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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Buy LocalMuch has been written in recent years about the benefits of eating locally grown foods. This is sometime referred to as the “locavore” movement. To be sure, locally grown foods do have some health benefits. Locally grown fruits and vegetables are usually left to ripen on the vine rather than being picked early so they can be transported. Also, farmers that know they will be selling locally tend to use fewer pesticides too.

The challenge for those with busy lives is taking the time to find, purchase and prepare locally grown foods. We often think … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time shopping and less money on food each month and still eat healthier? It may seem impossible, but you actually can. 2 of every 3 people in the U.S. are overweight or obese today. Much of that is a result of lifestyle choices, and food choices play a big role.

But you can eat healthier, and spend less time shopping. You don’t have to buy expensive organic or all natural products either. Anyone can use the simple tips below to reduce the time they spend at … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

What if, instead of getting in the car and going to the market, you could just step outside your back door and pick your dinner? Anyone can plant a vegetable garden – and I mean anyone.

You don’t have to live in the country or even the suburbs. Vegetable gardens don’t have to big or time-consuming. You can train vines like cucumber or melon to grow up a trellis. You can grow a small tomato plant in a container on your back porch. If space is really limited, you can even plant herbs in a … Read the rest

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Girl Eating AppleA recent study by the American Diabetes Association looked at the cost of health care and work-related costs associated with diabetes. This is an increasing issue for businesses as well as individuals, since both share in the costs.

The U.S. has seen a 41 percent increase in the costs associated with diabetes since 2007. That’s a huge increase! Most of that increase is a result of more people being diagnosed with the disease, not increased medical costs for each person, and that’s even scarier!

We know from other studies that excess weight is a leading contributor to diabetes, so it … Read the rest

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A recent study found that most children’s meals at the nation’s top restaurants are failing when it comes to good nutrition and healthy eating. The study was done by the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the findings are downright scary!

Among other things, the study found that 91 percent of children’s meals at the restaurant chains studies do not meet the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell menu standards. Specifically, 50 percent of the children’s meals contained more than 600 calories, and many were more than 1000 calories! To put this in context, the government’s dietary guidelines recommend … Read the rest

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