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This past weekend I attended a gluten free expo. My husband recently found out that he is gluten intolerant. So we thought, why not check this out? This expo features booths and booths of companies with samples of their product, touting ‘Gluten Free!’ and ‘It’s more healthy!’. But, one recurring theme we saw and we passed booth after booth after booth picking up samples was processed food! Almost all of it was baked goods (breads, pastries, cookies, cupcakes, etc) and SUGAR! I was SHOCKED how much sugar was in everything. We thought to ourselves, how is THIS more healthy??? I kept thinking back to the 90’s fad of all fat is bad! As long as there was little to no fat (animal fat, plant fat, it didn’t matter) it was good for you! Those 26 grams of sugar per serving, that is okay! ;) Body By Design, Norwood MA You even see... read more
It’s that time of year again! When gorging yourself on candy becomes acceptable, especially for kids! Over the past twenty years, our country has become sugar obsessed. Our obsession with so called ‘healthy’ low-fat diet trends of the 1990’s have only compounded this problem. In fact, most ‘low-fat’ foods, are packed with extra sugar to make up for lost taste from the decreased fat. Sugar is not as harmless as we are led to believe by sugar and some food manufacturers. Read below at your own risk! 6 CRAZY Facts About Sugar Soda: Whether is filled with sugar, or ‘sugar-free’, its all bad for you. Many sodas contain high fructose corn syrup. Often toted as a the same as regular table sugar, it is not. And those sugar-free sodas that contain ingredients like aspartame, these sugar substitutes trick your brain and actually make you crave MORE sugar. And to top it off, carbonation tricks... read more
As your kids enter another school year, you are probably like most parents and thinking, “How am I going to get my child to eat healthy?”. It is not as difficult as it may appear. With just a few simple steps your kids will be on their way to healthy and happier school year! [%sbmodule:button_seminar%] Pack their lunch There has been a lot of controversy lately over the state of school lunches (pizza is now considered a vegetable?!). One way we can keep our kids healthy and happy in this new school year is packing their lunch! Your kids might not like this like idea though. But home packed lunches don’t have to be boring. There are so many sites dedicated to fun, interesting and easy ways to pack a healthy lunch for your kids that they will love to eat. Here are some great ideas your kids will love! http://www.parents.com/kids/nutrition/lunch/healthy-school-lunches-snacks/ Hand sanitizer The number... read more