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Winter Blahs

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 9:32 AM Comments comments ()
I find myself longing for sunlight and fresh air. How about you? These past few days Mother Nature reminded us of what's right around the corner. With temperatures in the 60's, a welcoming, warm breeze, people in shorts walking their dogs, my mood picked up and a smile crossed my face. 

Remember, spring is only 25 days away. So, plan your garden or flower pot, begin to bring out your lighter clothes from hiding. Keep an eye out for many of our favorite signs of life: birds, daffodils, tulips, and yes sunshine. Brighter days ae just around the corner. 

Bring it on,Jane

Today's Affirmation: I love life and life loves me.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments ()
Celebrating National Nutrition Month Throughout March.

Plan to incorporate these food giants into your meals for the next 31 days to begin to develop another healthy habit and to put a spring in your step every day.

Blueberries top the list as one of the most powerful disease-fighting foods. That's because they contain anthocyanins, the antioxidant responsible for their dark blue color. These delicious jewels are packed with fiber, vitamin C, and are available all year long. Boost heart health by adding them into your diet regularly.  

Salmon a cold-water fish is a great source of protein and is also packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association advises eating salmon and other omega-3 rich foods twice a week for benefits that go beyond heart health. Americans love salmon because it is so versatile, easy to cook, and tastes great. 

Soy Protein is an inexpensive, high-quality protein containing fiber, vitamins, and minerals -- all the ingredients for a heart-healthy meal. Also, a diet rich in soy protein can lower triglycerides, which help prevent cardiovascular disease and keep your heart strong and healthy. In those with high cholesterol levels, the benefits of soy foods are due to their high levels of polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.  

Oatmeal, Grandma called it roughage and we need plenty of it each day. Oatmeal is one way to get it. Oats are nourishing whole grains and a great source of vitamins, minerals, and cholesterol-lowering fiber. The FDA allows manufacturers of oats to make health claims about the grain on their products, suggesting that a diet high in oats can reduce the risk for heart disease. Research shows oats lower cholesterol levels, keep you regular, and may help prevent certain cancers.  

Spinach, Popeye knew firsthand the value of eating spinach. Hands down, spinach is the powerhouse of the vegetable kingdom. Its rich, dark color comes from the multiple phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals (especially folate and iron) that also fight disease, protect against heart disease, and preserve your eyesight.

Please check back frequently for more timely tips about healthy eating and to discover how you may win a prize for visiting frequently.

Here's to sunny Spring days,


Spring is in the Air?

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 8:52 AM Comments comments ()
Are you counting down the days until Spring arrives? Ah Spring, a time of rebirth, renewal, sunshine, warmer weather, increased daylight hours and so much more.

At SCS, we'll be counting down the days by introducing a blog series in March "Putting a Spring in Your Step" consisting of tips to be happy, healthy and active. So check back often to see what's coming up next!

Hint: We'll be seed planting with our most frequent Blog visitors.