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How to Get Omega-3’s Into Your Healthful Diet

In Healthy Eating by Alicia S. Hyatte, MSW, LCSW, CIHC0 Comments

Omega-3 fatty acids can be a big part of your healthful aging diet because this type of fat helps decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce internal inflammation that is an important component of type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer, and also plays a key role in maintaining active, healthy brain function. There are three primary forms …

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3 Steps to Create a Healthy Eating Plan for the Whole Family

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How’s your family’s eating plan? Healthy.. not so healthy? Do you simply resort to convenient or “fast” food because you simply don’t know how to prep healthy foods without spending an eternity in the kitchen? As promotion of healthy eating becomes more mainstream, a growing number of people – especially health-conscious moms – are trying to adopt a healthier diet …

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Guide to Buying Local, Seasonal Produce

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Keeping your diet full of fruits and vegetables is a key ingredient to maintaining a healthy eating plan.  Your goal should be to incorporate an abundance of fruits and vegetables in your everyday meals.  But how? For many people (especially kids) the thought of eating 5-6 servings of fruit and vegetables every day is not achievable or appetizing.  Here’s a trick. …

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5 Simple Tips to Plan Healthy Family Meals

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Many are under the assumption that planning healthy meals is more difficult than planning less-than-healthy meals for the family.  Well, this isn’t the case at all. You just need to make wiser choices with your ingredients and choose healthier cooking methods. Consider these things first: the amount of food, time to prepare, difficulty of the recipe, and the nutritional value …

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How to Switch to a Sustainable Healthy and Balanced Diet

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Most would agree that healthy living is a vital part of a well-balanced life. A smart eating plan fuels your body and provides a foundation to live your life to it’s full potential.  The good news is that making changes toward a balanced and healthy diet doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable, overly complex process. When done mindfully, making small …

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A Balanced Plate: Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

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If you want your diet to be healthy, you need a good foundation. You probably know there’s no one diet that fits everyone. Even within families, each person’s healthy diet will look a bit different. Kids and adults have different tastes. While you may think a kale and quinoa Buddha bowl is the most delicious thing on the planet, your …

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How to Make Healthy Food Choices in Your Busy Family Life

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You probably know the importance of making healthy choices even amidst a jam-packed schedule.  Making healthy choices goes a long way and is not just for you, but for the entire family. But the question is always, how? If you are busy with your daily routine and responsibilities at work and at home, you and your family still need to …

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6 Tips for Smart Grocery Shopping During The Holidays and Beyond

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For many busy families, grocery shopping can be just another thing on the to do list that needs to be crossed off each week.  We normally don’t spend much time on actively searching out the healthier options, and unfortunately oftentimes fall victim to the marketing signage, sales, and BOGOs rather than what are really the best options for the family. …

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3 Reasons to Include Local, Seasonal Foods In Every Meal

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You’ve probably heard many suggestions that eating seasonally is a great idea, but you might not be clear on why. Look at any restaurant menu and they will proudly boast about their “Seasonal Fruits” dessert, or go in to any supermarket and you’re met with their display of seasonal vegetables. Local, seasonal foods are all around us, and yet so …