Nutrition Month 101

Nutrition Month 101

March is national nutrition month here are some tips and tricks to help improve your nutrition, using our Red Sun Farms produce. Today we are going to show you how food not only cures your hunger pains but helps fuel, discover, and bring people together.

To keep a well-balanced diet Dieticians of Canada recommends that you try to eat the colors of the rainbow every day (2 foods from each color group). And here is why:

Remember to drink plenty of water throughout your day; water not only hydrates but flushes the body.

Not sure how to pick the best Pepper, Tomato, or Cucumber?

With the Help of our friends at Produce for Better Health here are some tips for picking and keeping the freshest produce in your refrigerator.

Bell Peppers

Choose firm brightly colored, tight skinned, firm peppers that are heavy for their size. Avoid peppers that are dull, shriveled or pitted.  

Store the peppers in a plastic bag for use in 5 days.

Nutritional Benefits of Peppers Include: Saturated Fat Free, Low Sodium, Cholesterol Free, Low Calorie, High in Vitamin C.

 

Tomatoes

Choose tomatoes with bright, shinny skins and firm flesh.

Store tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight – For use within 1 week after ripe. Tomatoes taste best if not refrigerated, refrigerate only if you cannot use them before they spoil. 

Fill your stomach with good foods to fuel your body and lifestyle. Nutritional Benefits of Tomatoes include: Saturated fat free, very low sodium, cholesterol free, low calorie, high in vitamin A, high in vitamin C, good source of potassium.

 

Cucumbers

Choose firm, well-shaped cucumbers with a dark green color, heavy for their size.

Store cucumbers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutritional Benefits of Cucumbers include: Saturated fat free, sodium free, cholesterol free, low calorie, good source of vitamin C.

 

Health Benefits of Fruits & Vegetables

The natural antioxidants in fruits and vegetables will help keep your body working at its best, so consuming a diet that meets your daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to keep your body strong. Produce for Better Health

 

How will you use this knowledge to get the most out of your fruits & veggies?

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