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Bring Flavor Inside This Winter!

Weight Management

Don’t let the fading of fall get you down! Bring color inside by starting your own indoor garden this season. Gardening indoors allows you to save money at the grocery store and add delicious flavors to your favorite holiday meals. Not only will growing your own herbs and vegetables benefit your seasonal activities, but it will benefit your heart health as well. Over the years, increases in processed and fast foods have given rise to increased sodium consumption. The American Heart Association recommends that you consume no more than 2400 milligrams of sodium per day. Consuming less than this recommended amount can help lower blood pressure and protect your heart. Fortunately, one of the easiest ways to replace sodium and … Continue reading

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Beth Hersh, RD, LMNT

Growing the Solution to Eating Healthier

Weight Management

Spring has finally arrived! The temperatures outside are finally warm enough to start planting. What better way to know where your food is coming from than to grow it yourself? With a little bit of work you can grow your own organic vegetables and fruits, and can savor the fruits of your labor by providing food for you and your family. Growing your own food doesn’t mean you have to plant an acre of land. Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Start by doing container gardening: you can put tomatoes, peppers, herbs and other vegetables in individual planters or five gallon buckets. Or if you have a yard, you can grow vegetables in flower beds. And if you are … Continue reading

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