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GIVE YOURSELF A BOOST

Facts, Ideas, and Advice for Building a Healthy Lifestyle.

Let’s beat cancer, all types, all kinds, by cutting back on extra calories and moving our bodies. Extra pounds are responsible for an estimated 20% of all cancer in the USA.

  • Measure your waist circumference by measuring your abdomen above the hip bone. The target for women is 35 inches or less and for men 40 inches or less.
  • Lose visceral fat. This is the fat accumulated around your heart, liver and kidneys. Visceral fat is tied to cancer, diabetes and heart disease, more so than the subcutaneous fat (the fat closets to the skin).
  • Avoid calorie dense foods that give you extra calories without nutrition. Examples are sodas, sweets and refined white starches such as white bread, potatoes, pasta and rice.
  • Avoid fatty fried foods especially the ones high in saturated fats like bacon, butter, sour cream, cream cheese and lard.
  • Move. Sitting around not only makes your tummy grow it promotes painful joints, a rigid body and aging. Researchers found that inactivity promotes growth of fat cell colonies that don’t come off by regular exercise.

There is no magic to weight loss. Just cut back on those calories and burn them off by being active.

The Hummingwell wellness bar can be very helpful in reaching your goals. One bar is a snack, two are a light meal and it tastes so good it is a real treat to eat. Each bar contains only 150 calories and is packed with balanced nutrition including 22 vitamins and minerals. Hummingwell will help keep you satisfied and well balanced.

Diabetes affects 11% of all adults today and sadly, child obesity is resulting in the very young being afflicted. It is a life changing disease and very costly. Those of you that do not yet have diabetes, those diagnosed with pre-diabetes and those who already have it can all be helped.

  • See your doctor and get tested.  If you don’t already have diabetes it is very preventable.  Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle can lower your or a child’s risk by 90% according to researchers.
  • Keep diabetes away or under control by cutting back on calories, decreasing body fat and being active.
  • Limit sugar intake especially in drinks, juices and white foods (bread, pasta, potatoes, rice).
  • Eat fish two to three times per week.
  • Walk, bike or dance for thirty minutes every day.
  • Get plenty of Vitamin D from bright sunshine 10 to 15 minutes per day if possible.  If not, choose foods fortified with Vitamin D or get your blood tested and ask your doctor what strength of a supplement you should take.
The HUMMINGWELL Wellness Bars can be very helpful in reaching your goals related to diabetes prevention and control.  One is a snack, two are a light meal  and it tastes so good it is a real treat to eat.  Each bar contains only 150 calories and is packed with balanced nutrition including 22 vitamins and minerals, including magnesium which may lower the risk of diabetes according to very promising research.  Hummingwell will help you keep you satisfied and balanced.

 

The gluten issue has become so important to the American public that Congress has declared the month of May as National Celiac Awareness Month The Gluten Intolerance Group was established in 1974 by the dietitian Elaine Hartsook PHD, RD and today they have over 90 branches in the United States. Additionally, she developed the gluten free guidelines for the American Dietetic Association.

As a registered dietitian I have had the privilege and benefit of learning from The Gluten Intolerance Group to better guide my clients with celiac disease and gluten intolerances. Today we are proud, after rigorous testing, to have the HUMMINGWELL Wellness Bar certified “Gluten Free” by this group.

Now, we are pleased and proud to offer the HUMMINGWELL gluten free bar to the millions of people who need their food choices to be gluten free as well as those who just want to make healthy choices.

The HUMMINGWELL Bar is not simply gluten free, it tastes so good it is a treat to eat. One is a snack and two are a light meal. Each bar contains only 150 calories and is packed with balanced nutrition including 22 vitamins and minerals. Hummingwell will help you stay gluten free, satisfied and well balanced.

Heart disease is a major killer in the United States. It actually kills more women than cancer.

An unhealthy diet, often including too much of the wrong fats, is a major cause of heart disease. There is much confusion about the different fats and their role in health and disease. An important key to a healthy heart is having the right balance of fats in our diets. We need all three, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats and we need to stay away from all trans fats entirely. An individual’s fat requirement depends on physical activity, weight and age. A dietitian can recommend the right balance for you.

  • Monounsaturated fats: Science tells us that replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats can lower LDL, the bad cholesterol.
  • Polyunsaturated fats: These fats help increase HDL, the good cholesterol.
  • Saturated fats: These fats are good for you but eat them in moderation, less than 20 grams per day for a male and 15 grams for a female.
  • A healthy snack should have 2 grams or less of saturated fat.
  • Trans fats: Our bodies cannot break down more than one gram per day.

A Hummingwell heart is about maintaining a 20 year old heart into your 80s and beyond. An active lifestyle will help a great deal in maintaining your arteries more supple and can slow down the aging process.

  • Cut back on caloric intake if you are overweight.
  • Cut back on salt and saturated fats.
  • Avoid all trans fats. Margarine was supposed to be good as it contained little saturated fat, but when you cook with it, you heat it and that converts the saturated fat to trans fat. “Butter is back”.
  • Eat reasonable amounts of mono and polyunsaturated fats.  Among other things, a healthy brain requires these fats.

Chose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber.

  • Eat a variety of legumes and nuts
  • Eat 2 or 3 servings of seafood per week.
  • Eat plenty of protein, lean meat and poultry.
  • Choose low fat dairy including yogurt and cheese.
  • Keep your diet low in sugar and white carbohydrates (bread, rice, potatoes, pasta),
  • Visit your doctor on a regular schedule.

The HUMMINGWELL Wellness Bar can be very helpful in reaching your goals related to the prevention and control of heart disease. One is a snack and two are a light meal. Each bar contains only 150 calories and is packed with balanced nutrition including 23 vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of calcium, protein, monounsaturated fat that comes from wholesome almonds and has only one gram of saturated fat which comes from the dark chocolate. Hummingwell will help stay satisfied and balanced.

Let’s beat cancer, all types, all kinds, by cutting back on extra calories and moving our bodies. Extra pounds are responsible for an estimated 20% of all cancer in the USA.

  • Measure your waist circumference by measuring your abdomen above the hip bone. The target for women is 35 inches or less and for men 40 inches or less.
  • Lose visceral fat. This is the fat accumulated around your heart, liver and kidneys. Visceral fat is tied to cancer, diabetes and heart disease, more so than the subcutaneous fat (the fat closets to the skin).
  • Avoid calorie dense foods that give you extra calories without nutrition. Examples are sodas, sweets and refined white starches such as white bread, potatoes, pasta and rice.
  • Avoid fatty fried foods especially the ones high in saturated fats like bacon, butter, sour cream, cream cheese and lard.
  • Move. Sitting around not only makes your tummy grow it promotes painful joints, a rigid body and aging. Researchers found that inactivity promotes growth of fat cell colonies that don’t come off by regular exercise.

There is no magic to weight loss. Just cut back on those calories and burn them off by being active.

The Hummingwell wellness bar can be very helpful in reaching your goals. One bar is a snack, two are a light meal and it tastes so good it is a real treat to eat. Each bar contains only 150 calories and is packed with balanced nutrition including 22 vitamins and minerals. Hummingwell will help keep you satisfied and well balanced.

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