Chia Seed Ounce Per Ounce Comparison [Infographic}

Chia Seed Ounce Per Ounce Comparison
Infographic from KitchenKneads.com
In the health and wellness community, chia seeds are regarded as a superfood because it is a nutrient dense food that delivers a good amount of quality, plant-based protein, is very high in dietary fiber, is an excellent source of  healthy Omega-3 essential fatty acids, and is packed with other important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients.

For those trying to lose weight, chia seeds are considered by many weight loss experts to be a perfect diet food because of their high dietary fiber and healthy fatty acid content - many experts now believe that consuming adequate amounts healthy fats, especially Omega-3, aids in weight loss.

Unlike flaxseeds, there is no need to grind chia seeds before eating them.  They are easy to incorporate into meals.  For example, they are a great way to add protein and essential fats to your morning green smoothie. They can be added to a variety of dishes including soups, stews, salads, rice, beans, and desserts.

This infographic entitled Chia Seed Ounce Per Ounce Comparison highlights some of key nutrients in chia seeds and how an ounce of chia seeds compares to an ounce of another food for that particular nutrient.  Its really nice to see that the author of this infographic chose comparison foods that are generally known to be rich in the particular nutrient being compared.  

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Benefits of Going Green [Infographic]

The Benefits of Going Green
Infographic from 30 Day Salad Swap
Leading nutritionists, dietitians and holistic health and wellness experts all tell us to eat more leafy greens.

Fresh, organic, leafy salad greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (phytonutrients) and other micronutrients that are essential to good health.

Low in calories and an excellent source of dietary fiber, salad greens are thought to promote good digestive health and aid in weight loss, including belly fat.

Although all fresh leafy greens are considered healthy, some are better choices than others.

This fantastic infographic entitled "The Benefits of Going Green" illustrates 13 popular, readily available (in most supermarkets or farmer's markets) greens and lists their caloric and nutritional content per serving:

 Arugula
❤ Butter Lettuce
❤ Cabbage
❤ Chard
❤ Iceberg Lettuce
❤ Endive
❤ Kale
❤ Mustard Greens
❤ Radicchio
❤ Red / Green Leaf Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce
❤ Spinach
❤ Watercress

Infographic source and more information about the 30 days salad swap, visit Fresh Express 30 Day Salad Swap - The Benefits of Going Green

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8 Produce Picks for Better Blood Pressure

8 Produce Picks for Better Blood Pressure [Infographic]

8 Produce Picks for Better Blood Pressure
Infographic from Everyday Health
Recent scientific studies suggest that diets rich in leafy greens and root vegetables may confer certain vascular benefits (such as lowering blood pressure, improving circulation and repairing arteries) and may decrease the risk of vascular disease (circulatory system disorders) that can lead to strokes and heart attacks.

Leafy greens and root vegetables are not only packed with essential vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, antioxidants and other important micronutrients, they are also excellent sources of dietary nitrates.

According to some studies, dietary nitrates have been demonstrated to have a range of beneficial vascular effects.  (Vascular Effects of Dietary Nitrate (As Found in Leafy Green Vegetables and Beetroot) Via the Nitrate-Nitrite-Nitric Oxide Pathway).

This infographic entitled "8 Produce Picks for Better Blood Pressure' illustrates eight nitrate-rich vegetables that are thought to be heart-healthy picks:

Arugula
Beets
Celery
Kale
Lettuce
Radish
Spinach
Swiss Chard

According to nutritionists and other health experts, it is best that these veggies be locally and organically grown and eaten raw or minimally processed.

Infographic source and more information:  Everyday Health - Eat These Veggies to Lower Blood Pressure

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Guide to Greens
The Benefits of Going Green
Leafy Vegetables and Nitrates

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