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Mediterranean Diet Health Benefits

Improving your health means every bite you take counts. Maintaining nutrition when on the Mediterranean Diet It all starts today.

Each good and each bad bite has an effect on you—whether small or big. Getting in control is the most important step.

You might be wondering if it‘ll actually help. That said, with everything being an open buffet within this diet.

This isn‘t done through restricting yourself from food, but you choosing what you eat. In the simplest terms, we start with a pyramid whose base is the most essential and daily things you need.

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Mediterranean Fish Diet

Next, it‘s advisable to have items any of the following items on a daily bases:

whole grain, pasta , rice, couscous, potatoes, barley

It is also recommended to have around 7 portions of fruits.  Check with your employer to get fruit delivered.   Fruit eaten throughout the day is beneficial to well being.

As you move on to the top, you need to feed your body that particular food item. This base would start with some physical activity through exercise. You can take your pick, but having a healthy amount of activity is to achieve any kind of health level.

When you move on to the top, you need to feed your body that particular food item. This base would start with some physical activity through exercise. You can take your pick, but having a healthy amount of activity is to achieve any kind of health level.

Be generous with your olive oil. Next we have a few items which should take weekly.

They‘re good for you, but taking them in large quantities isn‘t healthy. That overdose will lead to things you‘re trying to avoid.

Again if you are not exactly being strict with these, you are just making sure you include them once a week.

These foods include:

Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Sweets

For more information about fruit at work, please check out www.fruitfreshdelivery or call 561-404-9874

In some cases your corporate health insurance will pay for it or help.

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Office Snacking and Fruit Delivery in the Workplace

Snacking can be good or bad for our health and our weight.  Everyone needs to snack between meals to keep energy levels high.  And to keep their metabolism working at an optimal level.  Snacking at work is especially challenging and the choices are the vending machine in the break room.   Which is usually filled with

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Fresh Fruit At Work / Office

processed snacks or sugary drinks.  They are all bad news for our health and waistlines.  On average, women consume 400 calories per day from their snacks. while men consume more than 600 calories per day from snacks.  American employees gain an average of 1-2 pounds per year.  Snacking is a huge contributor to this weight gain!

Choosing a healthy snack option at work can mean the difference between feeling more alert, motivated and energized. It can lead to fatigue and weight gain.  With the skyrocketing costs of health care and the rise of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure/cholesterol and obesity, companies are trying to find ways to provide a healthier work environment to include a way to incorporate healthier snacking options.  The fact is, employees are going to get hungry and snack on whatever is available to them. It’s something provided to them at no charge and they are much more apt to choose to snack on at the company.  Rather than spend their $1.50 on a bag of chips or candy.

Company-provided fresh fruit at work is a growing choice across the United States.  By providing fruit at work, employees can improve their health and cut calories at the same time.  Fruit at work is also a huge motivator and it’s great way for companies to help their employees!  After all, healthier employees are happier and more productive.  By investing in fruit, management is investing in their most valuable asset, their employees!

Corporate fruit delivery is available anywhere in the State of Florida by Fruit Fresh Delivery.  Start making your office a healthier place to work by visiting www.fruitfreshdelivery.com  or by calling 561-703-8231 today!  Fruit Fresh Delivery is affordable, convenient and  has no contracts!  We offer 50% off first time orders so why not give us a try!

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Homemade Colon Cleanse Drink

The famous Greek physician, Hippocrates said that “Death begins in the colon.”  The physician lived about 2400

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Home made colon cleanser

years ago.  But he knew that keeping the colon clean was critical to good health.  In fact, today more than 50 million Americans suffer from bowel issues.  Some cause annoying symptoms such as headaches or acne but are not serious, while others can make you ill such as colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and  Constipation. The truth is that the average person can have 5-20 pounds of waste material in their colon.  For up to 70 hours when someone with a healthy digestive system should process the food in less than 24 hours.  A lot of these digestive problems are due to poor diets that lack natural fibers and enzymes.  Another problem is too much refined sugar in the average diet.

The importance of a cleansed colon is paramount for optimal health!  Here is a 4 ingredient drink that has vitamins, fiber and nutrients. This can help your body drop toxins and help heal your colon.

What You Need:  

1 apple

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp honey 

1 cup of filtered water

Blend all ingredients together and wait until chia seeds start to expand.  Drink on an empty stomach.

