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Spring and Summer Detox Tips

May 1, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

It’s great to find a credible source of information when there are so many “plans” available that promote impractical and possibly harmful detox diets, promising weight loss at rates that are possibly dangerous, and such that you’ll almost certainly regain the weight very quickly.  Here are some spring and summer detox tips to get you started. Spring and early Summer are ideal times to detox. So if your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy fizzled out after a couple of weeks it’s not too late to get your health back […]

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Healthy Eating on the Run: 20 Quick Tips

March 30, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

You probably eat out a lot—most Americans do. People are looking for fast, easy and good-tasting foods to fit a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s carry-out, food court, office cafeteria or sit-down restaurant, there are smart choices everywhere. Here are 20 tips to help you eat healthy when eating out. 1. Think ahead and plan where you will eat. Consider what meal options are available. Look for restaurants or carry-out with a wide range of menu items. 2. Take time to look over the menu and make careful selections. Some restaurant […]

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Color Your Plate with Salad

March 29, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each column below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy! Start with Leafy Greens • Arugula, Boston or Bibb lettuce, […]

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables: Part Two

March 28, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Continued from Part One….more ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables… 11. “Sandwich” in fruits and vegetables. Add pizzazz to sandwiches with sliced pineapple, apple, peppers, cucumber and tomato as fillings. 12. Wake up to fruit. Make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle. 13. Top a baked potato with beans and salsa or broccoli and low-fat cheese. 14. Microwave a cup of vegetable soup as a snack or with a sandwich for lunch. 15. Add grated, shredded or chopped vegetables such as […]

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National Nutrition Month – “Get Your Plate in Shape”

March 26, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

Delta Holistics is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) during March in celebrating National Nutrition Month®. This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Get Your Plate in Shape” and encourages consumers to remember to include a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day. Here are a few ways to “Get Your Plate in Shape” from the food and nutrition experts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Make half of your plate fruits and […]

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Vegetables For Juicing – Part 3: Parsley – Watercress

March 22, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

“Concentration has been improved due to drinking vegetable juice.” Continued from the previous post…here are some of the common vegetables and something about the good they do in the body: PARSLEY is one of the most potent foods of the common vegetable kingdom. It is rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and chlorine. Parsley is so fibrous it is difficult to extract all the nutrients from the fibers. The juice is good for the optic system, kidneys, bladder, urethra and genital organs. It should be consumed with meat to help rid […]

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Vegetables For Juicing – Part 2: Dandelion – Onions

March 21, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

“If you drink fresh juice you are likely to lose weight.” Continued from the previous post…here are some of the common vegetables and something about the good they do in the body: DANDELION greens are a good source of potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium. Dandelions nourish the bone structure and help the health of the teeth. It is good for the lymph and helps release toxins through the skin pores. Dandelion is a cold loving plant that will have a mild flavor if harvested in the cold months. It will […]

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Vegetables For Juicing – Part 1: Alfalfa – Cucumbers

March 20, 2012 in Blog Posts, Healthy Foods by Jerrell

“When you drink your fruits and vegetables you absorb up to 80% more of the nutrients.” With rare exceptions, any vegetable we can cook will give us greater nutrition if eaten raw. I think we would be chewing all the time to process that much vegetable fiber. Because most vegetables are 80% or more water, juicing will make the nutrients much more usable in your body than eating the whole food. While Fruits act as cleansers of our systems, Vegetables act as builders of cells and tissues. Vegetable juices are […]