Oatmeal: It doesn’t have to be boring!

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Oatmeal (NuVal 93) has a variety of health benefits.  It is high in fiber, protein, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, including iron.  It also happens to be low in cholesterol and saturated fat.  The fiber alone has been linked to several wonderful health outcomes including satiety, potentially leading to weight loss, a decreased risk of heart disease, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, not all oatmeal is weighted the same in terms of health benefits.  When going to the grocery store, avoid instant oatmeal (especially in packets), as it tends to be loaded with added sugar […]

Tea Time On the Lawn

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Research shows that tea has a wide variety of benefits.  Drinking tea may minimize the risk of having a stroke or a heart attack, can protect bones, give the immune system a boost as well as provide some relief to those with irritable bowel syndrome by calming the digestive system.  Tea is a good substitute for water because it has no calories and comes in a variety of flavors.  Polyphenols, an antioxidant found in tea, especially green tea, are responsible for a lot of these wonderful health benefits.  Although tea has a wide variety of health benefits, it is not […]

Canned Fruit: How to get the most nutritious bang for your buck!

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Ww all know fruit is good for us. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamins A and C, potassium, folate and magnesium. As well as antioxidants like beta carotene, resveratrol and lycopene. And dont forget the awesome that is fiber! All of these nutrients together promote total body health! As each color provides a different array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, it’s important to eat as many different colors as possible to get the best benefits. Heres a great chart to help show which fruits contain which nutrients: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/key-nutrients-in-fruits-and-vegetables While fruit is essential to maintain our overall health, not all […]

Nuts! They make us crazy!

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Tree nuts have been an essential food dating as far back as 10,000 years!  They have a long shelf life, are an excellent source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, and have a variety of benefits.  Research shows that incorporating them into your diet may lower cholesterol, reducing your risk of heart disease.  They may also help you to maintain/lose weight by curbing your appetite as well as boost your immune system, preventing you from getting sick. Now you’re probably wondering “This sounds amazing!  I can’t get enough of this miracle food!”  This is where you’re wrong.  You know the […]