The Truth about Trick or Treating!

It is almost ironic that the eve of celebrating the dead cherishes a food that causes the most health problems in the world. Candy, whether it be the hard candy or chocolate variety, has sugar as the main ingredient. Sugar is being more widely accepted as the contributing cause of many medical issues including diabetes, cancer and even mood disorders in adults and kids. This Halloween season, I challenge you to get creative with your “treats” and promote healthy snacks and goodies to share with those around you. At your holiday parties, try to incorporate seasonal fruits and nuts to enjoy and limit the amount of refined sugars and processed foods that commonly accompany this holiday. Fo

Pumpkin Carving Tips You Never Knew!

Pumpkin carving is a tradition which dates back hundreds of years ago that originated in Ireland when turnips and potatoes were actually used as Jack-o’-lanterns. Early Irish Americans transitioned to using pumpkins which turned into the classic Halloween tradition we celebrate today. While there are many obvious benefits to spending time with friends and family carving designs into your pumpkin of choice, there are amazing benefits the pumpkin has to offer in the seeds and flesh. Pumpkin seeds are packed with protein, fiber and a healthy source of fat. They also offer nutrients including copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc, which help in metabolic functions ranging from anti-inflammator

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