March is National Nutrition Month. It is time to consider our health. Each day is a new opportunity to make healthy choices in your daily meals. Daily changes and better food choices add up to overall better health.
If you had health goals for January 1st and things did not work out then start today! It does not matter if it is January 1st , March or September 1st. Even the smallest changes can have a great impact on your health. Make these changes lifetime changes.
Sugar (fructose and high fructose corn syrup are the worst options) - my advice is to give it up or use moderation. There are numerous articles written on the subject of the negative effects of sugar, and I plan to write about it as well in an upcoming article -and explain why. Just know giving up sugars can help balance hormones, prevent diseases, improve mood, lose weight, sustain energy, decrease inflammation, curb cravings, and improve overall health....
When you buy orange juice do you seek out the healthiest option? Maybe one “not from concentrate” or with “no additives”? Maybe one “with extra pulp” or “100% juice”? The healthiest, most natural choice you can find, right? Have you considered that store-bought orange juice may not be healthy at all?
The orange juice you think is the healthiest option is probably none of those things.
When orange juice is mass produced, not only is it unhealthy, it isn’t even really juice.
“Not from concentrate” juice goes through extensive processing. “It’s really in the storage that a lot of the processing goes on,” said Alissa Hamilton, the author of Squeezed: What You Don’t Know About Orange Juice. “They strip the juice of oxygen so that the juice doesn’t go bad in these tanks where they keep it. And the juice can actually sit in the tanks for upwards of a year.” That’s all before it arrives on grocery store shelves.
When you make orange juice yourself, each time it tastes a little...