnesium and zinc. Regular nut intake has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease.
If you are interested in developing a personalized nutrition plan, contact Heather Fink for an appointment. Heather can be reached at 317-443-6811 or Heather@NutritionWellnessSolutions.org. Learn more about Heather on her website:www.NutritionWellnessSolutions.org.
For questions, or to schedule a coaching session, contact:
Heather Fink, MS, RD, CSSD
Nutrition and Wellness Solutions, LLC
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