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Nutrition And Health

Updated on December 29, 2009

Bib lettuce salad

A healthy salad thats good for you dose not have to taste nasty in fact they can be very good and have plenty of flavor if you prepare it correctly .
A healthy salad thats good for you dose not have to taste nasty in fact they can be very good and have plenty of flavor if you prepare it correctly .

Keep your health in shape this winter . ..Wintertime can wear down even the hardest folks these annual doldrums often spring from factors we cannot control like

Stay active, eat right to enjoy a very sunny winter.

Even though the winter may turn cold and gray, you can keep your disposition sunny and warm. Keeping up regular exercise habits and watching what you eat seems so much harder in the wintertime, but these steps are important to a good health year-round

Get moving, indoors or out

Start by staying physically active. That dose not means you have to take up jogging or head for the basketball court. Exercise can be as simple as a half hour walk on most days of the week at a pace that lets you carry on a conversation and not get out of breath. Talk with your doctor about an exercise plan that is right for you. Then make it a part of your daily routine .If it is too chilly outside, you can work out doors walking around your local mall, or you can dance at home to some upbeat music. If it’s not to icy, you can dress warmly and head outside. Even if you have some form of disability, you can stay have active. Try range of motion calisthenics for instance, exercise can boost your mood, relieve depression, and decrease anxiety.

Do not let winter take a bite out of your diet

Pay attention to nutrition, especially to getting enough fruits and vegetables .You can find a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables year round at your local supermarket, or you can buy frozen fruits and vegetables to have them on hand if the weather turns bad and you cannot get to the store, also be sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D, available as supplements or in fortified, ready to eat cereals. Omega-3 fatty acids may help your health, so be sure your diet includes a little bit of fish, nuts- specifically walnuts, and soybeans. So during these cold months keep these words of wisdom in mind they will turn out to be very helpful to you and your family enclose with this article is a healthy salad recipe for you to try, then you can leave us a e-mail letting us know how you enjoyed it.


Bibb and Grapefruit Salad - serves 2

1 1/2 cups torn Bibb lettuce leaves
1 medium pink grapefruit (about 1 pound) peeled and sectioned (reserve juice)
2 tablespoons sliced scallion (green onion)
1 teaspoon each finely chopped cilantro (Chinese parsley) or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley peanut oil, White wine vinegar and Dijon-style mustard
Dash crushed red pepper

Line serving platter with lettuce; decoratively arrange grapefruit over lettuce and sprinkle with scallion.
Using a wire whisk, in small mixing bowl

beat together reserved grapefruit juice, cilantro, oil, vinegar, mustard, and pepper. Pour over

salad and serve .

Nutrient Analysis per serving


69 kcal


1 g


3 g


11 g


46 mg


79 mg


0 mg



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      Handicapped Chef 8 years ago from Radcliff Ky

      this is a really great salad i would like to know what healthy taste like