Dr. Sear Healthy Back to School Tips

 

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School is back in which means our schedules just got busier!

Nationally-acclaimed pediatrician, Doctor Bill Sears shares some convenient ways to keep your family’s healthy diets on track during the busy back-to-school season.  heck out his 5 healthy tips here!

Growing Your Own Food Easily

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Key advantages to traditional gardening

  • Comes with everything you need to start growing
  • Compact design fits almost anywhere, including patios, decks, porches, balconies, terraces, or rooftop gardens
  • Soil-free system means there is no weeding, tilling, kneeling, or getting dirty
  • No gardening experience is necessary
  • Grows many fruits and almost any vegetable, herb, or flower—faster than in soil
  • Uses less than 10% of the water and land involved in traditional gardening
  • Reduces the need for pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides
  • Fewer issues with climate, such as heat, cold, drought
  • Help is just a call or click away

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Food Frauds

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Food Frauds that will Wreck Your Diet!

 

Found this great slideshow article showing some of the foods that appear healthy but not necessarily are and wanted to share.
Some of these foods we think are healthy can actually sabotage your diet.

Click the pic above to see the slideshow.

Chopped Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss Mason Jar Salad

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Ingredients

5 wide mouth quart size mason jars
15 tablespoons yogurt coleslaw dressing
3 large red bell peppers, chopped
3 broccoli crowns, chopped small
½ pound thick sliced organic deli ham, chopped
6 ounces dry spiral whole grain pasta, cooked and cooled
5 ounces block swiss cheese, chopped
5 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
5 cups spinach, arugula, radicchio salad blend

Instructions

Pour 3 tablespoons of salad dressing into each of the mason jars. Then layer ingredients into the jar starting with peppers then following with broccoli, ham, pasta, cheese, pumpkin seeds, and finishing with salad blend.
To eat pour salad into a bowl and mix all ingredients together until evenly coated with salad dressing.

Make Ahead Instructions

These salads can be prepared 5 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.

Source: www.skinnymomskitchen.com

 

Need More Energy?

How We Eat Affects How We Feel!

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Need more energy? Eat more fruits and vegetables every day according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. It appears it is also good for your overall mood. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables makes people feel happier and calmer.

Researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand had 281 young people to keep food diaries and fill out questionnaires about their emotions every for three weeks. They tracked how many fruits, vegetables, and snack foods had been eaten. The results showed a correlation between positive mood and energy levels and fruit and vegetable consumption.

“On days when people ate more fruits and vegetables,” Dr. Tamlin Connor noted, “they reported feeling calmer, happier and more energetic than they normally did.”

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Aim for seven to eight servings a day. Half of each meal should be vegetables or fruit.  Reach for fruit or vegetable snacks throughout the day in place of those unhealthy things  you’re eating.

http://everett.juiceplus.com/ has always advocated eating as many servings of fruits and veggies as possible, but sometimes that can be easier said than done. Some Days it can be hard to get the amounts of fruits and veggies much less the variety our bodies need. That’s where Juice Plus+ comes in. Juice Plus+ can help bridge the gap between what we should eat and what we do eat every day.

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The study is published in the British Journal of Health Psychology.