Our first speaker today was Lori Bush-Engel from Modern Woodmen of America in Golden, Colorado. She talked to us today about the Modern Woodmen of America’s Fixed Annuities. If you are looking into fixed annuities for your financial plan give Lori Bush-Engel at Modern Woodmen of America a call and she can help you out!

Lori Bush-Engel * Modern Woodmen of America * 303.880.4084 * lori.bush-engel@mwarep.org * www.modern-woodmen.org

Today our second speaker was Suzanne Smith with Food for Thought Catering in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Suzanne talked to us today about the ten super foods for your body. These are foods that are full of carotenoids, potassium, vitamins and fiber.
1. Sweet Potatoes: this is the best veggie you can eat, loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Bake the potato and mix in with unsweetened applesauce or crushed pineapple for moisture and sweetness.
2. Watermelon: this is a heavyweight in the nutrient department – in a standard 2 cup serving contains a third of your day’s vitamin A and C combined with a nice shot of potassium for just 85 calories all with no fat and salt!
3. Mangoes: these have in just one cup – three quarters of a day’s supply of vitamin C, one quarter of day’s supply of vitamin A a decent dose of the blood pressure lowering potassium and three grams of your daily fiber. Mangoes also have a bonus – it is the least likely fruit to have harmful pesticide residue.
4. Unsweetened (plain) Yogurt: plain yogurt has more protein, potassium, calcium, zinc, vitamins B-6 and B-12 than sweetened yogurt. It also has a pleasant tartness that is perfect with the natural sweetness of berries or cereal.
5. Broccoli: contains large quantities of vitamin C, carotenoids and folic acid. Steam broccoli just enough – so it is still slight crunchy and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a spritz of lemon juice for perfect flavor.
6. Wild Salmon: high in the Omega-3 fats can help reduce the risk of sudden death heart attacks. Wild caught salmon is better than farm raised because of PCB contaminants found in higher amounts in farm raised salmon. PCB contaminants are highly toxic industrial compounds that accumulate in the sediment of streams, rivers and lakes.
7. Flat and Crisp Breads: whole grain breads like Wasa and RyKrisp are loaded with fiber and can often be very low or fat free.
8. Garbanzo Beans: although all beans are good – high in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc, the garbanzo bean stands out because of it’s versatility – you can through into salads, stews, soups or mix with rice, couscous and other grains.
9: Butternut Squash: full of carotenoids with payloads of vitamin A and C and fiber. You can bake or steam for best flavor.
10. Leafy Greens: Spinach, kale, collards, turnip and mustard greens and swiss chard. All of these are jam packed with vitamin A, C and K Foliate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber. Use in salads dress with lemon juice or red wine vinegar.
If you need a cater who can guide to the best options for your body or can produce a delightful meal for your guests give Suzanne Smith a call for your next event!

Suzanne Smith * Food for Thought Catering * 303.425.5442 * Suzanne.foodforthought@juno.com * www.foodforthoughtcaterers.com