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12/11/17 12:05 A

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baked not fried.



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12/10/17 1:54 P

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I also have limited space. Canned veg is wonderful for that. I am bad about using fresh and the items spoil



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12/10/17 1:16 A

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eating fruits and vegetables

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12/9/17 1:06 P

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Mandie, I agree! Many modern canned fruits and vegetables are great options. And the packaging is better too, being without BPA and such. I read the labels and purchase the ones with the least amount of added added sodium. I do love my fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables but I have limited freezer space and can only keep so many fresh ones on hand as a single lady before they go bad.

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12/9/17 12:30 P

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I aim for lots of veggies whether it's a stir fry, stew or soup.
I saute in a tiny bit of olive oil and add broth...it adds a lot of flavor and I don't need more salt

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12/7/17 6:35 P

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Avoiding canned food isn't neccesary. Maybe 20 years ago?

Now a days you can get canned fruits and veggies. With no added salt or sugar. Fruit packed in its own juice or water. Where the only ingredient is the listed fruit or vegetable.

Many companies sell an organic counterpart to soups and sauces

It's all about reading the labels.

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 12/7/2017 (18:36)

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12/7/17 6:25 P

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I try to get things where I understand what the ingredients are.

Like there was a company that made sausage. The person in the commercial said. Their sausage is organic and doesn't include icky things like ascorbic acid.

Well organic sausage company. Ascorbic acid is the scscientific term for Vitamin C.

The moral of the story. Just because you don't know what it is. Doesn't mean it's bad. Without proper research. Calling out ingredients may make you look foolish.



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12/7/17 5:38 P

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Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables I stay away from canned foods.



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"hi everyone, how do you think the products we bought from outside are healthy? Do you know the contents of the products you have eaten?"

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, ELMA. But I'll address this part of your question.

Do I believe that products I buy from the grocery store are healthy ? If I buy a product from the grocery store, let's say a package of granola bars, I will read the nutrition label to see what the ingredients are. Some products that say they are healthy, really aren't that healthy once you've read the nutrition label.

If you are concerned about what you eat, something that will help you eat better would be to learn how to read a nutrition label. Learn about different ingredients.

What ingredients do you need to pay attention to ? Things like partially hydrogenated oils, saturated fat, salt, fiber, sugar, artificial sweeteners.

What should a person eat ? If you want to control what you put into your body, you need to try to cook most of your meals at home. The more wholesome the food, the better. If you want to bring healthy foods into the house, bring plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. avoid highly processed foods like packaged cookies, chips/crisps or energy drinks. Those energy drinks are probably one of the most unhealthy things you could drink. think Red Bull or Monster.



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12/6/17 6:14 A

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I am going to build a bit on Kris' sleep comments. I found some great SparkPeople resources that may help with some ideas on how you can build better sleep habits.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_arti
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www.sparkpeople.com/resource/healthy-sleep
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I don't fully understand what you are asking other than the insomnia/stress.

I suffer from insomnia too, and at times suffer from significant stress. Learning some really good relaxation techniques is good to reduce stress and help get to sleep. I often rely on 'happy thoughts' to induce a sleepy state. Other times I look at house plans and redo them in my head. I find that very enjoyable and helps to get me to sleep.

If you keep a sleep diary beside your bed, and you are stressing/fretting about something once you have gone to bed, write it down. Write your thoughts and possible solutions if you think of any, then put the diary down. This often works because the mind KNOWS that you aren't going to forget because it is in writing, so it will let go.

Ensure that your room is a comfortable temperature.

Some people find a little white noise to be helpful.

Don't eat a heavy meal not long before going to bed. Some people need a small filling snack prior to bed, tho', but don't include caffeine or alcohol.

If you are having problems with emotions on a regular basis, then you need to talk with your Dr about what is going on. Ask for a referral to a Therapist who can help you by giving you the tools to deal with it.

Good luck,
Kris

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12/6/17 3:02 A

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hi everyone, how do you think the products we bought from outside are healthy? Do you know the contents of the products you have eaten? I am very influenced by emotional changes and in such situations my eating habits change very quickly. Even though I do sports, I have insomnia and stress because my sleeping routine disordered. What can I do?

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