MAW Nutrition Update!

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MAW Nutrition Inc. now has meals available! You can select 3, 4, 6, 8, or 10 ounce portions of cooked chicken, then customize the rest of the meal by choosing any one of the carb sources, and any one of the vegetable sources.

Check it out here: http://www.mawnutritioninc.com/category-s/1866.htm

As always, you can order a la carte selections as well. Be sure to use my discount code, NAITO10, for 10% off your order!

Eat Your Veggies!

I know there are plenty of you who avoid eating vegetables, but they pack tremendous health benefits and should be a part of your daily food intake. First of all, they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and have strong antioxidant properties which have a protective effect on the development of major diseases. They are also packed with fiber and will help to optimize digestion. Vegetables are low in calorie density which means they will fill you up more quickly without the calorie punch of foods which are high in fat.

Some of you may balk that you don’t like vegetables, you don’t have time to cook, or that you can’t consume fresh produce before it spoils. I understand these concerns, but I have a response and a solution for all of these concerns.

I DON’T LIKE VEGETABLES. – Really? You don’t like ANY of them? There is such a huge variety of vegetables out there that I am sure there is something you would like. There are also ways of preparing some vegetables that render them absolutely delicious, so it might be a good idea to broaden your horizons and explore the wide array of choices out there. Here is a small list of the many choices that are out there:

VegetablesAcorn Squash
Artichokes
Asparagus
Belgian Endive
Bell Peppers
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Butter Lettuce
Butternut Squash
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chinese Long Beans
Chives
Collard Greens
Corn
Eggplant
Green Beans
Leeks
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Onions
Parsnips
Peas
Potatoes
Radicchio
Red Leaf Lettuce
Rhubarb
Romaine Lettuce
Rutabagas
Snow Peas
Spinach
Spring Baby Lettuce
Sugar Snap Peas
Sweet Potatoes
Swiss Chard
Watercress

I DON’T LIKE TO COOK/I DON’T HAVE TIME TO COOK. – Perfect. Guess what? Many vegetables can be eaten raw. What’s your excuse now?

I CAN’T GET TO PRODUCE BEFORE IT SPOILS. – If this is a major issue for you, simply turn to the frozen varieties which are available. Freezing vegetables preserves the nutrients which they contain, making the frozen variety a healthy option for those on the go.

NOTE: Canned vegetables do not carry the same nutritional punch and you should generally avoid them.

Make sure to eat at least 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.