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Christian Health: Autumn harvest of vegetables and fruits
Oct29

Christian Health: Autumn harvest of vegetables and fruits

The autumn harvest offers an assortment of brilliantly colored vegetables and fruits packed with the nutrients our bodies need. This is a great season to savor more brightly colored produce that provides nutrients including vitamins A, C and K, folate, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber for good health. Each of these, like all nutrients, has specific functions in the body promoting good health. They also contain phytonutrients...

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Christian Health: The importance of family mealtime
Sep24

Christian Health: The importance of family mealtime

Gathering together around the table as a family at home to enjoy a meal has many benefits. From a nutritional perspective, families who regularly share meals together tend to have healthier eating habits than those who don’t eat together. Children tend to eat more fruits and vegetables at shared meals plus eat fewer fried foods and drink less soda. They also are less likely to be overweight and are more likely to eat an overall...

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Christian health: Water, an important nutrient
Jun23

Christian health: Water, an important nutrient

“Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again: but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst: but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14 NASB). Jesus promises living water to anyone who believes in Him. His promise at the well that day also recognized our need for physical water. Water is a vital nutrient and the most abundant...

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Christian Health: A healthy eating pattern
Sep22

Christian Health: A healthy eating pattern

The updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 states that about half of all American adults have one or more preventable chronic diseases and many are related to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity. These include cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and poor bone health.   Additionally more than two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and youth are...

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Christian Health: Blooming into Spring
May03

Christian Health: Blooming into Spring

One of my favorite verses to recite in the morning is “This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). What a wonderful way to start the day! As we bloom into spring, it is a great opportunity to encourage people to eat plenty of vegetables and fruits. They have so many health benefits. People who eat an overall healthful diet, including plenty of vegetables and fruits, are likely at a...

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