Tips

Got a tip you want to share at Rebecca’s Table?

Carrots
If you buy carrots with their stems still on, remember to cut them off as soon as you bring those bright orange beauties home. The carrots will last longer and keep more of their nutrients.

Precut Veggies
The veggies that supermarkets precut and package can be an asset come mealtime and makes cooking and eating vegetables much easier. So don’t be shy, tear open that package and cook (or not) and season those goodies up.

Sodium
Lower your sodium intake by reading all nutrition labels, even on the healthy stuff. The American Heart Association advises to eat less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day. The average American eats 2,900 to 4,300 milligrams a day. Thanks to reader Susan for remaining us how important it is.

Whole Grains
Whole grains make you feel fuller longer and have more vitamins and minerals than things like white rice, potatoes, pasta, white bread. Whole grains are digested and absorbed by the body at a slower pace – the other stuff increases your blood sugar and insulin. So don’t be shy, grab that whole wheat, rye, buckwheat, quinoa…

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