How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day

Having a hard time eating those veggies? Get ready for some tips on how to eat more vegetables regularly and up your fiber game!

What is your daily dose of vegetables? In the 1980’s and 1990’s the amount of 1/2-cup portions of vegetables that was recommended was 3-5 each day. Then, in early the 2000’s, several experts began to recommend even more vegetables, 5-7 servings per day, after research from the Cancer Institute was completed. Much of the increase in the recommended amount of servings has come from the fact that there is so much more information out today regarding the benefits of fiber in the adult diet. Today, we are being asked to eat ten 1/2-cup servings or 5-cups per day! But how do you do it? Continue reading How to Sneak More Vegetables Into Your Day

Pesto Zucchini Pasta Recipe

This pesto zucchini pasta recipe is from Elite’s fresh local food service partner, FitFoodMKE. It was also served at the kickoff party of our annual competition, “The Wellness & Lifestyle Challenge” which helps members kick off the new year and keep those resolutions going! Everyone loved this healthy and fresh recipe that can be served as a side or your main dish. Continue reading Pesto Zucchini Pasta Recipe

How the Phytochemicals in Foods Help with Inflammation

Many members have been asking for more information about anti-inflammatory foods. In part, due to the fact that many have some arthritis in their joints. They want to be able to continue their workout routine without pain. The reason why these foods are important is because they contain vital phytochemicals that can help alleviate some of that inflammation. Continue reading How the Phytochemicals in Foods Help with Inflammation

When Should You Choose Organic Produce: Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Many members ask about whether or not they should be choosing organic produce. Years ago, organic fruits and vegetables were expensive and often unavailable in the grocery store compared to the regular grown produce. However, today, most grocery stores carry the organic produce at a reasonable cost and are much more readily available. This is an important move for us all to make as we continue to search for the healthiest food choices for our families. Continue reading When Should You Choose Organic Produce: Dirty Dozen & Clean 15