Apples have both insoluble and soluble fiber which help promote healthy bowel movement.  Chia seeds have fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. This promotes heart health and healthy digestion.  Flax seeds have fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and promote intestinal nutrient absorption.  Flax seeds also help prevent colon cancer.  Honey not only makes the drink sweet tasting but it is an antibacterial and antiviral. It has antiseptic properties which protect against colon cancer.

By Sharon

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Wine, Cheese and Pears

If you are like me, you are not sure which pear is best to serve with which wine and cheese.  It’s amazing how much better wine tasting is with pairing fruit.

Cheese, Wine and Pears.
Wine with Cheese and pears is delicious.

It is important to serve the best combinations to your guests.  Here’s some professional guidance to turn your next party into a special event.

Forelle pears are a small, bell shaped pear with yellow skin that has red freckles.  They are known for their sweet flavor and beautiful appearance.  Perfect combinations for wine and cheese are Manchego Cheese with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Or an Aged Gouda with a late harvest Gewurztaminer.

Anjou pears have green skin and are bell shaped and are perfect for baking, salads or snacking.  They are juicy and have a sweet flavor with a hint of citrus.  Best paired with Fresh Goat Cheese and a Pinot Gris or a Goat’s Milk Camembert with a Chardonnay.

Bosc pears are have an elongated neck and a brownish color.  They have a  bronze and yellow color and are aromatic.  They are best paired with Manchego Cheese and Pinot Noir.

Bartlett pears are the most popular pear.  They are green and turn yellow as they ripen and they are juicy, sweet and a bit buttery.  Bartlett pears can be paired with Feta Cheese and a Sparkling Wine.

Comice pears are the sweetest of all pears.  This is best paired with Aged Goat Cheese and Chardonnay or Brie and Riesling.

Looking for Pears?  Order some now at Fruit Fresh Delivery!

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Skin is our number #1 protection against the sun and the environment

Last Updated: 11-16-2016
 Skin is our number #1 protection against the sun and the environment.  Taking care of your skin is very important and what you put into your body is crucial for healthy, glowing skin.  Food, exercise and managing your stress levels are key to keeping your hormones balanced.  These are foods for healthy skin.  super foods that can help you keep your skin healthy and help you stay balanced.foods for healthy skin provided by south floridas fruit delivery company
1.  Tumeric reduces pain and fights cancers but because it’s super high in antioxidants, it helps decrease inflammation which wrecks havoc on the skin.
2.  Berries are packed with antioxidants and fight free radicals that cause aging of the skin.  Berries are low sugar, high fiber and keep our blood sugar stable.
3.  Walnuts are great for your brain and their high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids can help fight depression, anxiety and mood swings associated with hormonal imbalances.  The good fat also reduces inflammation and keeps insulin levels balanced which is a leading cause of acne in women.
4.  Liver is a superfood.  Liver is full of fat-soluble Vitamins like A and D combined with iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.  The zinc is very important for hormones and skin.
5.  Avocados are full of healthy fats and keep blood sugar levels stable.  They are packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals and have skin calming minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium.  Avocados have a plant sterol which has anti-estrogen properties making it a key part of a hormone balancing diet.  Avocados can help women with estrogen dominance conditions like fibroids and endometriosis.
6.  Oats full of silicon and fiber.  Silicon promotes firmness and strengthens and tightens skin and body tissues.  Choose a gluten free source of oats!
7.  Broccoli is a cruciferous veggie high in fiber which keeps blood sugar balanced.  It also has Vitamins A and C which are anti aging  vitamins and sulforaphane and DIM.  These molecules help balance hormones and fight hormone related skin conditions like acne.
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Watermelon Salad with Mint and Blueberries

updated 11-22-16

Summertime is Watermelon time and here is a simple recipe that is full of nutrition.

Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, anti-oxidants and potassium!

 Watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable.  Packed with water so it is a powerful hydrator and the juice can help relieve muscle soreness!

 Blueberries have  anti-oxidants and mint leaves promote healthy skin and supports your immune system.  


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What You Need:

1/4 watermelon cubed or cut into shapes

1/2 cup blueberries

Mint leaves cut up

Mix together in serving bowl and enjoy!

