Health & Nutrition

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Concerned About Sodium?

Relax. Furmano's offers over 80 foodservice products classified by the USDA/FDA as "Healthy," meaning less than 360mg of sodium per serving. And it gets better. With over 40 products classified as Low Sodium and 7 products with No-Salt Added, Furmano's can provide the healthy products your customers are looking for.

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Tomatoes

Tomatoes have long been known to be a good source of lycopene, the phytochemical which makes them red but which also has significant antioxidant properties. Research has shown that this antioxidant power is boosted when tomatoes are cooked.

 

Snap Beans 

Green or wax beans (string beans) have the same nutritional benefits as other common beans such as lima beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and navy beans. Common beans are low in fat and offer an excellent source of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. They are also a very good source of folic acid and molybdenum. They provide significant amounts of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

The major health benefit of common beans is their ability to lower cholesterol due to their rich source of fiber. Studies have shown the high fiber contained in beans prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal. This makes beans an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. 

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Beans

The soluble fiber in beans helps lower levels of damaging LDL cholesterol in the blood, thus lowering heart-disease risk. And by slowing down carbohydrate absorption, soluble bean fiber fends off unwanted peaks and valleys in blood glucose levels -- especially valuable to people with diabetes. Beans also provide substantial insoluble fiber, which can keep constipation and other digestive woes away. In addition, beans are generally a good source of iron.

Peppers

All peppers are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, but red peppers are simply bursting with them. Antioxidant vitamins A and C help to prevent cell damage, cancer, and diseases related to aging, and they support immune function. They also reduce inflammation like that found in arthritis and asthma. Vitamin K promotes proper blood clotting, strengthens bones, and helps protect cells from oxidative damage.

Red peppers are a good source of the carotenoids called Lycopene and Beta-cryptoxanthin, which hold reputations for helping to prevent certain types of cancer. Peppers are also a source of fiber.


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