Feb 14th 07:27:33 AM
Happy Heart Month from BOKS!
By Michael Leidig, MS, RD, LDN, CPT
Happy Heart Month! February is American Heart Month so be good to your heart and get plenty of physical activity to keep that heart pumping strong! Even more important, eat lots of super healthy foods like veggies, fruits, nuts, whole grains and unsweetened dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt). The color red is the focus of the month. So get some red & purple foods in your day like red/purple peppers, eggplant, purple carrots (yes they do exist!), tomatoes, plums, strawberries, raspberries, apples, grapes, and cherries. Speaking of cherries, President’s Day is 2/20 and George Washington may have chopped down a cherry tree, but you don't have to! Grab some sweet colorful fruits for on-the- go goodness instead of that Valentine’s Day candy that you’ll be getting! Candy and Valentine's typically go together, but remember sweets cause cavities and steal your energy, so eat them as treats, not snacks. January 28 th was the official Chinese New Year, but the celebration continues into February and more reason to get your “red on” since it’s a Rooster year! Click on this link for more information about choosing super healthy fruits and veggies.