June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
Fresh berries, sun ripened tomatoes, corn on the cob…Add color to your meals during National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month in June. As the peak season for many early garden crops find their way into markets, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of these freshly picked fruits and vegetables.
A diabetic diet is more about your overall dietary pattern rather than obsessing over specific foods. Aim to eat more natural, unprocessed food and less packaged and convenience foods.
- Healthy fats from nuts, olive oil, fish oils, flax seeds, or avocados
- Fruits and vegetables—ideally fresh, the more colorful the better; whole fruit rather than juices
- High-fiber cereals and breads made from whole grains
- Fish and shellfish, organic chicken or turkey
- High-quality protein such as eggs, beans, low-fat dairy, and unsweetened yogurt
- Trans fats from partially hydrogenated or deep-fried foods
- Packaged and fast foods, especially those high in sugar, baked goods, sweets, chips, desserts
- White bread, sugary cereals, refined pastas or rice
- Processed meat and red meat
- Low-fat products that have replaced fat with added sugar, such as fat-free yogurt
Here’s a refreshing, tasty recipe just in time for summer
BERRY FRUIT SALAD RECIPE
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 8 ounces fresh bing cherries, pitted
- 8 ounces fresh blackberries
- 8 ounces fresh blueberries
- 8 ounces fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds
- Add the strawberries, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and chopped mint together in a large bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey and poppy seeds until combined.
- Pour it on top of the berries. Then gently toss the fruit salad until everything is evenly coated with the lemon mixture.
- Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
This salad is great alone, as a side dish or make it a full meal by adding some spinach and grilled chicken.
Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 2.1% | Vitamin C: 50.5% | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 4.7%
HEALTH & WELLNESS SCREENING – offered by Firelands Regional Medical Center
You must Pre-register for all Lab Work at 419-557-7840.
Huron Health & Wellness Screening
Dr. Williamson Office 300 Williams Street
Saturday June 15
7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Vermilion Health & Wellness Screening
Dr. Rogers Office 1605 State Route 60
Thursday, July 11
7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Health & Wellness Screenings include:
- Complete Blood Count with Metabolic & Lipid Panel (No Eating or Drinking for 12 Hours – Water Allowed – includes liver and kidney function studies, fasting blood sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, HDL/LDL and triglyceride levels along with a complete blood count.) – $45;
- Hemoglobin A1C (A three month report card on how well your blood sugars have been running. A test used to diagnose diabetes and/or to evaluate how well your treatment plan is working.) – $25;
- PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)- $30;
- Vitamin D – $35;
- TSH – $25
Diet and exercise are an essential part of diabetes management. So is routine testing.
The A1C test—also known as the hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c test—is a simple blood test that measures your average blood sugar levels over the past 3 months. It’s one of the commonly used tests to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes, and is also the main test to help you and your health care team manage your diabetes. Higher A1C levels are linked to diabetes complications, so reaching and maintaining your individual A1C goal is really important if you have diabetes.
Last quarter, 68% of our diabetic patients had an A1C of less than 9%. Talk with your provider to discuss the right options for you, including programs such as DEEP.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program – DEEP
July 10, 2019 – August 14, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kelleys Island School
528 Division Street, Kelleys Island
Serving Our Seniors /Tina Elmlinger
The presenter is Tina Elmlinger, Healthcare Advocate Trainer. Classes are held once a week for six weeks for Erie County residents who are aged 60 or older and are pre-diabetic or diabetic. A spouse or caregiver may also attend. Advanced registration is required, 419-624-1856. Please call and leave your name, phone number and the name of the program you wish to attend. If the class is cancelled, you will be notified.
For additional date and locations contact Serving Our Seniors at 419-624-1856.