Apple Carrot Ginger Juice


Here's a refreshing recipe as we enter spring:

- 4 carrots
- 2 oranges
- 2 apples
- 2 inch knob of ginger
- 1 lemon

Place in blender/juicer until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrients in this recipe can directly protect against:
- Inflammation
- Macular degeneration
- Cancer
- Premature aging
- Bacteria
- Viruses
- Stroke
- Anemia
- Asthma
- Hypertension
- And MORE!

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.


Eat Plenty Of Nuts!


EAT PLENTY OF NUTS!  Flaxseed and nuts contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation and may lower your risk for developing arthritis (among other benefits).  Of the various types of nuts, walnuts have the greatest amount of omega-3s. 

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.


January Food of the Month


Barley is one of various types of whole grains.  Whole grains are types of grains which contain all parts of a grain: the bran, germ, and endosperm.  Refined grains only contain one of these parts.  By choosing refined grains instead of whole grains, you can miss out on important nutrients that keep your body healthy and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.  Barley, in particular, is high in fiber, potassium, and selenium, important nutrients for everyone’s diet.  These nutrients aid in digestion, blood sugar stabilization, lowering blood pressure, and the prevention of inflammation – a win, win!  Don’t know where to start with barley?  It is a great addition to soups, pilafs, and hot cereals, the perfect hearty food to add to your diet during the cold winter season!

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.