Women’s Health & Fitness Day – September 28th

September 26, 2016|Lifestyle, Rejuvena|0 Comments

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Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages.  This year’s event is set for Wednesday, September 28, 2016, and in future years, is always held on the last Wednesday in September.  This unique national program – with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. – focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.

This year more than 500 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation districts, local health and service organizations, schools, retirement communities, houses  of worship, and other community locations.  An estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages are expected to participate in the local activities.

We’ll be posting some specific suggestions […]

Gluten-free Upside-Down Apple Tartlet Recipe

September 19, 2016|Food, Rejuvena|0 Comments

You will love these scrumptious apple tartlets served warm from the oven and topped with a dollop of smooth coconut cream!
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Upside-Down Apple Tartlets
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla stevia
  • Filling
  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon  arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and place […]

Gluten-free Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

September 19, 2016|Rejuvena|0 Comments

Cranberry Coconut Power Bars

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(Makes 25 bars)

Ingredients
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup ground flax meal
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅔ cup coconut butter, melted
  • 1½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅛ teaspoon vanilla stevia
  • ⅛ teaspoon celtic sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse together hemp, flax, and cranberries
  2. Pulse in coconut butter, shredded coconut, salt and stevia
  3. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Refrigerate for 2 hours until firm
  5. Serve

 

Source:

www.elanaspantry.com

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day – September 13th

September 12, 2016|Clinical Nutrition, Medical, Rejuvena|0 Comments

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On September 13th we celebrate “National Celiac Disease Awareness Day” in honor of the doctor who identified a link between celiac disease and diet. Dr. Samuel Gee, a leader in celiac disease research, was born on Sept. 13, 1839.  A senate resolution calling for the commemoration gained unanimous approval on Aug. 3, 2010.  In marking the awareness day, the Senate “recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease,” the resolution stated.

Stay tuned as we’ll be posting a few of our favorite delicious gluten-free recipes this week!

 

Source:

http://www.beyondceliac.org/161/vobid–3693/

Photo source:

http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/you-have-a-disease-called-noassatol-actually-it-was-celiac-disease/

 

 

September is Healthy Aging Month!

September 6, 2016|Lifestyle, Medical, Rejuvena|0 Comments

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Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older.  The mission of Healthy Aging Month is to encourage local level events that promote taking personal responsibility for one’s health – physically, socially, mentally or financially.

Watch for our upcoming blog on tips to staying healthy as we age!

 

Tips for Healthy Aging

August 31, 2016|Clinical Nutrition, Lifestyle, Rejuvena|0 Comments

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While our genes may influence our lives in various ways, it’s also true that certain lifestyle choices we make can also impact our genes and quality of life.  Research has shown that there are some habits we can adopt to slow the aging process, such as:

Eat fruits and veggies:  Consuming plenty of veggies and fruits may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.  One caveat here would be that if you already are experiencing blood sugar problems, limit your fruit intake and focus more on low starch veggie consumption (like broccoli, asparagus, green beans, cauliflower, etc.).  Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.  Choose whole fruits and veggies in a variety of colors to get the […]

How to Incorporate More Fruits and Veggies into Your Diet

August 31, 2016|Food, Lifestyle, Rejuvena|0 Comments

Once again, it’s “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month”!  Diets high in fruits and vegetables are widely recommended for their health-promoting properties. Fruits and vegetables have historically held a place in dietary guidance because of their concentrations of vitamins, especially vitamins C and A; minerals, especially electrolytes; and more recently phytochemicals, especially antioxidants. Additionally, fruits and vegetables are recommended as a source of dietary fiber.

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Here are some ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet:

  • Make a breakfast smoothie with your favorite nut milk (almond, coconut, cashew, etc.), and handful of spinach and some frozen strawberries.
  • Make a veggie wrap with roasted veggies and a whole grain or gluten-free tortilla.
  • Try crunchy vegetables instead of chips with your favorite healthy salad dressing for dipping.
  • Grill multi-colored vegetable […]

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month!

August 31, 2016|Rejuvena|0 Comments

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“Fruits and Veggies – More Matters” is a movement to encourage your focus on consuming more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.  Eating plenty of fruits and veggies helps reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.  Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and energized.

Unfortunately,  more than 90 percent of children and adults fall short of eating the recommended amount of fruits and veggies each day.  We say, add one more, try something new.  Teach your kids.  Try a new recipe.  Start today!  Stay tuned for some helpful tips on how to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your daily diet.

Photo source:

www.healthgiveslife.com

Healthy Back to School Snack – Coconut & Apricot Oat Balls

August 31, 2016|Food, Rejuvena|0 Comments

 Coconut & Apricot Oat Balls

September is back-to-school month! During this time of the year, things can get pretty hectic. Try one of our favorite after school snack ideas.  Great for grown-ups, too!

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(serves 12)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats (use gluten-free oats as required)
  • ½ cup dried apricot
  • ½ cup grated dry unsweetened coconut
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or agave syrup)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add the oats, and pulse for 20 seconds in order to break the oats down slightly.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until fully combined.
  • Roll into 12 balls and refrigerate for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

Source:

http://vegangela.com/2011/10/06/almost-raw-coconut-apricot-oat-balls/

 

Tips to Avoid the Dreaded “Freshman 15”

August 16, 2016|Food, Lifestyle, Rejuvena|0 Comments

Whether it’s the all-you-can-eat buffets and unlimited access to unhealthy snacks or the simple fact that weight gain can often times start to occur at age 18 (or a little of both), here’s some tips on how to avoid packing on the pounds when going away to college.

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Eat Breakfast

Studies have shown that breakfast calories are more filling and satisfying than calories eaten later in the day.  Additionally, it has been shown that weight gain is more common in those individuals who skip breakfast.  Of course, it’s best to include protein (eggs, meat, nuts, seeds, beans, etc.) at breakfast meal and at all meals.  Eating a breakfast with protein boosts your brain activity and helps to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Always Have Healthy Snacks on Hand

Always keep healthy snacks on hand in […]