Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth as they contain a range of beneficial plant compounds (1). The health benefits of pomegranates are innumerable and a bonus to them being extremely health is that they are also delicious. These fruits have antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and are a great source of vitamins and minerals (2).
The arils are what people eat - either raw or processed into pomegranate juice. Pomegranate contains a unique and powerful antioxidant called punicalagin, the most abundant antioxidant in the fruit that is responsible for more than half of the antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice (3). Pomegranate juice has been found to have greater antioxidant capacity than red wine, grape juice, cranberry juice, green tea or acai juice (1,3). Punicic acid, another unique substance found in the pomegranate seed oil, is the main fatty acid in the arils. It is a type of conjugated linoleic acid with potent effects. Along with these amazing nutrient properties, pomegranate is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and potassium (1).
Thanks to the amazing compounds found in this fruit, pomegranate:
Pomegranate is such an amazing fruit that it is the Dietitian’s Choice for the weekly ad of 10/19/18-10/26/18. Stop in Mackenthun’s to pick some up and reap nutritious benefits or click on the following link to add it to your online shopping cart. They are on sale 2 for $4! Just click the following link: Pomegranate
This is the time of year where schedules pick up from multiple activities and the the different holidays are fast approaching, leaving us feeling stressed for time. It is the time of year where we try to juggle so many different things that we start to burn out, breakdown and burn the candle at both ends - it is a recipe for disaster when it comes to our health and wellbeing. Let Mackenthun’s help you relieve some of that stress and help add time back into your day by using our online shopping system! Here are some great reasons to shop our store online:
Online shopping is a great way to self-care as it is one less stresser off of your to-do list. Stress can take a large hit to our health and wellbeing and Mackenthun’s wants to keep your stress low and your overall wellness at its prime! To visit our online shopping site go to https://shop.mackenthuns.com/ or download our app on your android or iphone!
Fresh herbs are not only a healthy addition to meals due to their nutritionals, but they also add a delicious flavor component. Many times, recipes call for a mix of fresh herbs, but really only needing a small amount at a time, leaving us with unused herbs that end up becoming food waste. Here are some tips to help you avoid throwing away or composting those beneficial herbs. Make sure to store them properly:
Make a pesto:
Here is an UPDATED Wellness Calendar for October 2018! The only change has been the Sweet Spot moving to Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm!
Come and join our free store tour, diabetes and heart health classes! Sign up easily at the link provided! https://www.mackenthuns.com/events.html
Due to an illness, we are having to postpone this month's Sweet Spot class (originally on Tuesday, October 9th) to next Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm! We deeply apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope you will be able to join us next week! Please reach out with any questions, and we hope to see you there next Tuesday, October 16! If you're interested and plan on attending, please sign up at the link provided: https://mackenthuns.wufoo.com/forms/macks-health-wellness-registration-form/
Thank you so much for your understanding!
Fall is here and many times that means an increase in viruses and bacteria spreading. Incorporating foods and lifestyle practices that support and strengthen the immune system on a regular basis is key to vital health, as a healthy immune system can defeat invading pathogens (1). Following general good-health guidelines is the single best step you can take towards naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. Here are some tips for strengthening the immune system (1, 2,).
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Beef has been a hot topic about whether or not it is considered a healthy part of our diet. Like most other foods, consuming beef in moderation, especially lean beef, can definitely be incorporated into a healthy diet and lifestyle. With its nutrient profile, it provides our bodies with several essential vitamins, minerals and is high in protein. All lean beef cuts have less than 10 grams of total fat, 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol per 3.5 oz. cooked serving (1). Here is a list of essential vitamins and minerals that beef contains (1, 2):
As previously stated, beef is a nutrient dense food as it is a rich source of high-quality protein and various vitamins and minerals. Due to its nutrient profile, beef has several potential health benefits (2):
Beef has the potential to bring many health benefits and essential nutrients and when consumed in moderation, it can be considered part of a healthy diet. Now that it is getting cooler outside, stews, soups and chilis are sounding better than ever! The Dietitian’s Choice for the weekly ad of 9/28-10/4 is Revier Cattle Natural Black Angus Boneless Beef Stew Meat. You can get it in-store at Mackenthun’s for $3.99/lb.
Mackenthun’s also has online shopping for you to use at your convenience! Use this quick, easy and stress-free service to make grocery shopping less overwhelming and to make it fit into your schedule with ease! Online shopping allows you to pick out the groceries you need and pick them up in a timeframe that works for you, all without having to step into the store. We value your health and wellness and want to help lessen your stress so that you can do more of what matters to you! Click on the following link to start your online shopping experience, you won’t be sorry! Mackenthun's Online Shopping