When planning your veggies for the week, consider fresh sprouts. These little nuggets of goodness add interest, texture, flavor and a boost of nutrition to an ordinary plate of salad greens. One cup of fresh sprouts provides up to 5 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement, and 3 percent of your folate needs.
In honor of National Liver Awareness month this October, I share a common JumpstartMD scenario that highlights the transformative power of lifestyle changes to inspire an epidemic of health and well-being over illness.
The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning cooler, and kids are back in school, signaling another change in season to fall. Though not associated with summer’s juicy stone-fruits and sweet berries, fall brings its own delicious and nutritious selection of produce that peaks only in the cooler months.
At JumpstartMD we strive to teach everyone about the Nutrition Facts on the back of packaged foods, which can help guide one to make better choices. It is important to read the nutrition facts, but just as important to read the list of ingredients.
JumpstartMD is a lifestyle – a lifestyle in which we learn incrementally to appreciate and embrace real foods of the delicious and nutrient packed variety. The kinds of simple yet delicious fare that can not only restore health to our physical bodies, but can also nourish our spirit on a deeper level.
A couple weekends ago, my partner, Dr. Conrad Lai, and I had the privilege of meeting Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and author of Born To Be Good. The Science of a Meaningful Life.Professor Keltner is the director and one of the founding forces behind the university’s Greater Good Science Center and a pioneer in positive psychology. He is co-leading a free 8-week online course entitled “The Science of Happiness” and beginning on September 9th. The course objectives state, “this 8-week course will reveal how the latest scientific research can help you lead a happy, meaningful life.”