Health & Wellness Blog

Forms of Added Sugar

Added sugar provides “empty” calories with no nutritional value. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease. It’s important to make the distinction between added sugars and sugars that occur naturally in foods like fruits and…
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Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

In order to achieve optimal health, vegetables should be a key component of our diets. Federal guidelines recommend that adults have at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day as part of a healthy eating pattern. This has been found to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure, while…
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Organic vs Non-Organic

We all want to provide the best and most nutritious food for our families, along with minimizing the toxins to which we are exposed. This raises the question: Should we buy organic? Organic foods are  generally defined as those foods that are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, irradiation,…
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Healthy Living Habits

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months. We…
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