Cut Sugar and Nourish Your Family with Holiday Sweetness

Yipes, its almost here! The Holiday Season… If you haven’t already downloaded,
The No.1 Way to Upgrade Your Family’s Health please don’t delay.

It doesn’t have to take a holiday miracle for your kids to have fewer meltdowns, and be less cranky this holiday season. As soon as they are eating healthier, meaning less sugar, no HFCS and little processed snack food, you will begin to notice a marked improvement in their behavior. Also as an added bonus you should see a reduction in colds and sore throats, as too much sugar impairs immunity.

Cutting back on sugary drinks and processed foods applies to you too… Replacing holiday lattes and afternoon sweets with refreshing herb teas and healthy protein snacks will keep your energy more constant, ensure better sleep and also help you to k...

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Nutrition and the Eatin’ Season

Here it is November and we are already into the “Eatin’ Season”. Starting a Family Health Upgrade now is certainly more challenging, but if you can keep a few basics in mind, like cutting back on sugar, especially High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and eliminating heavily processed snack foods the rewards will be worth it. Greatly reducing sugar will mean, more calm for everyone. Less junk food will leave more room for good-for you foods. The combination will make immune systems stronger and the whole family will be better able to ward off the colds and sore throats that come around this time of year.

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More on Your Family Health Upgrade

When it comes to a Family Health Upgrade, meals, drinks and treats will be a big area of concern. Agreeing on a few simple changes can produce positive results, but might also raise loud complaints. Be prepared. If the family decides on a No Junk Food Policy the kids can become Nutrition Detectives at the grocery store and search out better choices.. You may have to do the reading, but scoping out ingredients labels on the foods is critical. If any form of sugar (words ending in …ose ) is first or second on the list, or the label lists additives no one can pronounce, find a healthier alternative. Don’t be fooled by 100 Calorie Snack Packs. In most cases the 100 calories have little food value, are high in sugar and cost too much. If you can, make your own snack packs.  Buy in bulk.  Homemade trail mix is a great way to go. Let the kids come up with their own blend as long as it’s low in sugar and high in food value.  If the family agrees on a No Soda Policy be ready with some healthy drink alternatives. Pure, no sugar added, fruit juice, mixed with sparkling water is one alternative, “sun tea” is another. Check out all the flavors of herb tea available at the store and let the kids concoct their own blends. Tea, a big pitcher and cold water are all it takes to make a tasty drink.

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