Reducing Added Sugars in the Diet

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provided by the USDA came out recently. The purpose of these guidelines is to promote health, prevent disease and focus on healthy eating through all stages of life.  

Since 1980, it has been recommended to limit added sugars for optimal health, and these new guidelines are no different. Reducing added sugars in the diet can help to manage weight and help to prevent chronic illness.  

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Mindful Eating Through the Holidays

In a normal year, stress, depression and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, this year’s events may make it more difficult to maintain health. During the holidays, high caloric foods and drinks are readily available, so how can we be mindful of our intake to prevent weight gain?

Here are five ways to stay focused:

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Whole or Processed Food: Which is Best?

The common suggestion to shop the circumference of the grocery store can be helpful if you are trying to decrease your processed food intake, but that doesn’t mean foods in the aisles are unhealthy.

Many diets today promote the intake of only whole foods, but let’s be real. In today’s busy world, convenience foods can be extremely helpful and can have just as much nutritional value if you choose wisely.

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