It’s the new year and many of us resolve to eat healthier and live healthier. Today on Good Food Friday, I am sharing easy ways to start the year on a healthier note!
Use salsa to add flavor and nutrition to meals and snacks
Salsa is a great way to add flavor and nutrition to meals and snacks for not a lot of calories plus get in a serving of veggies. Fresh Cravings Certified Organic Salsas are made with a short list of organic whole food ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables, zesty peppers and spices. They’re refrigerated not jarred so taste super fresh. You can find the Restaurant Style, Chunky, or Pico de Gallo Salsa chilled in the produce section at Publix.
Go with your gut
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that support digestive health and immunity. The NEW TruBiotics probiotic Gummy Supplements for kids and adults feature the most clinically studied Bacillus probiotic strain with research showing it supports digestion by multiplying good bacteria, supporting normal gut barrier function, and aiding digestion through enzyme production. They are naturally sugar-free and get their sweet flavor from fructooligosaccharides, a prebiotic fiber. The kids gummies include vitamin C and the adults include vitamin D for immune support. Find them on Amazon.
Prebiotics are a type of fiber that help selectively nourish the good bacteria in the gut to support digestion and immunity. Poppi is a better-for-you prebiotic soda made with whole food ingredients and around 1 tablespoon of pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar. It tastes like soda but has around 20 calories and 5 grams of sugar or less per can. Find it at Target, Whole Foods and Publix.
Fill in nutrient gaps
A multivitamin can help fill in nutrient gaps. YumV’s Zero Diabetic Gummy Multivitamin is the first of its kind sugar-free gummy multivitamin specifically formulated for adults with diabetes or prediabetes. It contains 14 essential vitamins and minerals, including those commonly deficient in people with diabetes including magnesium, chromium and vitamin B12, and it has zero sugar, artificial flavors or gluten. You can find it at Walgreens and on Amazon.
Take control of your health this year
One way to take control of your health in the new year is with at home genetic testing. JScreen.org is a national nonprofit that provides accessible and affordable genetic testing through saliva screening for over 200 hereditary diseases and over 60 genes associated with certain types of cancer. This year, they are raising awareness for genetic testing and its life-saving power through their “give a spit” campaign which debuted with a New York Times Billboard. You can learn more at jscreen.org.