What a glorious time of year with its kaleidoscope of colors! The fruits and vegetables of this season are also ripe with color from the bright reds of pomegranates and heirloom tomatoes, the rich oranges of pumpkins and squashes to the deep greens of leafy vegetables. Sooo…perhaps one of the nutrition changes you would like to make is to include more fruits and veggies in your diet on a daily basis. Let’s take some time to highlight the nutrient-rich properties of the produce readily available this time of year. Brussels sprouts, for example, are cruciferous vegetables, chock full of glucosinolates which the body converts into compounds that help the body fight cancer at the cellular level.
As stores become flooded with pumpkins, pilgrims and poinsettias, we begin what is commonly referred to as the "Bermuda Triangle" season. Trying to navigate the foods often associated with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve can be a challenge. Yet, what if you begin the health change(s) you want to make NOW before the holiday season commences? The notion that we can start to make nutrition, exercise and health changes BEFORE the New Year sounds impossible at first. Consider the alternative: You wait until January 1st, but meanwhile you gain additional weight that you will need to lose. For those of you who have already lost weight through eating changes, you could regain some of the