Recipe of the Month - July
Crab meat, avocado, lemon and chives
CORN THINS slices will always be the star ingredient of these recipe suggestions, as whole grains reduce your risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Few foods can oﬀer such extensive health benefits! If you include whole grain containing foods like CORN THINS slices in regularly your diet research has shown you have a lower risk of obesity, as measured by BMI and waist-to-hip ratios. You also support health cholesterol levels. Thanks to the phytochemicals and antioxidants, if you eat three daily servings of whole grains research shows a reduced risk of heart disease by 25-36%, stroke by 37%, Type II diabetes by 21-27%, digestive system cancers by 21-43%, and hormone-related cancers by 10-40%.
Crab meat is a great source of protein with 85g providing 15.4g of protein and only 74 calories. Crab meat is also a good source of B12 needed for normal central nervous system function. Also, minerals like calcium, phosphorus, zinc, and potassium.
Avocados provide more potassium than a banana to support healthy blood pressure. Also, healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamin E which acts like an antioxidant to fight off free radicals. B vitamins which help convert energy from the food you eat and folate. Folate helps to repair and create your DNA.
Lemon will provide vitamin C which supports your immune system and helps your body to create collagen. Collagen is needed for your joints and ligaments as well as your skin to stay youthful.
1 tablespoon of chopped chives provides your body with vitamin K needed to clot blood normally and is part of creating strong bones. Also, folate and vitamin C.
Make sure you try this recipe of the month, your body and taste buds will thank you for the choice!