January is Fiber Focus month. Fiber is a part of plant foods that we do not digest. Fiber can help prevent constipation, lower cholesterol, keep our hearts healthy, prevent certain cancers, help with blood glucose control and weight management.
Category: Health and Wellness
Food is as much a part of holiday gatherings as football, candles and carols. This holiday season, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and ConAgra Foods encourage Americans to enjoy healthy holiday meals while keeping food safety in mind every step of the way with tips from the Home Food Safety program’s www.HomeFoodSafety.org.
Download the FREE mobile Apps - Fooducate and ShopWell, NOW!
Fooducate and ShopWell are both like bringing a nutrition professional to the grocery store, EVERYtime!
Easily plan a healthy shopping list, specific to Your nutritional needs right from your mobile device! (Unfortunately, ShopWell is not yet available for Android users. But you can still visit ShopWell.com for a similar experience).
Features of Both
Barcode product scanning - product ratings provided (based on a grading system), and healthier product suggestions ("Better For You" alternatives) offered, within the same food category.
An Explanation of WHY - describes why a product is or isn't recommended for you (ie: saturated fat or sugar content, etc.)
Both are FREE
Fooducate - is available for both iphone and Android users (Shopwell is not available for Android)
ShopWell - uses your personal profile to assess if products are right for YOU. Your profile asks you your food preferences and nutrition goals (nutrients that are important to you, things you want/need in your diet), dietary restrictions (nutrients you are trying to avoid or limit, i.e. saturated and trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, etc.), and it asks about potential allergens you must avoid (nuts, milk, soy, etc.). Makes label reading even easier! ShopWell also provides all the ingredients in a product, to help put you at ease when shopping for children with food allergies (or to quickly look up an item if your child calls you and says "Mom, can I have this___?"
Both help you answer that neverending question, "Is this good for me?"
They are very easy to use, and will help you become a Healthier shopper!
Another exciting Tour de France has just ended, with first and second place going to 2 British riders from Team Sky! The Tour de France is held annually, lasts 3 weeks and comprises of different stages including fast sprints and long mountain climbs. The route changes every year and sometimes the riders cycle through neighboring countries, but the Tour always ends in Paris. The riders cycle ~2,000 miles, which requires a lot of energy!