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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Everthing I need is right here

  • Tuesday night it was time to go shopping and restock my refrigerator and cupboards. It was beginning to look like Mother Hubbard’s refrigerator.
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  • Tuesday night it was time to go shopping and restock my refrigerator and cupboards. It was beginning to look like Mother Hubbard’s refrigerator.
     
    After searching out the coupons from Schutz Family Foods, I had clipped out the deals and the fruit section so I could remember the items I wanted along with having them on my iPhone list.
     
    Once in the grocery store, I stopped in the produce section and had a nice visit with a friend I hadn’t seen for a while so it was good to catch up.
     
    I know I’ve said it before but it is worth repeating. When I got to the checkout, Sue and I joked that the majority of my cart was from the produce section. Of course I did have a couple of lean protein items from the fresh meat section and some frozen vegetables too.
    My choices of fresh berries offered antioxidants. Did you know that a wedge of honeydew melon provides more than half of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C and has about 64 calories and 14 grams of natural fruit sugar? A similar serving of cantaloupe has about the same number of calories and sugar, plus 120 percent of the RDA for vitamin A and 108 percent of the RDA for vitamin C.
     
    While coaching new members at Anytime Fitness, I always ask if they are breakfast eaters. Many say no. To them and you, again I will offer this small piece of advice. Eating breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and gets you going for the day but did you know, eating breakfast is fuel for your brain? According to WebMD, Studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat breakfast tend to preform better than those who don’t. Foods at the top of the researchers’ brain-fuel list include high-fiber whole grains, dairy and fruits. Just don’t overeat; researchers also found high-calorie breakfasts appear to hinder concentration.
     
    So there you have it, the next time you are shopping, check out the produce section and grab something for breakfast too. Everything you need is right here to keep you healthy!
     
    Thought for the week: Be a fountain, not a drain. – Rex Hudler.

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