Healthy Diet

The farmer’s market is your ticket to healthy eating this summer. According to Atlantic Health System dietitians, the time between when a fruit or vegetable is harvested and when you actually eat it impacts the content of its vitamins and minerals. For this reason, locally-grown produce that you can obtain at or right before prime ripeness offer greater nutritional value than imported foods. As an added bonus for families, farmer’s markets expose kids to healthier snack options and teach them about the growing and harvesting process.
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Healthy Diet Programs
 
Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Healthy Summer Eating: The Importance of Hydration
Dehydration can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke or kidney failure. Learn how to keep hydrated and healthy during the summer.
Fee: $5
Wednesday, July 18; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor, Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Cool Meals for Hot Weather
Turn off the oven and learn to create healthy summer meals and beverages. Delicious recipes and tastings included.
Fee: $5
Thursday, July 26; 7:00pm
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Keeping Cool in the Kitchen
When the temperature rises, keep the kitchen cool with no-cook, light meals that are balanced and healthy.
Fee: $5
Friday, August 10; 10:00am
Atlantic Health Pavilion, First Floor, Conference Room
242 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.



Healthy Diet Articles

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More good news for coffee lovers: Having three or more cups of "joe" each day may help ward off serious liver ailments, new research suggests.

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Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats from olive oil and nuts provides better protection against heart attack and stroke than a low-fat diet, a new Spanish trial has shown.

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Can an artificially sweetened drink or food really satisfy your sweet tooth without raising your blood sugar levels?

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Want customized diet advice to make your weight or health goals attainable? Consider working with an RD -- a registered dietitian.

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Starting each day with breakfast may help you keep the pounds off through the years, a preliminary study finds.

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Coffee. Cup of joe. Java. No matter what you call it, millions of people worldwide wake up and fuel their day with it. And though consumers might be jittery about the recent court battle in California over cancer warnings, experts say most of the science actually indicates coffee could have health benefits.

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