Eat Healthy, Be Healthy

Choosing healthy, wholesome foods over processed foods is a challenge that many of us deal with. After reading Maya Dangerfield’s article on nutrients that we could all benefit from having more of, it lead me to the realization that making healthier choices is vital to our health… And that it can also be fun!

Without having enough nutrients such as potassium, fiber and calcium, we run the risks of developing diet-related chronic diseases. These nutrients are found in delicious, every day whole foods.

Potassium is found in potatoes, bananas, spinach and beets. Fiber is found in oats, beans, lentils, whole wheat, brown rice, legumes and a variety of vegetables. Calcium is found in several types of greens and dairy products.  My suggestion? Shop wisely, looking for the whole foods of your preference and make eating your nutrients an exciting part of each day! Tip: you can search Pinterest for savory recipes of your favorite nutrient enriched foods! Happy eating!

Review Maya’s article here: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/not-enough-nutrients?adbid=526485975669563392&adbpl=tw&adbpr=25087685&cid=socFO_20141026_34432467

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Outsmart Sneaky Marketers On Your Next Grocery Store Visit

Stepping into a grocery store, especially when you’re hungry, can really put a dent in your wallet. But did you know that the colors of food items have the ability to impact your shopping? They do! Here’s how you can outsmart the sneaky marketers who design your food packages:

According to the article, How Color Influences Your Grocery Shopping (And How to Outsmart It!) by thekitchn.com, becoming aware of the colors around you and knowing what each color means, will have you asking yourself why you’re truly buying a product.

Red is appetizing, yellow makes you happy, green is perceived as natural and healthy, orange satisfies and blue generates a good memory of the product.

According to the article, as many as 90% of grocery shoppers make impulse decisions to buy products based on their colors.

The next time you go grocery shopping, ask yourself if you’re shopping based on the color or the ingredients. This will help your health and wallet!

US Health Officials Prepare for Ebola

U.S. hospitals are preparing themselves for Ebola, according to a Fox News Health article by Nicole Kwan. Due to the first Ebola patient making his way into the U.S., hospitals don’t want to take any chances. It is comforting news to know that hospitals are more prepared for Ebola than the general public is aware of. The preparation requires that each facility have isolation rooms in case there is a potentially infectious patient. Although Ebola is deadly, health experts say that it is less contagious than the common cold.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/03/us-hospitals-are-prepared-for-ebola-experts-say/