Tag: kids

5 Red Flags to Notice On Nutrition Labels

  Buying healthy food for our families should be easy, right?  Especially since new products constantly arrive in the supermarket promising great taste and nutritional benefits.  However, at face value, many choices that may seem healthy could be no better than the junk food you’re trying to avoid.  Below I have 5 red flags to … Continue reading "5 Red Flags to Notice On Nutrition Labels"
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5 Natural and Healthy Sugar Substitutes

  For most people, experts agree that some added sugar in your diet is fine.  But the truth is…most Americans are consuming way too much.  According to research from the University of California, the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar every day and around 57 pounds of added sugar each year.  Could this be … Continue reading "5 Natural and Healthy Sugar Substitutes"
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3 Simple Tips for Kid’s Meditation

In a world where electronics rule behavior and disconnection is a rising problem, it’s easy for our children to become overstimulated.  Studies from Berkeley have shown that teaching kids mindfulness and meditation can build student’s attentiveness, respect for fellow classmates, self-control, and empathy, all while reducing stress, hyperactive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and depression. Below I … Continue reading "3 Simple Tips for Kid’s Meditation"
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7 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid

  Think what you’re eating is what matters most in your diet?  Maybe it’s what you’re washing it all down with that’s really the problem.   It can be confusing to know which drinks are truly healthy thanks to clever marketing.  Unfortunately, your favorite splurge beverage may be a real diet killer, filled with calories and … Continue reading "7 Surprisingly Unhealthy Drinks You Should Avoid"
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5 Simple Ways to Stay Hydrated (Without Drinking Water)

  It’s hot out there, ya’ll.  It feels like this past month I’ve been running between air conditioners to stay cool.  And when those temperatures get warmer, our bodies are more likely to need water to stay cool and balanced.  Health authorities commonly recommend that you drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.  … Continue reading "5 Simple Ways to Stay Hydrated (Without Drinking Water)"
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7 Worst Breakfast Foods to Start Your Day

The comedian Jim Gaffigan once joked, “You can’t have cake for breakfast.  Unless it’s a pancake with syrup.” While light-hearted, this joke sums up most Americans attitude towards breakfast.  Doughnuts, sugary cereals, pastries and, yes, pancakes are generally accepted “breakfast meals”.  Yet often we find ourselves crashing after breakfast – immediately hitting the coffee machine … Continue reading "7 Worst Breakfast Foods to Start Your Day"
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