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As the daylight hours get shorter and time spent outside exercising decreases, many people focus on their diets to stay healthy and happy throughout the coming months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating meals made up of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. In fact, a healthy dietary pattern can benefit all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or current health status. For picky eaters, it is recommended that parents and caregivers continue to introduce new food and flavors, while being a role model with a healthy diet.
A few core elements include vegetables of all types, dark green, red and orange, beans, peas, and lentils. Whole fruits are an important dietary staple, along with whole grains. Foods packed with protein, like poultry and eggs, seafood, nuts, and soy products have also been linked to healthier outcomes. Protein helps protect and build lean muscle mass, while promoting better brain chemistry.
Fitness, wellness, and nutrition experts all agree that a balanced diet helps the brain function properly. B-vitamins are key nutrients needed for making the brain chemicals known to influence how awake and energized people feel in the morning. Optimal levels of serotonin require sufficient Vitamin D, B6, folate and amino acids.
Syn has compiled a list of tips to help families enhance their nutrition and wellness plans throughout the fall and winter months.
Syn highlights the importance of moderation for everything we put into our bodies. That’s why she recommends starting the day with breakfast, while including Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. “It’s a perfect dairy milk alternative. I love how it tastes and it’s delicious in cereal and smoothies,” says Syn.
Almond Breeze Almondmilk is nutritious and fortified with calcium and vitamins, while being free of gluten, lactose, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Among its wide portfolio of flavors, Almond Breeze comes in unsweetened varieties, including Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla—with all the goodness of almonds.
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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Syn, is always on the lookout for ways to enhance diets with a focus on health and wellness.
She says juices are another way to add a little flavor into our daily routines.
Wonder Beet, formally known as Beetology, is a cold pressed juice that champions the power of beets in four different ways.
Wonder Beet, formerly Beetology™, champions the power of beets in four exceptional mixes: Beet + Lemon + Ginger, Beet + Veggie, Beet + Berry, and Beet + Cherry. Known as a high-nutrition, low-calorie superfood, beets are perfect for those seeking an all-natural boost of vitality for long-lasting, clean energy. These juices contain no artificial additives or added sugars. Syn says they are “Just pure, unadulterated 100% organic ingredients, ensuring every sip is delicious, satisfying, and curiously good."
Wonder Beet is part of the Wonder Juiced esteemed beverage collection made up of 100% all-natural cold-press juices originating from organic farms and picked at peak freshness,
These juices are high-nutrition and low-calorie. There are no artificial additives or added sugars – just 100% organic fruits and vegetables. A great way to enjoy great flavor while getting your vitamins from the fruit and veggies.
In addition to juices, Syn has a set her sights on salads. She had a series on social media called, “Salads That Aren’t Boring.” Now, the nutritionist tries to turn a salad zero into a salad hero.
Her number one tip, “It really comes down to choosing your favorite greens, fruits, and veggies,” adding, “It doesn’t have to be complex, but it’s often the dressing that makes a salad taste so good.”
One of her go-to dressings is the all-natural Mighty Sesame Squeeze and Serve Organic Tahini. It is made with the highest quality sesame seeds sustainably sourced. Syn says Mighty Sesame Tahini has a delicious, creamy texture that is a “better for you choice” as a dressing, dip, or topping for wraps and sandwiches. She also points out how this dressing is packed with protein and calcium. Additionally, Mighty Sesame Tahini is vegan, gluten and dairy free, kosher and halal.
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FOODS PACKED WITH PROTEIN:
Foods packed with protein have been linked to healthier outcomes. Syn says it’s a good idea to add more fish to your meal plans.
MOWI is a leading farm-raised Atlantic Salmon producer and is boldly challenging the status quo within the seafood industry.
The Salmon is BAP certified, which is one of the highest standards in sustainability in the seafood industry. Syn says this brand is of excellent taste and quality, adding “You can feel the delicate Omega 3 element and natural oil, which so good for you in salmon.”
The Fresh MOWI Atlantic Salmon comes from the farm fresh, in optimum temperature, then freshly processed and packed with care in the United States. This product is available at nationwide retailers in only 24 hours from processing.
Additionally, Syn points out that the salmon comes perfectly portioned in 6 oz. slices, whether seasoned or plain varieties. “It’s got a beautiful orange color, great marbling, moist and texture. And the best thing, it is fresh and has not been frozen,” says Syn.
The Skin Pack technology allows the product to breathe out, but nothing breathes in, extending the products shelf life and reduces potential damage.
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SUPPLEMENTS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY:
More and more people are turning to supplements to get the proper nutrients they need into their diets, especially with nearly 9 out of 10 American children deficient in at least one key nutrient.
SmartyPants is a premium gummy multivitamin brand on a mission to simplify health for the real world with high quality products that contain more nutrients to provide more comprehensive supplementation in one daily serving. Wherever possible, SmartyPants includes bioavailable forms of nutrients that are easier for your body to use and absorb.
Syn says SmartyPants Vitamins is a must-have addition to your family’s daily routine this winter, with gummy multivitamins specifically formulated for Toddlers, Kids, Teens, and Adults. For example, SmartyPants Kids Multi & Omegas is made with over 15 nutrients, like Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin D3 to support immune function.
Additionally, SmartyPants Vitamins are tested & true, containing no synthetic colors and Certified Free from the 9 major allergens. All SmartyPants products are IGEN Non-GMO Tested and NSF Contents Certified, and Kids Multi & Omegas has a Clean Label Project Purity Award. The delicious gummies are also enjoyable to take for even the pickiest eaters with their great taste (like Lemon, Orange, and Strawberry Banana for the Kids Multi & Omegas).
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Research has found that about 60% of Americans are reducing sugar intake. Syn says that does not mean consumers have to stop snacking, they just need to snack smarter.
A growing number of consumers are actively seeking ways to balance blood sugar levels, with #BloodSugar securing over 1 billion views on TikTok. To help address the need, Good Measure, a new food brand, has launched a portfolio of blood sugar-friendly snacks.
The most popular Good Measure snack, the Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Nut Butter Bar, combines peanut chunks, seeds, dark chocolate, and rich peanut butter, resulting in a subtly sweet snack bar with creamy texture and a satisfying crunch.
The holiday season can often mean overindulgence, but Good Measure Nut Butter Bars and Almond Crisps are conveniently portioned to help you control your intake and make mindful choices effortlessly. All Good Measure snacks contain five or fewer grams of Net Glycemic Carbs, ensuring little impact on blood sugar. Additionally, every snack is made with nutrient-rich ingredients to provide nutrition in every bite – all while keeping flavor front and center.
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