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If you're still eating processed grains, quit.

Posted by Justin Shaw on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 07:02 AM

Carbohydrates are one of our macronutrients, and it's very important to get the right amount and from the right sources. For some time carbs were viewed as bad for our bodies, and"no or low carb diets" were all the craze. 

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Tags: whole grain, processed grains

Whole Grains and Exercise!

Posted by Justin Shaw on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

There's always a lot of speculation on what foods are the best to eat before or after a workout. It's important to pick a pre workout food that will keep you full and helps keep your energy levels high! Whole grains are a great source of energy and are rich in soluble fiber so you feel fuller longer!

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Tags: whole grain, Healthy, health

Whole grains and what they can do for you!

Posted by Justin Shaw on Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

We're used to being pumped full of information about what the next health craze is going to be. It seems like everyday there's some new diet or fad that's guranteed to lead to a better, healthier you! There are the ones we're probbly all familar with, the low fat diet, the low carb diet, but there are staples that, for as long as we can remember, everyone has agreed are healthy. Vegetables like kale, spinach, carrots, cucumbers, and fruits like apples, grapes, and oranges.  

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Tags: Healthy eating, whole grain, Whole Grain Council

Whole grains and high-fiber foods...are you eating enough?

Posted by Megan Allen, MS, RD, LD/N on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

We've seen all sorts of different descriptions on bread packages. Whole grain, seven grain, refined grain, white. What is the difference? Why are "whole grains" better for us? We'll tell you.

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Tags: oats, Soft Oatmeal Bars, Healthy eating, Darlington, whole grain, Healthy, Appleways, Waffle Snaps, Breakfast Squares, healthy snacking

Not Your Mother's Convenience Store

Posted by Sarah Rancuret on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 09:04 AM



Has it been a while since you have been in a convenience store? 7-Eleven or Speedway may not seem quite so convenient if you are trying to find a healthy snack, but you might be surprised what is likely available just around the corner.

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Tags: whole grain, snacks, healthy snacking

Whole Grains Reduce Risk of Death

Posted by Jennifer Desormiers on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

A recent study from Harvard School of Public Health, funded by The National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found that eating whole grains may decrease the risk of overall mortality by up to 9%. The study also concluded that cardiovascular disease risk of death drops by 15% through replacing one serving of refined grains with a serving of whole grains. 

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Tags: oats, Healthy eating, feeling good, whole grain, Healthy, Healthy living

Do Healthy Schools Raise Healthy Kids?

Posted by Megan Allen, MS, RD, LD/N on Thu, Apr 09, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act establishes strong nutrition policies for child nutrition programs. Many of these policies foster healthier school environments for kids, provide a variety of nutritious foods to children nationwide, and help prepare them to be productive students*.

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Tags: whole grain, Healthy, National Breakfast Program, snacks, National School Lunch Program, USDA

Try Some Whole Grains Today!

Posted by Jennifer Desormiers on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

Today is Whole Grain Sampling Day! But how do you incorporate whole grains into your diet? Whole grain breads and pastas are a great option, but there's an even easier way to incorporate more whole grains into your diet today. 

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Tags: Soft Oatmeal Bars, Healthy eating, whole grain, Healthy, Appleways, snacks, Healthy living, active lifestyle, healthy breakfast options

Snack Your Way to a Healthier 2015

Posted by Jennifer Desormiers on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

To snack or not to snack? You can surely find an unlimited number of diets in favor of a broad spectrum of options when it comes to snacking. Some suggest several small meals, essentially all snacks, throughout the day. But, even the most stringent plans that suggest three meals and no snacking, often leave caveats for snacks like a pre or post workout "small meal" or the option to have a piece of fruit or vegetables.

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Tags: Soft Oatmeal Bars, whole grain, Healthy, Appleways, snacks, healthy snacking

Tis the Fitness Season

Posted by Megan Allen, MS, RD, LD/N on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

From holiday parties, family gatherings, shopping, cookie exchanges, school vacation to work … getting to the gym is probably the last thing on a lot of our priority lists! I know we all want to fight the holiday bulge but think to ourselves "After the new year I’ll start." Fortunately, you can enjoy all of the holiday activities, get in a workout and still be in the holiday spirit!

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Tags: Soft Oatmeal Bars, Nutritious Lifestyles, Healthy eating, Darlington, whole grain, Appleways, holiday, healthy snacking, Healthy living, active lifestyle