Tag: nutrition

Fresh Off the Farm- Get Your Season On!

Ahhh, the smells and sights of summer- sunshine, an abundance of flowers, long days, beautiful nights, and all the delicious and incredibly nutritious fruits and vegetables that come alive! Now, you gotta admit- who doesn’t love this season of summertime?! The nutritious values found in what’s seasonal are ever so important to your health. For instance- you have heard “eat your greens!” Let’s get a quick reminder of just how important it is to ‘eat the rainbow’ to help you live a nutritious life! You probably know that you should eat colorful fruits and vegetables, but you may wonder why it’s so important and if doing so truly benefits your health.

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What’s IN and What’s OUT for Your Nutrition 2023

Nutrition can sometimes be as much of a fad as bell bottoms or 8-track tapes. Now that we have so much more of a developed society on health and wellness, we know for sure that certain things are really good for you no matter what age. For instance, remember the days when the portions of food were supersized, and you were told to eat everything on your plate? That’s out now- yes, you can eat everything on your plate, but at least watch the calories or fat count and know serving sizes are better if they are a fistful, not a basketball!

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A Little Intel on Vitamins!

As children, we are told to eat our fruits and vegetables because they are good for us, but there’s often little explanation as to why they are good for us. A more accurate request would be to ask children to eat their vitamins.

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5 Reasons You’re Always Hungry

You’re driving along on your way to do errands, or work, maybe to the gym, or to pick up the grandkids and—bam, it hits you—that overwhelming gnawing hunger. The next thing you know, you’re pulling into a drive through and ordering up a storm. Isn’t it fascinating (and frustrating) how the “I have to eat now!” feeling can hit even if you’ve been making good nutrition a top priority? Experts are discovering that when you eat, what your food tastes like, and even how much you drink can have a major impact on how often hunger pangs strike.

Leading nutritionists were asked to share the five most common reasons all of us are frequently famished, as well as their top tips for maximizing satisfaction and keeping hunger at bay.

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Eat the Season – Get Your Summer On!

Imagine your perfect summer day, sitting in the back yard with the sun shining and the breeze blowing. The birds are chirping, and you marvel at the beauty of this season. Then, suddenly hunger hits…. you reach into your bag and pull out a thermos of piping hot, simmering, thick tomato soup.  Wait, what?  That doesn’t sound very refreshing.  Because it’s not!  Those warming foods are great for the winter months when our body needs to be cuddled and warmed; however, in summer months the trend for a lighter fare of cooling refreshing foods like fresh fruits and vegetables are the flavors of the season that you need to draw upon. 

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Superfoods You Should Know About

Now more than ever we are all on high alert for fueling our bodies with only the best quality foods that we can, to help insure our health. ‘Superfoods ‘is just another name for some of the trendiest health foods for 2021 and are often touted as the rock stars of the food industry. They are densely packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, disease and cancer fighting compounds. With a little bit of education, let’s try to choose from a complete list of superfoods when deciding what to put into our meals, our smoothies, and even our supplements!

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It’s Your Time to Bloom…

think April Showers Brings May Flowers!

This Spring we want to take full advantage of the beautiful weather and make sure to do all we can to exercise our mind and body, so we merge a good blend of positive physical and emotional health! Here are 3 ways to help yourself grow with those May flowers. Start blooming. There’s no excuse.

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BAKED OATMEAL

This healthy recipe with its combination of oats, nuts, and fruit, takes ho hum oatmeal to a whole new level. It’s the perfect winter warm-up. You can even make it the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate. The next morning, take it out of the refrigerator as the oven is preheating, uncover it, and bake according to the directions. If you like, you can double the recipe and put it in a 9X13 pan.

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Cook’s Corner: Great Tips for the Holidays

A simple guide to ingredient substitutions – just in time as we are all spending extra time in the kitchen!

Ok, so it’s holiday time and we know what that means: most likely, lots of cooking and baking. For us it is! Have you ever had the urge to make something in the kitchen and when you look for all the ingredients that are called for in the recipe, you find that you don’t have them. Bummer, right?

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