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Our Journey to Healthy Eating

Our family’s journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating. This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels. What an eye opener this was! Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

My journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating.  This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels.  What an eye opener this was!  Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

I would have said our family ate pretty well.  We rarely ate out.  In fact, my son was 14 before he ever ate at a fast food restaurant and he wasn’t with me when he did!

But, cooking was not my thing.  I much preferred to clean up the kitchen after the cook, rather than the actual preparing and cooking of the meal.  This was a real challenge for me. Continue reading “Our Journey to Healthy Eating”

Tip: Food Feeds and Fights Cancer

Foods That Reduce CancerResearch shows that diet can contribute to at least one-third of all cancers.  Replacing an animal-based diet with a plant-based diet can lower the rate of the big four — lung, breast, colon and prostate cancers — which account for more than 50 percent of all cancer deaths.

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Tip: Stop the Excuses

No ExcusesWhen starting a new exercise routine and/or healthy habit, or to stay on course for one you’ve already begun, don’t use the “excuse” that you don’t have time for xyz.  That excuse just means it isn’t important to you.  Just ten minutes a day is better than nothing.

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Tip: Muscle Burns Fat

More Muscle Burns More FatDiet and exercise are health factors dependent on each other.  As we age, the more we need to move and remain active. The reasons are two-fold: 1) the older we are we tend to put on excess body fat, especially around the middle, and 2) muscle mass diminishes as we age.  So what can you do?

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Tip: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Preventing AlzheimersA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that engaging in leisure activities such as playing games, reading books, or doing crossword puzzles decreases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by nearly one third.

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