Better Homes and Bodies
Do you know your IAQ? It’s important to change your homes air filters regularly and have your IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) tested to make sure the air in your home is not contaminated. Poor air quality can aggravate allergies, trigger asthma attacks and give you and your family flu-like symptoms.
According to research, it takes more than just willpower to maintain healthy eating habits. There are actually three hidden factors that influence how we eat. 1. Our social network. Are we surrounded by supportive, health- conscious people? Those who will support and encourage our goals.
Known to the ancient Greeks as the “fruit of the gods”. This fruit can be a bit tart; however, dried date plums are less tart and very sweet. A good Date Plum ready to store at room temperature or eat will be yellow to orange in color, without bruises, cuts or abrasions. Benefits include natural antioxidants and excellent source of fiber, vitamins A and C, as well as manganese. Try chopping them and add some to your cereal or granola for a boost of sweetness and fiber.
All kids are ready for a snack when they get home from school. Having these ready for when they return can be the beginning of a great evening. Try washed and cut fresh fruits and veggies, and keep them within an easy reach in the refrigerator. Also, consider a snack drawer filled with healthy foods for your older students.
Packing a healthy whole food lunch is important.Research shows how our children’s attention span, concentration and memory are all impacted by the daily nutrition they receive. All it takes is a little preparation and a weekly plan. Get your grade school kids involved with the meal planning, lunchbox purchase and don’t forget to send them off with a cute and