Monday, February 9, 2009

Best Bets for Better Nutrition!

We are always looking for easy ways to incorporate flavor, while adding additional nutritional value to our meals. Veggies are the obvious choice, but do you know which ones provide the best bang for your buck?

You can add extra Vitamin C by adding bell peppers, bok choy, cabbage (red or green), cauliflower or broccoli to Eggology scrambled egg whites. All these veggies contain at least double our daily needs per serving. By adding any of these veggies to your meal, you boost your immune system and help out your cardiovascular system as well as adrenal functions!

Want to add potassium? A lot of people turn to a banana - but did you know that by eating bok choy, eggplant, potatoes, zucchini or spinach that you can get 100+milligrams MORE potassium than the banana? That's right-all these vegetables contain 500+ milligrams of potassium per serving. This helps regulate your blood pressure, anxiety and is used to treat muscle cramps!

How about adding some jicama, unpeeled eggplant, cabbage or squash or even braving the brussel sprouts to add 5 or more grams of fiber, per serving, to your diet. Fiber is responsible for lowering cholesterol, weight loss management and the most obvious, helping things move through your system.

Need more calcium for strong bones? Bok choy, collard greens, kale, spinach and mustard greens can all help with that-and if cooked properly, taste way better than getting your calcium from TUMS!

All of these veggies are great with an Egg White Scramble or with a stir fry, using brown rice and egg whites to make a healthier fried rice. Looking for other great ways to incorporate these into your diet? Check out our recipes for some great ideas for nutritional and delicious meals.

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