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…

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Live Like You’re In The Mediterranean!

The month of May is National Mediterranean Diet Month! The Mediterranean Diet, made famous by Ancel Keys, is thought of as being one of the healthiest diets in the world. This diet follows the diet of many of the countries along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and has a host of delicious and vibrant…

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Have You Tried These 5 Seasonal Fruits and Veggies Lately?

As you know, having fruits and vegetables as a part of your daily meal pattern can contribute to your health and overall well-being.  There are numerous fruits and vegetables you can eat and many different ways to cook them, so you should be able to switch it up on a regular basis.   But, do…

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Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

January is National Fiber Focus Month.  What better way to start the New Year than to learn about the benefits of fiber and how you can eat more fiber!   Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk.  It comes from starch from plant and your body cannot break it down…

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PrePEAR for National Pear Month

Did you know that Pears rank second to the apple as the most popular fruit eaten in the United States? They are also one of the world’s oldest fruits; pears were known to both the Greeks and the Romans!   We celebrate National Pear Month every December, to honor this amazing fruit.   Some Pear…

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8 Tips for Breast Cancer Awareness!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I encourage you to use this month to spread awareness and get your yearly check-up. It is important to take time out of your day to actively participate in learning ways to prevent, plan and detect the disease.   Did you know that approximately 1 in 8…

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8 Tips for Better Heart Health

World Heart Day is celebrated all around the nation on September 29th! World Heart Day, created by the World Heart Federation, is one of the biggest platforms to raise awareness of Cardiovascular Disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death. Every year about 17.3 million people die from heart disease and…

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5 Tips to Fight Teenage Obesity

With school in full swing across the country, the topic of teenage obesity resurfaces as kids are outside less and inside more in school and doing homework.  According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, around 20% of adolescents, age 12-19 years, are obese in the United States, which puts them at risk for a…

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®

September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month® and we are so excited. This month is perfect to help you focus on adding MORE fruits and veggies to your plates. Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® is a non-profit organization focusing on helping you eat more fruits and vegetables to better your health.   Did…

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How to Prevent Obesity in Your Children

September 2016 marks the 6th anniversary of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that obesity now affects 1 in 6 children and adolescents in the United States? That means more than 30 percent of our children are overweight or obese.  However, the good news is that the numbers of childhood obesity have been…

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Stay Fresh During Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Did you know that the entire month of June is dedicated to fresh fruits and vegetables? Yes, you read that right! This is the perfect month to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your meals and learn why it is so important to do so. Did you know that fruits and vegetables have many health…

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Life’s A Peach

I bet you’ve all been wondering what the food of the month is for August. I’ll give you a hint- it’s round, orange-pink, and has some fuzz. If you guessed peach, then you’re right!   Peachy Keen   I happen to love peaches! I would definitely place them among my top 3 favorite fruits. One…

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Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®

Fruits & Veggies – More Matters®is a non-profit organization focusing on helping you eat more fruits and vegetables to better your health.  September is designated as Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month®.  According to the Fruits & Veggies – More Matters website, 90 percent of adults and children do not eat the suggested amount…

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Fitting in Fruits and Veggies

Our body needs the vitamins and nutrients found in fruits and veggies.  They are the source of newly researched compounds called phytochemicals that have major disease fighting and immune protecting properties.  Yet despite the benefits, only a small percentage of people actually eat the recommended amounts of fruits and veggies each day.  Some people feel…

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To Your Health: October 2012

  In this Issue: Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors to Help Decrease Breast Cancer Risk Your Health and Your Weight Beauty Foods Give Your Yogurt a Tweak and Go Greek Pink Power Smoothie Recipe News and Events Quote of the Month A Note from Bonnie October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I would like…

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Celebrate National Vegetarian Awareness Week

The second week of September is National Vegetarian Awareness Week! With more restaurants offering vegetarian menu options, supermarkets carrying more vegetarian products, and farmer’s markets popping up left and right, now is a great time to explore leading a more plant based lifestyle. There is a whole host of health benefits that you can gain…

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Decorate your Plate with Fruits & Vegetables of the Rainbow

If you didn’t reach your fruit and vegetable goal yesterday, here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you for the days ahead: Swap your BLT sandwich for baked beans or grilled mushrooms and tomato on whole grain toast Include vegetables, such as baby spinach, in pasta sauces and risottos. Stir through at…

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Fruit and Veggies Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables from the colors of the rainbow. Every color represents different vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health—so eat up! Try to include dark, rich yellow, red, and orange colored fruits and vegetables to your daily meal plans. These are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients…

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Summer 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Keep your Skin Healthy from the Inside Out! Celebrate National Men’s Health Week Proper Hydration During the Summer Months Enjoy Trail Mix Day this August, but Beware of Fat Traps! Freshen Up this Summer with some Tasty Fruits and Veggies Feature Food of the Month: Quinoa Recipe of the Month: Quinoa and…

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Heart Healthy Nutrition Guidelines

To help you get started on your new healthy outlook, follow these simple suggestions for eating healthy: Limit saturated fats. Aim for less than 7% of your total daily calories from saturated fat, and choose foods that will help keep your daily cholesterol intake under 300 milligrams. Get involved in some sort of physical activity…

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