- BLUEBERRIES are in season and they are June’s SuperFood! The antioxidants can help boost your memory!
- 4 items that can help flatten your stomach: Fennel, Plain Yogurt, Ginger or Peppermint, and Pineapple.
DON’T WASTE THAT FOOD – FREEZE IT! Everyone knows you can freeze meats, fruits and baked casseroles. But did you also know you can freeze eggs, milk, cheese, citrus, fresh herbs, nuts, cupcakes, cakes, even cream cheese? Don’t throw it out, just freeze it and eat it later. Check out www.AndreaDekker.com for more info on freezing things you may have never frozen before.
Adding a pinch of saltto hot water when cooking vegetables will plump up the texture, color, and flavor. And it also locks in nutrients.
Interesting Tips on the Benefits of Yogurt
Boiling CORN is the worst way to cook it (yet the most common way). Boiling dissolves the majority of it’s nutrients into the water. The best way to cook corn is to microwave or grill your ears (of corn). This way, the corn retains all of those wonderful nutrients and tastes delicious. And corn’s nutrients may be more impressive than you think, as the deep yellow varieties can have up to 58 times more beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin than white corn. Note – Lutein and zeaxanthin help reduce the risks of macular degeneration and cataracts, two common eye diseases.
Do you like BBQ? Here are some of the South’s best!
Adding blueberries and/or strawberries to your yogurt or cereal 3 times per week may reduce your risk of heart disease by 1/3. Researchers followed the diets of approximately 93,000 women and found that people who eat more than 3 servings of strawberries and blueberries per week reduced their risk of a heart attack by 32%!