DID YOU KNOW:

1.Watermelon contains Lycopene

2.Watermelon Juice may Relieve Muscle Soreness

3.Watermelon Is a Fruit and a Vegetable

4.You Can Eat Watermelon Rind and Seeds

5.It’s Mostly Water

6.Some Watermelon Are Yellow

 

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Fruit Fresh Delivery has been harvesting clients in South Florida

updated 11-25-2016

Fruit Fresh Delivery has been harvesting a healthy client list in South Florida. The Delray Beach based brand is ready to open its secondb2ap3_thumbnail_Fruit_Delivery_sout_Florida.png U.S. location within the next six months.  said co-founder Sharon Baker.

The company delivers boxes of fruit and other healthy snacks to offices.  Servicing hundreds of workers across the tri-county area. Including Broad and Cassel law firm, Booking.com, Dell and most recently, Intel’s office in Miami.  Baker told the South Florida Business Journal.

Fruit Fresh Delivery also mails its boxes to offices in the Orlando and Tampa areas, and sometimes as far as Atlanta. Next, the company is planning to plant its seeds in Chicago.
Corporate wellness is just starting to catch on in the Midwest and East Coast.  Companies in regions like the West Coast and Europe have provided healthy snacks for their employees for years.  “For some reason, the Chicago area is on fire for wellness and we turn down business from there on a weekly basis,” Baker said. “We can also service New York and hit a lot of states from Chicago.”

“Companies are starting to get it,” said Baker, noting that unhealthy workers cost more to employ than healthy workers. “Most of Americans are overweight or obese, putting an incredible strain on companies and their health care costs.”

Co Founder Randy Schneider got the idea for their venture from his own experiences working in a corporate office.  In most cases there was “nothing but junk food to snack on.”

Schneider and Baker launched Fruit Fresh Delivery in 2011 and have four employees.

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Fruit Infused Water

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Fruit Infused Water

Updated 12-18-2016

Drinking enough water is essential to optimum health.  Water regulates our body temperature.  Water  protects our vital organs and keeps our skin hydrated. Water is necessary for weight loss!  I love water but many people think it’s so boring and has no taste.  Here are always looking for more interesting tastes to add to their water.  Here are some awesome tips to supercharge your drinking water.  Please start with good, filtered water!

Citrus Sensation
Add Lemon and Cucumber with some Mint to help get rid of bloating.
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 3 quarts water
 

 

Strawberry Pineapple Cooler
Add Sage to this Combo and it will help you relax!
 
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, crushed
  • 1/4 cup pineapple, crushed
  • 1 sage leaf
Berry Berry Blast
Pomegranate Seeds and Dark Berries are loaded with antioxidants to help you fight aging.
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 2 quarts water
 
Tangerine Weight-orade
Boost your Metabolism and this drink will help you loose weight.
  • 8 cups brewed green tea
  • 1 tangerine, sliced
  • A handful of mint leaves
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Paleo Ranch and Avocado Dressing

OMG this is an amazing recipe that is healthy and yummy for everyone…even those who follow the Paleo diet!  This dressing is good to put on everything from veggies to chicken or

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Paleo Avocado Ranch Dressing

fish!  Try it on all your favorite foods!

Avocado Ranch Dressing
 
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
 
Ingredients
 
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 T Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 t Salt
  • 1/4 t Black Pepper
  • 2 T Fresh Dill
  • 2 T Fresh Chives
  • 1/4 t Paprika
  • 1/4 t Cayenne Pepper
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Instructions
 
  1. Pulse the avocados in a food processor until broken up.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Pulse to combine, then puree till smooth.
  3. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

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homemade mosquito and bug repellant

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:

Natural bug and mosquito repellents
Natural Mosquito Remedies

15 drops lavender oil
3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
1/4 Cup lemon juice.
Fill bottle with water. Shake.Ready to use.
Many people turn to store bought insect repellents. to keep mosquitoes away with these chemicals is not healthy. This pesticide is known as DEET. These insect repellents often contain a toxic pesticide that is dangerous to human health.
 
Everyone reading this right now has experienced the redness. The swelling and the uncontrollable itching that comes with a mosquito bite. It’s enough to ruin any barbecue or picnic!
 
Needless to say, this is a pesticide we do NOT want to be using. Especially when there are so many more effective ways to keep mosquitoes away. Using natural remedies is the way to go. And ingredients in your kitchen available.
 
Heavy exposure to DEET has been linked to CANCER. Also headaches, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain. Tremors and shortness of breath in humans and is particularly toxic to children.