Weight Loss Tip: Beets can make a good addition to your diet, as long as we are discussing fresh beets and not canned ones. Fresh beets have lots of fiber and some good minerals, but canned beets often have lots of added salt. Try quickly steaming some beet greens and adding beetroot to your salads.
How to buy local foods to reduce food miles
Have you ever calculated your food miles? That’s the distance food has to travel to get to your table. If you reduce your food miles and buy local food produce, you’ll help the environment and your local farmers. Author Anna Lappe of the Small Planet Institute has tips to help you find, buy, and eat locally grown foods.