A New You in the New Year

As we say good-bye to the holiday season and look toward a new year, many of us start thinking about how to change ourselves for the better.  That’s where the New Year’s resolution comes in.  One consistently popular resolution across the years: to lose weight.  This is reality for the over 60 percent of Americans who are classified as overweight or obese.

For many, diet is a major contributor to weight gain.  It’s not always easy to eat the 5–9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day suggested by the USDA food pyramid, or to cut back on fats and oils.  For those people who want to improve their eating habits, starting with small steps can go a long way toward overall improvement.  Follow William Bounds as we demonstrate a few ways our products can help make a new you in the New Year.

Instead of adding fats like butter or mayonnaise to foods, why not try a fresher approach with ground pepper or salt?  Spices are a great way to add a pop of flavor to foods without added fat and calories.  To try a new twist on traditional pepper, William Bounds offers a number of tantalizing peppercorns, from the spicy and rich Tellicherry black peppercorns, to the slightly fruity Brazilian green peppercorns, to the hot and musky Muntok white peppercorns.  Like pepper, many varieties of salt exist beyond the typical fine-grain table salt.  To explore the possibilities, check out our recent blog post on William Bounds’ nontraditional salts.

Spices other than salt and pepper can also be added with the help of William Bounds’ Multi-Use Mill.  Whether it’s shaved garlic, ginger, or even dried chili peppers, this durable mill is ideal for adding an extra kick to foods.  As extra incentive to use the mill again and again, this multipurpose kitchen tool is easily disassembled for easy cleaning.

Another small way to improve dietary health is to add flaxseed to foods.  Flaxseed is a tiny wonder plant that can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes, and can ease the symptoms of inflammation and hot flashes.  Its healthfulness comes from its richness in Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans, known for their antioxidant qualities.  Since its recent rediscovery as a wonder food, flaxseed can be found in a number of commercial products, including tortilla chips, oatmeal, and frozen waffles; however, many experts agree the most health benefits are gained from freshly ground flaxseed.  William Bounds’ Flax Seed Mill can help you get your daily 1–2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed.  Flaxseed blends seamlessly into many foods, from salads to cereal to smoothies.

William Bounds celebrates your commitment to a new you in the New Year, and we hope our tips and products can help you achieve your weight-loss goals.

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