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Apple Juice. Yes or No?

Dr. Oz has moms wondering whether to feed their kids apple juice or not.  It is time to narrow down the truths so you can make good decisions.  First one: do not buy imported fresh or processed produce.  Those from Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand may be excepted due to their strict produce guidelines.  Most other countries, and especially China, have suspect produce practices.  This is where metals, such as arsenic are being found. Buy 100% U.S.A.  Secondly: Buy local and even better, organic.  Thirdly: Dilute all 100% juices when serving, or, skip them all together and feed your kids organic apples.  Sugar added juices should be a no.  Water, plain or with lemon juice is what kid really need.  Save safe fruit juices as a treat.

… for the health of your family,
ellen

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Performance Food: Olives Fuel your Brain, Heart and more!

Olives are filled with nutrients that feed your brain, heart, muscles and skin! We like the green ones best.  Kids love sticking them on the ends of their fingers.  This usually entices them to eat some.  Try green olive dips and spreads made with cheeses and/or nuts such as pecans.  These can be used in sandwiches and wraps. Doing this will add menu variety of nutrient benefits and flavor.  Chicken dishes with lemon and sliced green olives are delicious.  You may want to start with just a little and gradually add the full amount of olives recommended in a recipe.  Broaden your brain power with green olives!

… for the health of your family,
ellen

P.S. Olives are listed by most as vegetables, and, because it contains a pit, they are really a fruit!

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