December Newsletter

This month’s newsletter features information on How do you feed your children more protein, Whole Foods taking Chobani off their shelves, and The most popular diets of 2013.
This month’s tip from Laura: 
Women who are stressed and suffer the afternoon slump between 3-5pm may have disrupted cortisol levels. What you can do:
 Sleeping during 10pm-12midnight helps adrenals recover.
         Eat quick protein snacks in the afternoon.
         Try 1-2 tsp of Bragg apple cider vinegar in 8oz of water and drink 20 minutes before you expect to  slump.
         Watch the amount of sugar which can actually disrupt cortisol levels.
         Take several deep breaths to help drink in oxygen.
Kids tend to eat a lot of carbs and little protein. If your kids are like mine, they tend to grab quick snacks such as granola bars, cereal, toast or fruit. Unfortunately, there is not much, if any, protein in these. Getting them to eat the right amount of protein per day is difficult.
Not just kids, but teens are especially in need of protein. My teens are up at 6am and spend the day at school. My daughter is so tired when she gets home, she sleeps for a few hours before dinner and homework time. Being able to cope each day with the pressure of academics, social drama and workload is a lot for a teen, so getting the right amount of amino acids is essential!
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Whole Foods said on Wednesday that as of early next year its stores would no longer stock Chobani, primarily because the explosion of Greek yogurt brands has made it more selective in how it allocates its prized refrigerated shelf space.
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As another year comes to an end, Google reveals the most searched for “eating plans.” This year, I am happy to report that I can actually get on board with many of the “diets” that make the list, nutritionally speaking. But of course, it wouldn’t be quite the same if it weren’t for some of the others that I hope are not around for another year.
Starting in the order of most popular:
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