6 Tips to Stay Sane this Holiday Season

Keeping It Fresh By December 5, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family and celebrate! But it can also be a really stressful time. Holiday parties, finding the perfect gifts, having the kids out of school, finalizing everything at work before the new year, and preparing the house for relatives can make us lose our minds a little. Here is our guide to staying sane this holiday season.

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Make Your List, and Check it Twice!
We know it’s hard to find the perfect gift for that special someone…and everyone else. When inspiration strikes about the best gifts for family and friends, jot it down or create a note in your phone to keep track of all your amazing ideas.

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7 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

Keeping It Fresh By November 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

It’s holiday season and you know what that means… It’s pumpkin time! Welcome the return of everyone’s favorite flavor, pumpkin spice.

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Pumpkin is packed with vitamins A, C, K, and fiber, so it makes a delicious and nutritious addition to your favorite recipes. Canned pumpkin is easy to use, so stock up while you can (pun intended).

Here is a com-pie-lation of seven unusual uses for our favorite holiday ingredient!

Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte
Skip out on the pumpkin spice latte to try this homemade treat instead.

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Are you ready to shake off the SUGAR?

Keeping It Fresh By November 21, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Americans eat over 60 pounds of sugar each year! In this 14-day challenge ShopWell will be your sugar detective looking for hidden sources of added sugar in your grocery cart. ShopWell will even suggest low sugar alternatives. Over the 14 days you’ll go on treasure hunts in the grocery store to see what’s in the foods you buy. We’ll also test your knowledge of added sugars in your foods and give provide you with super tasty low sugar recipes (you won’t even miss the sugar, promise!).

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Top Tips for Turkey Day

Keeping It Fresh By November 18, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Did you know that the average American consumes over 4,500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are our favorite turkey day tips to help you balance indulgence with moderation.

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Don’t skip your workout!
Start your Thanksgiving morning with a workout. If you know you’ll probably be overeating that evening, use that as motivation to increase the intensity of your workout and really feel the burn! Physical activity is a great way to get your blood pumping and reduce stress so that you can be at your best (and we know how important that is when family is in town).

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Sugar Swaps

Health Care Professionals By November 14, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Trying to shake off the sugar in your diet but wondering how you’re going to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here’s the truth about sugar alternatives:

Artificial Sweeteners (Splenda, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal)
Many people turn to sugar substitutes as a calorie-free way to add a taste of sweetness. The possible benefits of artificial sweeteners include weight management and blood sugar control. However, they are synthetic sugar substitutes, so be cautious not to consume too much! Animal studies have linked artificial sweeteners with increased risk of certain types of cancer and some health effects have been noted in humans. Another caveat- the taste of sugar stimulates appetite, but artificial sweeteners do not stimulate the brain in the same way that sugar does, so these substitutes can cause cravings and lead to overeating.

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What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Keeping It Fresh By November 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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Halloween candy is a tempting treat, but snacking on the fun size bars quickly adds up calories and sugar. Here are 5 tips to help you put away the candy bowl.

Freeze it
Out of sight, out of mind. Putting treats in the freezer will limit mindless snacking but will be a nice surprise when a sugar craving strikes.

Unwind with wine
Pair a piece of dark chocolate, a fun size Twix, or a bite size Snickers bar with a glass of wine. Take little nibbles in between sips and savor the moments of relaxation.

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Busting Up 5 Food Myths

Foodamentals, Keeping It Fresh By October 19, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Eating healthy can be challenging enough without having to weed through which diet advice is sound and what is a myth. We’ve done some myth busting for you!

Drinking more water can help you lose weight

Turns out there’s no evidence that water peels off pounds.  True, foods containing water – such as soup, can fill you up.  But just drinking water alone doesn’t have the same impact.  Our thirst mechanism and our hunger mechanism are two different things.  Best advice – drink water for health benefits and to make sure your body has the water it needs and not for weight loss!

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