The Nutrition Key with BRG

6 Nutrients to Improve Skin Health

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

6 Nutrients to Improve Skin Health

Did you know that your skin health is a reflection of your diet? If you are lacking nutrients or have a high fat and salt diet, your skin will not look its best. On the other hand, if you are well hydrated, eat well, and take care of your skin based on dermatologist’s recommendations, your skin should look its best.   November is National Healthy Skin Month, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about the importance of healthy skin, and what you can be doing about it!   Your...

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Take a Hike This November

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Take a Hike This November

Did you know that today, November 13th, is National Take a Hike Day? This celebration of hiking is an opportunity to get people up and get outside. There are hundreds of hiking trails open that are free of charge just waiting to be explored.   Hiking Benefits   Hiking is a fun way to get a great workout. It not only gives you the benefits of cardiovascular activity, which is great for your heart and lungs, but it gets you outside and connecting with nature, which is good for your...

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Go Nuts for Peanut Butter!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Go Nuts for Peanut Butter!

Did you know that one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter contains 540 peanuts? Did you also know that peanut butter’s modern history began in 1884 when a chemist wanted to create a soft food that would still provide nutrition to those who have trouble chewing?   Peanut butter is a classic and one of the most loved foods nationwide, so it’s no wonder that there’s an entire month dedicated to celebrating America’s favorite spread – November is National Peanut Butter Lovers...

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Get Educated about Diabetes This Month

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Get Educated about Diabetes This Month

Are you or someone you know affected by diabetes? Diabetes is of growing concern in this country, and across the world. It is currently affecting over 30 million Americans and that number continues to climb at an alarming rate. However, Diabetes is preventable with diet and exercise.   November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and this week is National Diabetes Education Week. You can use this month to learn more about Diabetes and how you can reduce your risk for the...

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National Fig Week

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National Fig Week

Ficus carica, also known as the common fig, may not be so common to everyone. Figs are delectable little fruits that are not only delicious, but also offer a number of health benefits. National Fig Week is November 1st through 7th and is the perfect time to learn more about figs.   Shopping for Figs   There are more than one hundred and fifty varieties of figs. They range dramatically in color and subtly in texture. The five more popular varieties are:   Black Mission:...

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Have an Oat-tastic Day!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Have an Oat-tastic Day!

Did you know yesterday was National Oatmeal Day? Did you eat any oatmeal to celebrate? Don’t worry if you didn’t, there’s still time!   Not only is oatmeal delicious, it’s full of health benefits. Since only the outer hull is removed, the germ and bran remain intact, making it a whole grain product. It’s high in soluble fiber, specifically beta-glucan. This type of fiber binds to cholesterol in your blood and removes it, reducing your blood cholesterol levels. It also aids in...

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5 Tips For a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

5 Tips For a Happy and Healthy Halloween!

When Halloween time approaches, we all instantly think of costumes, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and, of course, candy and sweets. Besides the fun costumes, the main reason kids love Halloween is because of the massive amounts of candy they receive from trick or treating. Did you know that on average, kids eat about 50-100 pieces of candy on Halloween? That’s a lot of sugar, potential cavities and tummy aches!   Whether you’re out and about tricking or home dishing out the...

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Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Keep The Doctor Away During National Apple Month

Is there anything better than a fresh, juicy apple? The kind that has a crisp crunch and leaves juice running down your arm. YUM.   Fall brings us cooler air, shorter days and the changing colors of the leaves, but it always gives us some of the freshest and most delicious apples you can find all year. October is National Apple Month and is the perfect time to learn all you need to know about apples!   With a seemingly endless variety of apples out there, it can be so easy to find...

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Falling For Pumpkins

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Falling For Pumpkins

It’s that time of the year again! October means fall is officially here and it’s time for pumpkin flavored everything! It’s also time for jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, but pumpkins can be so much more than simply decoration.   Pumpkins are a cultivar of squash and are planted in the summer to be available in the fall and winter months. Like most squash, pumpkins have male and female flowers, which rely on bees for pollination in order for the plants to produce fruit. Most...

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National School Lunch Week

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

National School Lunch Week

Did you know that last week, October 9th-13th, was National School Lunch Week? President John F. Kennedy created this week in 1962 in order to celebrate the school lunch program in America.   This year’s theme was “School Lunch: Recipes for Success”. The theme was centered around sharing tips on what makes your child’s school lunch special, and how it prepares them for success. School lunch programs have made great strides in the past few years. Schools are starting to recognize...

