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

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

What's the Scoop on Avocados?

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

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

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

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

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!

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

Secrets to Healthy Aging Made Simple

Posted by Kaerrie Hall and Katie Gleason

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

Juicing for Your Health

Posted by Kaerrie Hall and Katie Gleason

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, recipes, heart health

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

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

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

Which Foods Are Good or Bad for You? The Answers May Surprise You!

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Jul 7, 2016 12:35:27 PM

Should you pick up or put down that granola bar? It depends on who you ask. 

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

Back to Basics: Better Health Made Easy

Posted by Russell Dumas, BSN, RN

May 9, 2016 8:57:27 AM

Need to get healthy? Maybe your doctor has told you to improve your physical fitness in order to prevent or even delay heart disease, diabetes, or certain cancers. Maybe you want to lose weight or have more energy. No matter what your reason or even your age, getting started may be easier than you think.

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Topics: family health, caregivers, patients, fitness & exercise, healthy eating, healthy living, health tips

6 Surprising Foods That Contain Gluten

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 10, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Do you need to be gluten-free? Awareness of celiac disease has greatly accelerated in recent years, and so has the availability of gluten-free options in health food stores, supermarkets and restaurants.

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Topics: healthy eating, health tips

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