Food Day inspires Americans to modify their diets and our food policies. Every year on October 24th, thousands of events nationwide bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies. Many of our country’s prominent food activists are involved in this annual event, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.
The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. These health issues cost Americans more than $150 billion per year. Eating Real can save your own health and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path. With America’s resources, there’s no excuse for hunger, low wages for food […]
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 September 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.
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks and damages the digestive tract in response to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It’s a challenging disease because gluten can be hidden in many foods and products (including cosmetics). If you have celiac disease, avoiding gluten is the only way to […]
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What’s Happening in Phoenix this weekend? It’s the “March Against Monsanto Music, Art, and Food Festival” in Tempe! This year’s theme is “Food is Our Medicine”. There will be keynote speakers to educate the public about how and why Food is Our Medicine. Plus the FUN STUFF includes musical guest artists to entertain you all day, an art exhibit, raffles/prizes, and delicious non-GMO food, too!
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On May 19th, we celebrate Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution Day”! We’d like to bring awareness to the topic of childhood obesity. About one in three children and teens in the United States is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963. Childhood obesity is the cause of many health problems never previously seen until adulthood. This includes high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. In addition, obese children are also more prone to low self-esteem, negative body image and depression.
Here are some of the risk factors associated with increasing risk for childhood obesity:
Diet: Frequent consumption of high-caloric fast foods, baked goods, soda, candy, chips, and vending machine snacks contribute to weight gain. Snacking more often is also an issue, making up almost 27% of their daily caloric […]
Rejuvena is raising awareness for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day as it fast approaches (this Friday, May 20th). We’ll be posting an informative article on causes of childhood obesity to honor this special day so don’t miss it!
In May, Celiac Awareness Month is celebrated. Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease. It is triggered by consuming a protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye (bread, pasta, cereals, cookies, etc.). When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment.
Left untreated, people with celiac disease are at-risk for serious health consequences, like other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and even certain cancers.
Use #CeliacDiseaseAwarenessMonth to post on social media.
The Easter Bunny will soon be here munching on his delicious and nutritious carrots! Carrots are one of the most common and favorite vegetables in the world. They are a root vegetable that has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Carrots come in a variety of colors, and are now grown all over, although their native roots are in Asia. The best part is these root veggies are jam-packed with many nutrients!
The health benefits of carrots are plentiful:
- Rich source of the powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, which helps maintain healthy skin and more
- Good source of potassium, which can help maintain healthy sodium levels in the body, helping to reduce elevated blood pressure
- Contain many beneficial phytochemicals, including falcarinol, which may reduce the risk of colon cancer and help promote overall colon […]
March is National Nutrition Month! When it comes to following a healthy food plan, there’s no one diet that is right for everyone, so it’s important to follow a healthful eating plan that’s packed with delicious foods and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind. So if you didn’t follow through on any of your dietary New Year’s resolutions, now is the time to regroup!
Here are some helpful tips to consider when implementing an optimal eating plan:
- Focus your diet on whole, unprocessed foods (organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, raw dairy, nuts, etc.) from healthy, sustainable, local sources.
- Include raw foods in your diet (raw veggie salads, raw nuts and seeds, etc.).
- Avoid sugars (especially fructose). When consumed in excess, sugar acts as a toxin and promotes multiple disease processes in your body, including […]
National Green Juice Day is observed every year on January 26 to inspire people to thrive by taking small sips toward a healthier way of living. When many people admittedly have already broken their New Year’s resolutions at this point, National Green Juice Day encourages us to take one simple step for our health and wellness by drinking a green juice daily.
So grab a cold-pressed green juice or make your own at home for an easy and enjoyable way to meet your daily veggie goals!
The holidays are upon us and we need to keep our resolve in making the best possible food choices when attending parties and family get togethers. Here are some simple strategies to follow:
Stick with your normal routine – if you know you’ll be attending a holiday party, don’t deviate from your typical dietary routine. Skipping meals or trying to save calories doesn’t work. Before you attend an event, consume a protein and healthy fat snack like celery sticks with nut butter or a protein shake.
Don’t waiver from your goals – if you want to maintain your weight and feel great, don’t indulge in sugar-laden and starchy foods. Stay focused and do your best.
Host your own party – this is an excellent way to control food choices. Or if attending someone else’s party, volunteer to bring a healthy dish.