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One of the top New Year’s resolutions every year is to eat healthier and on this Web site, you can discover the World’s Healthiest Foods! Not only will you learn about healthy foods, but you will also get great advice on how to prepare them, as well as, recipes to try with them.
Each week, a different healthy food is highlighted. While I was visiting, the highlighted food was winter squash. You will find the featured food on the left side of the page. There you will find some brief information about it, as well as, some nutritional information, along with links to more information about it. I didn’t know winter squash could be steamed in just seven minutes or what to do with it in a meal. But now, I have some great ideas and I can’t wait to try them!
One of the things I really loved about this site is the Free Food Advisor. You’ll find that on the main section of the page. Just scroll down a bit and you'll find it. The Food Advisor helps you find the foods that are right for you. Just fill out the About Me section, fill out what you eat and then click the Submit for Analysis button. Make sure you check the Terms of Agreement button or it will not work.
When the analysis is complete, you will receive your results based on what you entered. The results fall into three categories: red, yellow and green. If something is in the red (I had a ton of things in the red, because I’m a very picky eater), that's an area where you need to make some changes. I learned that I don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin E, B12, B3, B6, D or Iron. And that’s just listing a few! It’s really shocking to find out that even when you think you’re eating healthy, you could be missing vital nutrients. Thank goodness I take my vitamins!
Not only does this site tell you what you’re missing from your diet, but it tell you what foods can help you and it provide some recipes for you! Of course, it is based on the 125 nutrient dense foods in their database, so you may be eating the nutrients you need from other foods or getting them from your daily vitamins. I still think it was an awesome eye opener for me though!
Also, on the main section of the site, you’ll see a three minute cooking lesson. When I was there, it was cubed butternut squash. The lesson opens in another window and it provides both directions and a demonstration with pictures.
Oh, and before I forget, they also have a free newsletter you can have delivered to your Inbox weekly or a daily recipe and food tip newsletter. Just type in your e-mail address and click Submit to get them.
Here’s to keeping your New Year’s resolution of being healthier!
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