Adult Weight Loss Camp Advocate for Healthy Hearts

February 17, 2014 By: consultant 25 Comments

Eat more fruits and vegetables for a healthy heart!

While Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., many of the risk factors are largely preventable through healthy eating and lifestyle patterns.  One of the most important dietary factors often overlooked is our intake of fruit and vegetables.   We all hear that eating more fruit and veggies is important, but most people aren’t getting nearly enough of these amazing disease-fighting foods.   While the USDA recommends adults consume at least 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables each day, the Produce for Better Health Foundation published findings that the average person consumes only 1.8 cups combined of fruit and vegetables each day, which is less than half of the recommended amounts.  In terms of heart health, fruit and vegetable intake is closely correlated with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, along with reduced risk of heart attacks.

A very important study (The Nurses’ Healthy Study and Healthy Professionals follow-up study) concluded that people who consumed larger amounts of fruit and vegetables had a reduced risk of developing heart disease.  In fact, those who had 8 or more servings of fruit and vegetables each day were 30% less likely to have a heart attack than those who ate the fewest servings.  Those who ate 5 servings of fruits and veggies still had a 20% reduced risk of having heart attacks.

Not only are fruits and veggies great sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals, but they also contain antioxidants, which are compounds in fruits and vegetables (especially deeply colored ones) that may help reverse cellular damage and may play a role in the prevention of illnesses like cancer and heart disease.

If all of this isn’t enough to get you running to the nearest farmer’s market or produce section of your grocery store, here’s another great benefit of getting in those fruits and veggies:  these are some of the best “diet-friendly” foods because they are what we call “nutrient dense” meaning they have very high nutritional value for minimal calories.  They’re the foods that are always great to eat more of if you’re still feeling hungry but trying to watch your calorie intake, which is something we tell our guests of our adult weight loss camp.   So make a point to add more fruits and veggies to your day to improve your health!

 

Here’s a fresh, delicious, and heart healthy recipe.  It’s a delicious green smoothie we make at Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts for a healthy snack or dessert.  Our guests love it, and this is the perfect way to sneak extra veggies into your day!

Berry Spinach Smoothie

Makes 4 servings (about 10 ounces each)Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 cups ice (preferably crushed)
  • 1 cups Blueberries
  • 1 cup Strawberries, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach (packed)
  • ½ cup plain Soymilk

 

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  If needed, ingredients can be added individually if the blender is too full.

 

Nutrition Info Per serving (about 10 ounces):  115 calories, 24g carbohydrate, 1g fat, 4 g protein, 41mg sodium, 14 g sugar

 

References:

  1. Hung HC, Joshipura KJ, Jiang R, et al. Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of major chronic disease. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004; 96:1577–84.
  2. State of the Plate: 2010 Study on America’s Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables, 2010.
  3. Produce for Better Health Foundation. Web. http://www.pbhfoundation.org
  4. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/printpages/MyPlateFoodGroups/Vegetables/food-groups.vegetables-amount.pdf
  5. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/printpages/MyPlateFoodGroups/Fruits/food-groups.fruits-amount.pdf
Print Friendly

25 Responses to "Adult Weight Loss Camp Advocate for Healthy Hearts"

  1. Great info. Lucky me I recently found your website by chance (stumbleupon).
    I’ve saved it for later!

  2. Hello there, I found your site by way of Google whilst looking for a similar matter, your website came
    up, it looks good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog thru Google, and located that it’s
    truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels.
    I will appreciate for those who continue this in future.
    Many other folks will probably be benefited out of your writing.

    Cheers!

  3. Awesome things here. I’m very happy to look your article.
    Thanks so much and I’m having a look forward to
    touch you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  4. Bobby says:

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and
    found that it’s truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for
    brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.

    Cheers!

  5. Wow, this piece of writing is good, my younger sister
    is analyzing such things, so I am going to convey her.

  6. Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, annd found that it is really informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you cotinue this
    in future. Many pesople will be benefited from your
    writing. Cheers!

  7. When someone writes an post he/she maintains
    the image of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    Thus that’s why this piece of writing is perfect. Thanks!

  8. Good day! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  9. web site says:

    I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site.
    I really hope to see the same high-grade blog posts by you in the
    future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired
    me to get my own site now ;)

  10. Right here is the perfect website for everyone who would like to find out about this
    topic. You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you
    (not that I really will need to…HaHa). Youu definitely put a fresh spin on a subjeht that’s been written about for many
    years. Wonderful stuff, just great!

  11. I think this is among the most vital information for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things,
    The website style is wonderful, the articles is really excellent :
    D. Good job, cheers

  12. Superb bloǥ! Do you have any suggestioոs for aѕpiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own site sooո but I’m a little lost on everythіng.

    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress
    ߋr go for a paid option? There are so mаny choices out there that I’m completely confսsed ..
    Any ideas? Apprеciɑte it!

  13. Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that
    would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  14. I found your website through Yahoo news. Can you tell me your secret of ways to get listed there?
    I’ve tried numerous times but was unsuccessful.

  15. Wow, that’s what I was searching for, what a material! existing here at this web site, thanks admin of this web site.

  16. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: shanedietresorts.com/adult-weight-loss-camp-healthy-hearts/ [...]

  17. Clarita says:

    What kind of plugin are you using that deals with junk comments?
    I simply can’t gett a grip on it on my web site.

    I get 1000 spam opinions daily.

  18. Thank you, I’ve just been searching for information approximately this subject for a while and
    yours is the greatest I’ve discovered so far.
    However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you certain about the supply?

  19. It is actually a great and useful piece of info.
    I’m satisfied that you shared this helpful information with us.
    Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  20. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright
    violation? My blog has a lot of unique content
    I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it
    up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any techniques to help reduce content from being ripped off?
    I’d really appreciate it.

  21. Good diets says:

    Someone essentially assist to make critically articles I might state.
    This is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far?
    I amazed with the research you made to make this
    actual post extraordinary. Wonderful process!

  22. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I
    am impressed! Extremely helpful inforkation particcularly tthe last part :) I care
    for such information a lot. I was looking for this certain info for a long
    time. Thank you and ggood luck.

  23. I always used to study piece of writing in news papers but now as I am a user of internet therefore from now
    I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

  24. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems
    of plagorism or copyright infringement? My site has a lot
    of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my
    authorization. Do you know any solutions to help protect against content from being ripped off?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  25. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    I believe that you ought to write more about this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but generally
    folks don’t talk about these subjects. To the next!
    Cheers!!

Leave a Reply


three + 1 =

About Us

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts was launched in 2008 as natural extension of Camp Shane, the most famous weight loss summer camp, where they have helped so many kids and young women lose so much weight that the word spread to adults.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Price Match Guarantee

Check out details for Shane's Price Match Guarantee for our New York & Texas Resorts.

Weight Loss Camp For Kids

Weight Loss Camp For Kids

Texas Google Plus

Texas Google Plus

New York Google Plus

New York Google Plus

Award Winning…

Award Winning…

Testimonials

I re-discovered myself...

I re-discovered myself…the people, the ambiance, the food and the laughs were awesome.

Radhika (United Kingdom) 21

See Young Adult Testimonials

Got great results

My thanks to each of you for the time you spent with me...

Tracie (Texas) 43

See Adult Testimonials

Staff in Action

Staff in Action

Find Us on Facebook