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Healthy Living: Eating Healthier!

“I’m going to start eating healthier…”  How many times have you said that?  I know I have many, many times and usually that means a day or two of cutting back on soft drinks and eating “healthy” snack bars between meals.  Today as I was eating my favorite “health” bar I decided to look at the nutritional information.  As I read the numbers I stopped eating.  While more nutritious than the well known candy bars on the market, I don’t know that I would classify most “health” bars on the market as healthy.  There is a healthier choice…..FRESH FRUIT! 

This is a great time of the year to make a commitment to eating more fruit.  This season’s domestic fruit harvest has begun to hit our stores including many choices from local growers – peaches, nectarines, cantaloupes, watermelons and my personal favorite – blueberries.  We are fortunate that some of the best blueberries available are grown right here in our area.  Blueberries are sweet, refreshing and VERY nutritious.  One cup of blueberries has only 84 calories and is packed with age fighting antioxidants.  So the next time you have a craving for a snack, reach for a handful of blueberries!  Your body will thank you!

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