SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- For the majority of Americans who are unhappy with their weight at any given moment, the New Year brings mixed emotions: the renewed resolution to shed pounds and the challenge of learning how to eat right to reach those goals. Helping to bridge the gap between resolutions and reality, nutrition expert Keri Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., identifies foods that pack an unexpected nutritious punch.
Mushrooms are one such example - a best-kept secret to make any diet possible thanks to their flavor, value, nutrition and versatility. "Mushrooms have emerged as a nutritional powerhouse," says Glassman of the hidden treasure that provides B-vitamins, antioxidants and vitamin D. "I recommend tossing a handful of nutrient-dense mushrooms into your favorite everyday dishes, from salads to pastas. They're easy to prepare and once you start dabbling with mushrooms, you'll want to share this superfood with everyone," adds Glassman.
According to Glassman, the overall approach for success should be to focus on adding, not subtracting, from current eating plans. While you want to limit things such as refined carbs, processed foods and unhealthy fats from your diet, the emphasis should be on adding a few superfoods that can help maintain or whittle your waistline while adding important nutrients, such as antioxidants and vitamin D.
Surprising Secrets to Slim-Down Success
Learning more about these superfoods can help transform the way you look at meals. Instead of feeling like a food victim, plagued by calorie counting and the scale, become a diet champion by choosing nutrient-rich foods that not only help you maintain your weight, but can improve your overall health in the process. Keri Glassman suggests the following tips for boosting antioxidants in her newest book, The O2 Diet:
Extended Health Benefits of Mushrooms
To learn more about the health benefits of mushrooms visit www.MushroomInfo.com or schedule an interview with Keri Glassman.
The Mushroom Council is composed of fresh market producers or importers who average more than 500,000 pounds of mushrooms produced or imported annually. The mushroom program is authorized by the Mushroom Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act of 1990 and is administered by the Mushroom Council under the supervision of the Agricultural Marketing Service. Research and promotion programs help to expand, maintain and develop markets for individual agricultural commodities in the United States and abroad. These industry self-help programs are requested and funded by the industry groups that they serve. For more information on the Mushroom Council, visit mushroomcouncil.org.
Keri Glassman's new book, The O2 Diet, empowers people to live a more nutritious life by translating complex scientific research on antioxidants and free radicals into useful and useable tools that everyday people can benefit from. The book promotes a nutrient-dense, high-antioxidant diet based on scientific research on antioxidants and the ORAC scale (ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, and the scale measures how well the components of a food "mop up" the free radicals in the bloodstream).
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SOURCE The Mushroom Council
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