April 21, 2014 in All Blogs, Conditions, Education and Parenting, Food and Nutrition, Health & Medical, Living, Our Blog
When preparing meals for you and your family, it is important to consider that they ways in which you cook your food can remarkably affect its nutritional value. Take tomatoes for instance – even though the cooking process results in a decrease in vitamin C, the heat is beneficial for breaking down the plant cell walls of the tomato so that your body can better absorb the antioxidant lycopene.
Keep in mind that purchasing tomatoes that are canned or jarred will not yield the same result as cooking fresh tomatoes at home because these products commonly contain preservatives and other artificial additives that will compromise their nutritional value. The best way to make sure that everything you are consuming is healthy and natural is to prepare it yourself, so why not try roasting some tomatoes at home for an easy weeknight side dish? You and your family will not regret the decision!
April 16, 2014 in Tips of the Week
April 16, 2014 in All Blogs, Education and Parenting, Food and Nutrition, Health & Medical, Living, Our Blog
Although many experts advocate portion control when it comes to dieting, it is important to remember that eating your way towards a healthier life also calls for smart decision making as much as it does portion control. When you keep track of the foods you eat and the way these foods make you feel, you will be able to make healthier choices moving forward.
Grapefruits are more than just a sour substitute for the traditional orange, they also serve as a great source of antioxidants such as vitamin C. Vitamin C not only helps with the prevention of certain cancers, but it also helps to prevent the swelling of the lungs and airway among asthmatics. So why not try some grapefruit juice tomorrow morning instead of the regular OJ? It only takes one small decision to begin your journey towards living a healthier life.
April 11, 2014 in Infographics
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