A healthy eating game plan for students

Health Eating

As college students head off to school, there are a myriad of things to do and details to manage. Healthy eating should be near the top of the list but doesn’t always get there. Below are some useful guidelines that may help.

A word of caution, however regarding fish.  Depending on where the fish is from determines how much mercury and PCB’s it may have ingested. Reports suggest limiting how much fish you eat.

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Healthy, gluten-free cosmetics for vibrant skin

Tilth Cosmetics logoFor those who suffer from wheat allergies, I can relate. I had an intense wheat allergy for ten very long years. During that time, I avoided anything that had wheat or wheat related.

But one area I never considered during this time (and I should have) was my cosmetics. Who knew that wheat is a major component of many of the major cosmetic brands on the market?

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Ice Pop Makers – a colorful fun and healthy way to beat the heat

Ice Pop Makers are made of flexible food quality silicone - perfect for frozen treats

Ice Pop Makers are made of flexible food quality silicone – perfect for frozen treats

During the summer, you know the value of staying hydrated and cooling down. Cold water and juices are great but it usually takes something colder to really get your body temperature down.

Kids have the right idea with popsicles, but the high sugar content that many of them have is a real concern. Ice Pop Makers from Accidental Shopping is a great and easy solution.

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Sparkling Ice provides refreshing flavor with no calories, caffeine or sodium

Sparkling ICE PosterNot all juice drinks are created equal. Many contain chemical additives and high sugar and calorie content. I recently discovered in my local supermarket a great healthy alternative called Sparkling Ice.

This combination of lightly carbonated mountain spring water and fruit juice offers refreshing great taste. Certified kosher, these delicious juice drinks contain antioxidants and natural flavors including green tea extract. They have no caffeine, no sodium and zero calories.

To learn more about this healthy juice line with its many delicious flavors, see http://bit.ly/13fI2Nn.

Healthy snacking for the holidays and beyond

As we begin preparing for the holidays, it’s easy to reach for unhealthy snacks as quick pick-me-ups. This is the time of year for rampant impulse snacking – when the urge hits, we reach for whatever we can find to snack on.

NatureBox wants to change that by making healthy delicious snacking easier and more convenient.

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National School Lunch Week encourages food for kids

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act requires schools to offer more fresh veggies and better nutrition to our kids

In September, the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” went into effect. It requires schools to serve more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and more sources of protein as part of the school lunch program. It also encourages the creation of school gardens, farm-to-school programs, nutrition education and other food-related educational programs.

The GreenPan – a healthier way to cook!

Besides scratching, there's a dark side to using regular non-stick cookware

Non-stick cookware has been around since 1938. Since the 1960’s, the technology behind it has pretty much remained the same.

But there’s a dark side to non-stick cookware. Unbeknownst to consumers, it contains two seriously toxic chemicals: PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). Classified by the EPA as a “likely human carcinogen,” manufacturers must eliminate their use by 2015.

GreenPan is a non-toxic, healthy, non-stick cookware line that offers a simple, safe alternative.

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