I share this in honor of my friends whose daughter Keira would be turning 4 this February. I've read these words at SIDS memorials and conferences and although I believe the author is unknown, the words always resonate so deeply with me. The images are mine - from the neighborhood we share with Keira's parents.
Lately, I've been hearing of many friends and family who will be undergoing surgery in the near future. If this is you (or someone you love), I'd like to share with you a few nutrition and lifestyle suggestions for the week prior to surgery. These pre-surgery recommendations are intended to help boost your immune system and possibly allow you to recover from surgery more quickly.
Diet & Nutrition
I hope this is helpful and you are feeling better very soon!
So, did you know spaghetti squash (also called vegetable squash) is technically a fruit? Just like avocados, tomatoes and cucumbers - it has seeds, so it's "fruit." But whether or not we call it fruit or veggie, it is a great addition to your healthy living repertoire. Not only is spaghetti squash low in calories (a cup is about 31 calories), it also contains Vitamin A, beta-carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A), potassium and folic acid.
But what I like best is it's easy to make, filling, and can "substitute" for other less-healthy foods you may be craving. Here are a few ideas:
Lorie Gehrke, NC
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