Member of the Month: Musa Hasan
The Member of the Month section provides a way for us to recognize dedicated Blomeyer members who have been working hard and cosistently to get in better health and shape with the help of the BHFC. If you know a fellow Blomeyer member whose efforts should not go unnoticed, please tell us!
To nominate someone, please send us an email at email@example.com with the name and a few highlights of the person you'd like to see as our next Member of the Month.
The Blomeyer Member of the Month for March 2013 is Musa Hasan. Congratulations, Musa!
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Article of the Month: Shape Up Your Plate
Balancing Proteins from Animal and Plant Sources
Usually when people think of protein they think of meat, poultry, seafood and eggs. Other really good sources of protein include beans, peas, nuts, seeds and soy products.
Although most Americans receive adequate protein in their diet, it is important to choose foods that are lean or low-fat. Plant sources of protein are naturally low in saturated fats and are high in fiber. For animal sources of protein, choose lean cuts of meat and keep cooking simple: try grilling, roasting, broiling or baking without any added oils or fats.
It is recommended that adults eat 5-7 oz of protein/day. One ounce of protein is equivalent to about 1 oz meat, poultry or fish, 1 egg, 1/4 cup cooked beans, 1/2 oz nuts and seeds, or 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. Remember to eat a variety of protein sources throughout the week!
Get Your Cup “in Shape”
What do you drink when you are thirsty or need a quick pick-me-up? Soda? Latte? Koolaid? While these sugary drinks may be tasty, they can really pack on the pounds while contributing very few vitamins or other healthy nutrients to your diet.
Did you know that consuming 100 extra calories each day can cause you to gain up to 10 pounds of extra body weight in a year? A 16oz bottle of soda has about 200 calories! Replacing that soda with water, coffee made with low-fat milk, or water with a splash of fruit juice will help get you and your cup “in shape.”
To find out the amount of calories in your favorite beverages and learn more about how to rethink your drink, visit the following website: www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/drinks.html
Recipe: Kale and Potato Hash
Quote of the Month
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Health Observances of the Month