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Tips for healthy school lunches

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Getting kids to eat a healthy diet isn’t always easy. Carb heavy school lunches are expensive and don’t promote healthy food choices. With the school year just around the corner, it’s time to get organized for packing school lunches. Providing your kids with healthy lunch options doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. The key to success is having a plan in place. These time-saving tips will help you pack healthy lunches that don’t break the bank. Read More »

Is Your Cooking Causing You to Age Faster?

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There are a thousand different things in the world that accelerate the aging process, from tanning to smoking, too much stress, skipping out on sleep, and everything in between. Now it’s time to open your eyes to another way aging may be sneaking up on you quicker than you want, and it lives in your kitchen. Many foods and cooking methods contain and/or produce nasty compounds that can lead to an extra wrinkle, or even worse, a disease driven from inflammation - and they are literally called AGE’s. Read More »

Are Metals to Blame for Your Children’s Behavior?

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One of the biggest concerns for any mom is that her children are getting the proper nutrition so that they can be healthy and happy. After all, that is what moms everywhere want for their children. However, what your child is eating may be causing some behavior problems according to some recent studies. Research from Dr. Neil Ward of the University of Surrey has found that there is a link between excessive amounts of certain metals in food and aggressive or anti-social behavior in children. Since children’s brains and bodies are still developing, these metals could be causing conditions such as autism, anxiety, and depression as well as learning disabilities. Read More »

Health Food or Junk Food? The Truth about Juice

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If you were to open an American child’s lunchbox (under age 8), you’re sure to find three things – a sandwich on white bread, potato chips (or equivalent) and a juice box. Most unknowing parents would presume the chips are the worst part of that equation in a child’s diet, but would you be surprised if we told you otherwise? Read More »

Boost your mood with food!

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Have you ever thought if the food you are eating is causing you to be depressed? Can you boost your mood by eating the right foods? We often choose comfort foods when we are tired and depressed, but these types of foods often lead to more depressive feelings after eating it, creating a viscous cycle of poor nutrition and overeating. Maybe you should be choosing food based on how you want to feel after eating it versus how you feel while you are eating it. Read More »

Raw Foods vs. Cooked Foods

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You may have heard of the most recent diet craze touted by celebrities to improve your health, lose weight, and even prevent diseases such as diabetes and cancer. The raw food diet is extreme, but also the most basic and simple diet you have heard of in a while. The drawback, you may have a difficult time convincing your family to join in. On a positive note, meals must be a snap to prepare. You may be asking yourself, is it worth it? The answer is both yes and no and depends on what your goal is. Read More »