Magazine article Work & Family Life

Did You Know That

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Did You Know That

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Watercress is a powerhouse vegetable. It scored a perfect 100 in a Centers for Disease Control study of the nutrient and fiber content of 47 fruits and vegetables. Its crisp, dark green leaves have a pungent, slightly bitter, peppery flavor, so it can add zest to salads, sandwiches, soups and sauces. You can even make it the primary green in a salad if you trim the thick stem. Also highly rated in the CDC study were chard, spinach, chicory, parsley, collards, beet greens and turnip greens.

Frozen meals can be healthier than fast foods. Research presented at a conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that study participants who ate frozen meals consumed fewer calories and less saturated fat per day than those who ate at fast-food restaurants. Frozen entrees also gave people more fiber, potassium, calcium and protein than fast-food meals. …

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