Saturday, March 14, 2009

Why its Important to the Wilt family to eat healthy

My family has always eaten healthy on some level, but in recent years it has become more of an issue. My dad changed his diet because of his diabetes, and didn't want to take all of the pills the doctors gave him, he made up his mind that there had to be a better way. So over about the last five years, he has started exercising daily and eats healthy, and he has gone from 240 to 190 and has a safe handle on his diabetes.

I eat healthy because I am an athlete and to me being in shape doesn't just mean physical, its also taking care of the inside of my body. And to be honest fast food and junk food isn't all the good tasting to eat every day, sure once in a while it's nice, but I would rather snack on grapes than potato chips.

My mom eats healthy because is more convenient and fits her lifestyle. She is extremely busy and by eating the right food she has more energy and can concentrate better and longer. She also eats healthy because of the heart problems that her grandparents had that she doesn't want.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

World's Healthiest Foods: Blueberries

What could be better for you than blueberries? Gotta love em.

Blueberries are nutritional stars bursting with nutrition and flavor while being very low in calories. Blueberries are at their best from May through October when they are in season.

Food Chart
This chart graphically details the %DV that a serving of Blueberries provides for each of the nutrients of which it is a good, very good, or excellent source according to our Food Rating System. Additional information about the amount of these nutrients provided by Blueberries can be found in the Food Rating System Chart. A link that takes you to the In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Blueberries, featuring information over 80 nutrients, can be found under the Food Rating System Chart.

Health Benefits

Blueberries are literally bursting with nutrients and flavor, yet very low in calories. Recently, researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries came out on top, rating highest in their capacity to destroy free radicals.

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