Somebody as soon as mentioned that it didn’t get formally scorching in Louisiana till the temperature broke 100 levels. Ninety-nine levels was nonetheless within the “heat” zone. I’d disagree with that, however the truth that we’ve made it midway by way of July with no actual statewide scorcher is encouraging.


It’s well-known that Louisianans like their spicy meals, however when the climate turns hotter (ha) we’d wish to settle into one thing cooler.  Recipes within the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Cease Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diets match the invoice, with a lagniappe:  these diets are coronary heart wholesome AND could assist defend the mind.  Coronary heart-healthy consuming contains limiting the consumption of sugar and saturated fat and ensuring to eat loads of fruits, greens and entire grains.


The DASH weight loss program goals to cut back blood strain, and emphasizes greens, fruits and fat-free or low-fat dairy merchandise; contains entire grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds, nuts and vegetable oils; and limits sodium, sweets, sugary drinks and crimson meats.


A Mediterranean weight loss program emphasizes entire grains, fruit and veggies, fish and shellfish, and nuts, olive oil and different wholesome fat.  On this weight loss program you need to eat fish and poultry at the least twice per week, restrict crimson meat, and use herbs to taste meals reasonably than salt.  There are any variety of Mediterranean weight loss program recipes; simply Google “Mediterranean Food regimen Recipes” and browse away.


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