In the Event You Are Finding Yourself with a Little Free Time…

March 21, 2020

When we prepared our monthly newsletter for posting just a couple of short weeks ago, it was a different time and different circumstances from today.


We asked ourselves this morning if our scheduled posting would be appropriate in the shelter-at-home environment we currently find ourselves in.


Our answer to ourselves: edit our letter to focus on sharing just a few health tips to the benefit of all.


To your health if you are so inclined and you have the time to read.




Good News!

Nutrition Prescriptions

With $119B in retail revenue, Kroger Co. is the world’s largest supermarket chain, so the actions they take are closely watched by many. They are currently testing a unique concept: filling “nutrition prescriptions” for their customers.

Under the test, launched in Cincinnati last spring, a doctor makes dietary recommendations to diabetes patients and directs them to a nutrition expert at a Kroger supermarket. “We find that a lot of physicians give difficult-to-follow nutrition advice — along the lines of ‘You should improve your diet’ or ‘You should eat better.’ And that becomes very difficult for a patient to understand and implement. So a nutrition prescription is a strategic way to fill the gap between the physician’s guidance and the actual products that will yield health benefits,” says Kroger Health registered dietitian Bridget Wojciak, RDN/LD.


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Less Sugary Cereal

Did you know that Kellogg’s Raisin Bran was marketed as “the deliciously heart-healthy way to start your day” even though it contained 18 grams of added sugar per serving—which represents almost 40 percent of its calories?

As a result of a recent lawsuit, the company can no longer advertise certain products, where added sugars represent at least 10 percent of calories, as “healthy.” Nor can it promote them with phrases like “start with a healthy spoonful” or “invest in your health.”

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Avocados, the racy green fruit


There is a myriad of reasons to love avocados. Not only are they chock-full of good fats that keep your heart healthy and cut your cancer risk, but they taste heavenly.

The original name for this delectable and nutritious fruit (yes, fruit!) is a bit racy. Background: the avocado tree probably originated in south-central Mexico and is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. The fruit of the plant, also called an avocado, is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

After reading the origin of their name, I guarantee you’ll never look at an avocado the same way again. Curious? read the article:

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