Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Choose Wellness: Did you know?

...That it pays to understand nutrient contents claims?

- A zero-calorie product can actually contain up to 4 calories per serving.
- A fat-free product can contain up to 0.5 grams of fat per serving.
- A low-fat product can have as much as 3g of fat if solid and 1.5 g if liquid.
- When checking food labels, keep these nutrient content claims in mind to better appreciate the products's nutritional value.

Go ahead, and check the label!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Choose Wellness: Did you know?

That constantly challenging your brain and feeding it a well-balanced diet will help increase its memory capabilities, boost creativity levels, and improve cognitive levels?

- Play games that challenge the brain, such as Sudoku puzzles, and chess.
- Learn how to play an instrument
- Have a regular exercise routine. Simple exercises like running and walking can help boost oxygen in the brain.