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Don’t be Tarty for National Cranberry Month!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Don’t be Tarty for National Cranberry Month!

Cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. However, you may only think of cranberries around Thanksgiving.   If that’s the case, you are missing out! Cranberries are a nutrient-dense fruit that should be incorporated into your diet all year round. They can add color and texture to an already great meal, add a refreshing, tart and light taste to a drink or be eaten straight out of the container.  This versatility is what makes them so popular.   October is National...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women? Statistics show 1 in 8 women (and 1 in 1,000 men) will get breast cancer at some point in their life. The good news is that survival rates for this disease are very good if it’s detected and treated early.   Its critical women take the time to learn how to prevent and detect this disease in its early stages to increase survival rates. It can occur in women (and men!) even if there’s no family history of breast...

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Be In the Know for World Heart Day

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Be In the Know for World Heart Day

Today marks a very important day for the Global Health Initiative; it’s World Heart Day! World Heart Day was started in 2012 by the World Heart Federation to bring awareness to one of the most prevalent and concerning diseases in the world, cardiovascular disease (CVD).   CVD has become more prevalent in the United States and the world as our health as a whole has continued to deteriorate. CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, and the totals have been estimated at 17.5 million...

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All About Autumn

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

All About Autumn

You feel it with the crispness in the air, hear it with the rustle of dried leaves, and smell it with nutmeg and cinnamon – fall has arrived! The fall season signals the close of the heat of summer and allows the Earth to ready itself for winter. Fall is also a great time to get out and enjoy the cooler weather. Everyone has their own way of celebrating the fall and in this week’s blog, the team at BRG shares how they get out and enjoy!   Bonnie: What I love most about fall is the...

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4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

4 Tips to Keep Your Cholesterol in Check

Did you know that September is National Cholesterol Education Month? It’s the perfect time to schedule that physical and to make sure you get your cholesterol levels checked.   National Cholesterol Education Month is a great time to learn what cholesterol is and to understand the difference between “good” and “bad” cholesterol. While your body does need cholesterol to work properly, having more than what is necessary can lead to serious health issues such as cardiovascular...

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Fall for Vegetarian Options

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Fall for Vegetarian Options

Many people have decided to forgo meat and live a vegetarian lifestyle. The reasons people choose to make this change vary from person to person but there are plenty of plant-based food options available for anyone considering vegetarianism.   October is National Vegetarian Awareness Month and the fall is the perfect time to try out some meals without meat.   Types of Vegetarianism   Being vegetarian doesn’t simply mean not eating meat or animal products. There are other types...

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Know the Facts About Celiac Disease!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Know the Facts About Celiac Disease!

This Wednesday, September 13th, is National Celiac Awareness Day and it is a very important day because of the prevalence of this disease in this country and around the world. You may be aware of the “gluten-free” diet, which has become popular in recent years for the belief it aids in weight loss and healthy living. But, this diet was actually designed and intended for individuals with Celiac disease to offer them alternative options to gluten-based foods to avoid aggravating their...

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Wake Up to a Better Breakfast!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Wake Up to a Better Breakfast!

Now that September is here and school is back in full swing, a good healthy breakfast is more important than ever. In fact, perhaps that’s why September is Better Breakfast Month! We’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is because the word breakfast actually means “break-fast”. After a long rest of 7-10 hours, your body needs food upon waking to replenish your energy levels and nutrients.   3 Benefits of a Good Breakfast:   1.) Eating...

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Macadamia Nut-tritious

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Macadamia Nut-tritious

Did you know that it takes 7 years after a macadamia tree is planted for it to produce fruit (the nut)? But, once they begin producing fruit, they remain productive for 100 years!!   You may know little about macadamia nuts, but they are actually one of the most sought-after nuts in the world. Along with being a food source, the husk can also be used as fertilizer, the oil can be used in soaps, shampoos and conditions, and the rest can be used as animal feed. This make this nut very...

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Let’s Fight Childhood Obesity

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in The Nutrition Key with BRG | 0 comments

Let’s Fight Childhood Obesity

Did you know that 1 in 3 children are currently overweight or obese? That number continues to grow at an alarming rate! This is why today is a very important day. It marks the start of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.   Childhood obesity increases a child’s risk of developing preventable diseases as an adult, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. It also tends to lead to sedentary lifestyles in adulthood, which further increases their risk of...

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