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National Diabetes Month: Let’s Stop this Growing Disease One Sugar at a Time!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Diabetes Month: Let’s Stop this Growing Disease One Sugar at a Time!

If you are blissfully unaware of the presence of diabetes in the United States, let me break it down for you. Almost 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, with an additional 86 million that have prediabetes and are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  These numbers are astounding and growing. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and is completely manageable. Learn more about diabetes to keep yourself from becoming another statistic.   November is...

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November Monthly Morsels

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in The Nutrition Key with BRG, Uncategorized | 0 comments

November Monthly Morsels

Scrumptious Sweet Potatoes November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month but I’m pretty sure we are all pretty aware of sweet potatoes’ existence. These root vegetables are a staple at the Thanksgiving table! But Thanksgiving isn’t the only time you should be including this veggie in your life. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to a wholesome eating plan and should be celebrated year-round.     The sweet potatoes that we know and love originated approximately 5,000 years ago...

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Low Fat or Full Fat…What’s YOUR Choice?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in The Nutrition Key with BRG, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Low Fat or Full Fat…What’s YOUR Choice?

Have you fallen prey to the low fat foods movement in the last two decades? A report issued in the 1970s advised Americans to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease by consuming less fat. Thus the low fat foods movement began.  Do you also feel that all you see around these days are low fat foods?  It’s almost like you can’t avoid it when shopping in the supermarket.   What is most concerning to me is the perception that many Americans have regarding these low fat foods. Most...

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Celebrating Eating Better by Eating Together

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in The Nutrition Key with BRG, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Celebrating Eating Better by Eating Together

October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month. This theme was implemented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in order to encourage making family meal time a priority. Studies show that family meals promote healthier meals and healthier lifestyles. When families eat together, they tend to eat more nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and fewer unhealthy foods, such as fried foods. Furthermore, when younger kids eat with their families, they are less likely to become...

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Let it Snow! The Healthy Side of Staying Indoors

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Let it Snow!  The Healthy Side of Staying Indoors

As the past couple week’s plummeting temperatures have indicated, winter is upon us!  Despite snowstorms and freezing temperatures, there are still ways to keep healthy.  Skip the excuse of not going to the gym because it’s snowy or icy; there are ways to work out at home as well as get things done around your home. Try following these tips during the next snowstorm or extreme cold front! Buddle up and go outside!  Shoveling your driveway, walkway and/or porch is an excellent workout. ...

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