Today on ABC Tampa, I share four wellness essentials to help get you ready for a healthy summer.
A sandwich and charcuterie board must-have
Gayo Azul is a Caribbean cheese brand with a strong Dutch influence and a rich history dating to the 1950s. This multi-generational family friendly kitchen staple has a strong heritage of both Dutch and Hispanic cheesemaking and emphasizes authentic flavor and premium quality above all else. The newest product is the Gayo Azul Cotija, a Mexican-style aged, fresh cow’s milk cheese available exclusively in wedge form, and is a perfect topping for street corn, enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, and more. Find the Cotija along with the other varieties including Dutch Edam, Dutch Gouda, Queso Blanco, Sliced Swiss and Gouda at Publix, other local supermarkets and GayoAzul.com – just look for the famous Blue Rooster logo.
Another healthy lunch idea for summer is salads in a jar
Instead of dressing, use hummus which provides plant protein and fiber. I like Fresh Cravings Hummus because it’s made with a short list of high-quality whole food ingredients including Chilean extra virgin olive oil, chickpeas and savory tahini. The new line is so creamy and delicious and comes in a range of flavors including classic, roasted red pepper, roasted garlic, everything bagel and honey jalapeno. Find it at Walmart. You can even use Fresh Cravings famous refrigerated salsa as a dressing in a taco salad jar. Also made with a short list of fresh high-quality ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables and zesty peppers. Find it chilled in the produce section at Walmart.
Next, take control of your health this summer
As a registered dietitian, I know that most diets lead to short-term results, but are ultimately unsustainable. Calibrate’s one year metabolic reset program is rooted in science and their holistic approach is fundamentally different from existing weight loss options because it’s proven to work. Calibrate’s earliest members saw an average of 15% weight loss because their program targets the root cause of weight gain: your biology. Calibrate’s program changes your physiology through lifestyle changes in food, sleep, exercise, and emotional health and GLP-1 medication. Rather than tracking calories, Calibrate supports its members in making healthier food choices to retrain the body to not crave processed foods and refined sugars. find out if you’re eligible today at joincalibrate.com.
Another way to take control of your health this summer is with at home genetic testing. JScreen is a national non-profit at-home education and genetic screening program based out of Emory University School of Medicine dedicated to preventing genetic diseases and hereditary cancer by urging people to get tested. Simply sign up online at JScreen.org to receive your simple at-home test. You’ll then provide a saliva sample and use the pre-paid postage to mail it in. JScreen’s tests use state-of-the-art genetic sequencing technology to ensure highly accurate results and provide access to licensed genetic counselors who provide consults via phone or secure video conferencing to ensure that people understand their results. Visit JScreen.org for more information.