Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - (Page 34B)

Georgia Cooks Web exclusive Keeping healthy Cut sodium intake for your health T oo much sodium is bad for your health. It can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Current dietary guidelines recommend that adults should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day. Individuals over age 40 and those in high-risk groups or with high blood pressure should limit their sodium intake to no more than 1,500 mg per day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reports that two out of three (69 percent) adults in the U.S. fall into the groups who are at especially high risk for health problems from too much sodium. By limiting your intake of processed meats and canned goods, reading the nutrition labels of the foods you purchase and incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet, you can lower your sodium intake. Healthy snacking strategies • Try hummus and whole wheat pitas. • Snack on vegetables like bell pepper strips and broccoli with a low-fat or fat-free ranch dip. • Try baked tortilla chips with black bean and corn salsa. • Stash bags of dried fruit at your desk for a convenient snack. • Drink a fruit smoothie made with whole fruit, ice cubes and low-fat or fat-free yogurt. • Canned, dried and frozen fruits and vegetables are also good options. Look for fruit without added sugar or syrups and vegetables without added salt, butter, or cream sauces For information on how you can incorporate more fruits and vegetable into your diet, including recipes, nutritional information and health tips, visit www.fruits andveggiesmatter.gov. GEORGIA MAGAZINE For more Georgia Cooks recipes, see page 28. Corn Salad From Fruits & Veggies—More Matters 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup minced red onion 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 3 cups canned corn or thawed frozen corn 1 green bell pepper, seeded, diced 1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced 1-1/2 cups seeded, diced tomatoes 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons cider vinegar Salt and pepper, to taste In a small sauté pan, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes. Add chili powder and cumin; sauté for 1 minute longer. In a serving bowl, combine corn, bell peppers, tomatoes and cooled onions. Toss to mix. Add cilantro and vinegar. Toss well to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper; toss again. Note: This recipe is best served at room temperature. To make this more of a Southwestern dish, add black beans that have been drained and rinsed. Serves 4; provides 1 cup of fruits and vegetables per serving. 34B More online at www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2010

Georgia Magazine - August 2010
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Festival Guide
Currents
Warner Robins Hits a Home Run
More Little League Action
For the Birds
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot
Additional Snapshot Photos
Bonus Recipe of the Month

Georgia Magazine - August 2010

Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Magazine - August 2010 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Magazine - August 2010 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Magazine - August 2010 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Festival Guide (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Festival Guide (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Festival Guide (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Currents (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Warner Robins Hits a Home Run (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Warner Robins Hits a Home Run (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Warner Robins Hits a Home Run (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - More Little League Action (Page 18A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - More Little League Action (Page 18B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - For the Birds (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - For the Birds (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - For the Birds (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Around Georgia (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - My Georgia (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - My Georgia (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Gardens (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Georgia Cooks (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Snapshot (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Additional Snapshot Photos (Page 34A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Bonus Recipe of the Month (Page 34B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Bonus Recipe of the Month (Page Cover3)
Georgia Magazine - August 2010 - Bonus Recipe of the Month (Page Cover4)
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