Health & Wellness Article Archive

Healthy Grocery Shopping

Am I getting older or is the supermarket playing great music? I wonder about things like this as I cruise the aisles of my local grocery store. Grocery stores have thousands of products, with most food items grouped together to make your grocery store experience easier. Healthy food choices are important for good health and well-being. Consider building a healthy diet with smart shopping.

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Meal Replacements: A long-term solution for healthy weight management?

Quick, effortless, and convenient are a few ways meal replacements have been described. Meal replacements have been utilized since 1994 and have become a popular choice for weight loss strategies. They are portion-controlled, vitamin and mineral fortified, and prepackaged, usually in the form of a bar or shake. The convenience meal replacements offer is appealing, but do they work for long-term weight management?

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National Nutrition Month® 2017: Put Your Best Fork Forward

Every March draws special recognition to the importance of healthy eating. National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme encourages everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” and reminds everyone that each bite counts. The emphasis is aimed at making small shifts in our food choices as they can add up over time. So let’s make those choices positive. The overall goal is to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, develop sound physical activity habits, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

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Oatmeal-icious Whole Grains

Oats are one of the most popular whole grains in America with seventy-five percent of U.S. households having oatmeal in their cupboards. Many individuals think about oatmeal being served in the form of a hot cereal (porridge), but it’s also found in a variety of baked goods, breads, granola, and muesli (an uncooked cereal consisting of grains, nuts, and fresh or dried fruits).

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