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Frozen Fruit & Veggies vs. Fresh - Does It Matter?

Think fresh is always best? Not necessarily! When foods are picked at their peak and flash frozen, their freshness and nutrients are preserved. Find out how frozen foods can be just as beneficial as their fresh counterparts and how they may even retain more vitamins. Fresh vs. Frozen The main question between fresh and frozen comes from the common argument that “fresh is best” not just for taste, but for nutritional value. This has been debunked, thanks to a study1 conducted by Dr. Al
Inspiration

How to Lose Holiday Weight Gain

Jenny Craig is here to help. Schedule a free appointment with one of our weight-loss consultants today!   The holidays are full of food, and it can feel like you have to pile your plate high to help your host (or yourself) with leftovers! However holidays can go on for days, and before you know it, you’ve gained some holiday weight.   If you have put on a bit of weight after the holidays, that’s okay! Here are some holiday weight loss tips to act as your guide for how to los
Eat Well

Most Sugary Foods & How to Cut Down on Sugar

Updated: March 18, 2020

 

Not everything about sugar is quite so sweet. Despite years of knowing sugar isn’t healthy, people are consuming more and more of it.1 The typical American diet is loaded with excessive amounts of added sugars. Added sugar is everywhere — most products on grocery store shelves have it (just check the back of the food label!).

 

On the road to healthier eating habits, one notable indulgence to ditch from your diet is empty calorie foods and drinks, which are typically high in sugar and lack nutritional value. Sweetened drinks, doughnuts and candies — we’re looking at you!  When consumed in excess, empty calories can contribute to weight gain — and being overweight can lead to health issues such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.2
 
There are two types of sugars: naturally occurring and added sugars. 

  • Naturally occurring sugars can be found in fruit and milk.
  • Added sugars can usually be found in packaged foods.

 

Natural occurring sugars typically aren’t the problem when it comes to most people’s diet — it’s added sugars. 
 
Added sugars found in packaged foods are one of the biggest culprits of empty calories. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises limiting added sugars to less than 10% of total calories.3
 
To help you work toward your weight loss goals while enjoying your favorite foods, we’ve rounded up seven of the most sugary foods to avoid and healthier alternatives to enjoy. 
 

Live Life

7 Facts About Diabetes You Need To Know

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, these statistics of people with diabetes could change in a positive direction. It all starts with understanding diabetes and making positive steps toward a healthy living. And knowledge is power. Boost your power with these seven facts about diabetes. 1. The most common type of diabetes is Type 2. Type 2 d
Move More

5 Simple Ways to Exercise at Work

Getting moving during your work day can is a good way to help renew your focus and get your heart pumping! However, if you’re like 80% of the working population, your job is sedentary or requires only very light activity,1 so you know firsthand how difficult it is to get quality physical activity during the workday. What you may not realize is that a lack of movement during work marks a dramatic, and very recent, change in our behavior. As recently as fifty years ago, nearly 50% of jobs were phy
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10 Tips For Drinking More Water Every Day

Water is the essence of life. Humans are comprised of almost 60% water, which means that we have to continually drink water to keep our bodies hydrated, happy and healthy.1 This essential nutrient is one of the most important elements for the human body, but people often struggle with hydration and consuming enough water.

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