Food for Your Whole Life Rocks NYC
On this past June 3rd and 4th, the Food for Your Whole Life two day symposium took place at the New York Hilton Hotel. Primary sponsor, California Walnut Commission, along with affiliated sponsors American Institute for Cancer Research, The American Heart Association, HealthCorps, New York State Dietetic Association, Prevention Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and Silver Patrons Pear Bureau North West and USA Pears and Wild Blueberry Association of North America, brought a group of noted speakers and health heavyweights together to offer comprehensive and cutting edge information to attendees. Exhibitor booths included HealthCorps coordinators and students highlighting basic nutrition concepts as well as pear, walnut and wild blueberry tasting opportunities.
Some takeaway messages from the speakers included:
Dr. Oz – “Nudge someone you know to better health habits.”
Dr. Roizen – “Recognize the “food felons,” including sugar, syrup refined carbohydrates, trans fat and saturated fats.”
Dr. David Katz– “Un-junk yourself” and utilize “healthy lifestyle” as your drug of choice.
Petra Kolber- “Move to feel good.”
Chef Stratta- “Make smart food choices without compromising on food taste.”
Now you might be wondering, why are walnuts so good for you? Walnuts are a unique nut source of heart- healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) omega-3 fatty acids. An ounce a day or 14 halves provide a healthy dose of selenium, melatonin, gamma-tocopherol, and several unique polyphenols. They are also a tasty addition to yogurt parfaits, salads, home-baked muffins, morning cereal or pancakes and a healthy trail mix you can make at home.
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