10 Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

Posted by The CareSync Team

Mar 14, 2017 1:13:07 PM

If your dinner plate is full of bland, beige, and all-around blah food, chances are you're not getting the nutrition you need. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends filling half that plate with fruits and vegetables. Do the same for every meal and you won’t just be adding color, flavor, and texture; you’ll also be getting a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, recipes

What Makes Omega-3 Fatty Acids So Special?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 17, 2016 1:40:00 PM

They're great for your heart!

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your risk of heart disease. The ways they help the heart include:

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, diet

Hot Chocolate With Fewer Carbs

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 3, 2016 10:49:00 AM

Who doesn’t swoon over a nice cup of hot chocolate? But if you’re getting the one at the neighborhood coffee house, it could contain 60 grams of carbs (or more!), even when it’s made with low-fat milk.

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Topics: healthy eating, diet, recipes

Eat a Rainbow of Foods

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Oct 12, 2016 12:01:00 PM

You may have heard doctors and dieticians use the phrase “eat the rainbow” to encourage people to include more fruits and vegetables in their diets. But what may surprise you is just how many health benefits a colorful variety of produce can deliver.

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Topics: family health, healthy living, health tips, healthy eating, diet, recipes

These Recipes Can't Be "Beet"

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Ask your doctor about adding beets to your diet. Beets are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin B, iron, vitamin C (an immune-booster), potassium (for healthy nerve and muscle function), and manganese (good for bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). They are commonly believed to be good for your heart, liver, and colon. And they contain phytochemicals that are good for your eyes and nerve tissues, as well as lutein, an antioxidant that helps protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

What's the Scoop on Avocados?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s the fruit you sometimes forget is a fruit! It’s the avocado and it’s good for you. Yes, it has fat. But it has the monounsaturated kind which helps promote healthy blood flow so it’s good for your heart. Studies have also shown avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Fat? Yes!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 14, 2016 9:00:02 AM

You usually hear, "Avoid fat!" But there is a healthy source your body craves. Omega-3 fatty acids can help your body’s cells work properly, reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis. They are also thought to play a role in improving memory as we age, keeping short-term memory sharp, and lowering the risk for dementia.

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), healthy eating, heart health, diet, recipes, omega-3s

Secrets to Healthy Aging Made Simple

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

You know that saying, you’re only as old as you feel? In honor of September being Healthy Aging® Month, let’s commit to taking that to heart by implementing a few secret and not-so-secret tips for feeling and staying healthy, vibrant, and “young” as we age.

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Topics: healthy living, health tips, fitness & exercise, healthy eating

Juicing for Your Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 31, 2016 9:22:24 AM

For some adults, eating fruits and vegetables has been a struggle since childhood. Maybe taste got in the way when we were younger and pickier about what was put on our plate. Perhaps convenience was the issue when we were older and trying to run out the door to work. But as we get older and leading a healthier lifestyle gets higher on our radar, we realize we need to incorporate those nutrient-rich foods in our diet one way or another. Thankfully, there’s a delicious and convenient way to do it: juicing.

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Topics: health tips, healthy eating, heart health, recipes

Salmon, Orzo, and Almonds ... Oh My!

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 8, 2016 10:05:51 AM

Eating the right foods plays a key role in keeping your heart, mind, and body healthy.

In this post, we'll discuss the many health benefits of including salmon, orzo, and almonds in your diet, then share the perfect recipe from Health.com that brings them deliciously together, Salmon Scallopini With Almond Orzo.

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Topics: American Heart Association (AHA), health tips, healthy eating, recipes

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