Peanut Butter & Jelly Makeover
May04

Peanut Butter & Jelly Makeover

Not all PB&J sandwiches were created nutritionally equal. It all depends on the quality of the ingredients that you use. If you use white bread, corn syrup-filled peanut butter and refined sugar-filled jelly, the result would be a sandwich that will skyrocket your blood sugar, promotes fat storage and leaves you feeling hungry a short time later. However, if you make this recipe, with sprouted grain bread, true peanut butter made...

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Kids Eating Tips for Parents

Every parent wants good things for their children: a positive outlook on life, a healthy respect for authority, a strong sense of self, a disease-free body…a healthy body weight. Despite our best intentions, a recent report suggests that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. With all the advances in medicine, how could this possibly be true? The...

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Monkey See, Monkey Do
Feb01

Monkey See, Monkey Do

If you don’t eat right, neither will your children. As much as you’d like to see the kids enthusiastically eating a pile of green veggies, you’ll need to be the first one to dig in. The easiest way to model healthy eating habits is to eat most of your meals at home. When you eat out, the kid’s menus options are mainly fried and carbohydrate-filled, and most come with a sugary beverage. When you make your own...

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Make Fitness a Family Affair
Feb01

Make Fitness a Family Affair

Today childhood obesity is a major concern among parents and the medical community. This generation of kids is less active and more obese than any generation before. Wouldn’t it be great if your kids naturally enjoyed exercise? If this were the case then childhood obesity wouldn’t be the looming problem that it is. As adults we exercise to improve health, stay fit, and control weight. But what motivates a child to be...

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