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Nutrition Month 2015-veggie plate

The Government of Bermuda Department of Health’s EatWell Plate Dietary Guidelines encourage residents to make half their plate vegetables as part of a healthy and nutritious diet.

Lindo’s stores are joining the Ministry of Health’s Nutrition Services and the Well Bermuda Partners to celebrate Nutrition Month by featuring a locally grown vegetable each week during the month of March to support this year’s theme: “EAT MORE VEGETABLES”

This simple theme is designed to encourage residents to eat ½ their plate of vegetables according to the EatWell Plate guidelines for good health.

Each week we will feature a delicious, healthy recipe incorporating the vegetable as an ingredient by Bermuda’s own healthy eating guru, Ishmir Savory on our website. The featured vegetable of the week will also be offered on the menu at our Devonshire store!

We’re kicking off the month with broccoli which will be featured March 1st to 7th. We continue with cabbage – March 8th to 14th, cauliflower March 15th to 21st and kale/collard greens March 22nd to 28th. As you can guess, we chose vegetables that rank high on the list of the world’s super foods — each vegetable a powerhouse of phytochemicals, minerals and vitamins! Better yet, they’re all locally grown so you can be sure they’re fresh and the best choice for you and your family.

Nutrition Month 2015-IshmirThis week Ishmir has whipped up Tofu & Broccoli Soba Noodles with a Peanut Ginger Sauce featuring…. well, broccoli, of course! Delish!

Drop by the deli counter, or visit our website or Facebook page each week during the month of March to find creative ways to enjoy our vegetable of the week.

Nutrition Month 2015-5 a dayWhat are the health benefits of eating a variety of vegetables?*

  • Vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content are concentrated as a natural source.
  • Prepared without added fats and sugars are low in calories
  • Help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers
  • Potassium content is helpful in regulating blood pressure
  • Folic acid in green vegetables assist in a healthy outcome in pregnancy
  • Fiber content in vegetables and fruit helps to increase the feeling of fullness for weight loss
  • Promotes healthy bowel function

The daily recommended amount of fruit and vegetables is at least 5 serving a day for health benefits.

A serving is ½ c. canned or cooked fruit and vegetable, a small serving of fruit, or 1 cup of leafy vegetable or ¼ c. dried fruit.

* GOVERNMENT OF BERMUDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – EATWELL BERMUDA DIETARY GUIDELINES

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