Archives for Nutrition

Family Meals and Nutrition

by Kimberly Hays July 27th, 2017 | Nutrition
If one good thing has come from the poor economy, it is that families are starting to eat more meals at home instead or eating out so often. This gives everyone time to connect and find out what happened with everyone’s day, and leads to better nutrition. Studies have proven that children who eat together with their family make better food choices when it comes to snacking, and they will often choose fruits and vegetables more often over sugary snacks. They will also be more likely to refrain from alcohol and drugs, and do better in school. In addition,
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Nutrition & Your Exercise Regimen

by MPK September 29th, 2016 | Health Observance, Nutrition
With a focus of Fall into Fitness this month, we've looked at various aspects of starting a new workout regimen and all of the benefits that it can offer.  Another aspect of starting a new fitness program is the nutritional aspect.  What exactly do you need to feed your body when you incorporate more exercise into your life?

Most importantly (in my opinion), do not be fooled into believing that you need to purchase all sorts of well-marketed products.  If you are going to the gym for a personal trainer session or a cardio kickboxing class,
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Supplements for Brain Health

by Kimberly Hays April 3rd, 2015 | Nutrition
As we age, we need to do everything we can to maintain brain health. Researchers are working diligently to find more ways to keep our aging brains healthy, but in the meantime, we can use nutrition to keep our brain function at optimum levels, as this has been shown to be our number one action to take for a healthy brain. Using the following supplements to be sure we have adequate amounts that keep our brains functioning properly is very important.

The first important supplement that we should be taking are B vitamins. The brain has to have glucose to
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Healthy Snacks at School

by R. Carnavale September 5th, 2013 | Nutrition
Snack time is often a favorite part of your child's school day. A nutritious snack will help your child stave off hunger pangs, remain alert for the rest of the day, and help him or her to refuel and refresh. You can prepare wholesome, delicious, and inexpensive snacks that your child will love by using a little creativity and fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, dry cereal and granola. If you're more adventuresome, you can even make homemade applesauce and veggie wraps. You can learn more about making nutritious, delicious school time snacks for your child by reading
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Good Food Choices for Diabetics

by Kimberly Hays July 3rd, 2013 | Health Observance, Nutrition
Foods that are beneficial to diabetics are actually good for everyone, so it will make it easier to incorporate them into meals for the whole family. These foods are high in fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. They are also very flavorful. These foods are also beneficial in keeping blood glucose levels in check. When glucose levels are high, damage can be severe to the body; in particular, the eyes, kidneys, and the nervous system are at high risk of damage. Incorporating the following foods into your diet will help to keep your blood sugar levels controlled and protect your body
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