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Kids' Summer Nutrition: 6 Food Ideas To Keep Kids Healthy and Having Fun!

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jul 6, 2017 11:06:45 AM

Last week we started talking about Kids' Summer Nutrition, how important it is and how you can stay on track. There are plenty of great tips you can incorporate in your kitchen that follow Mochi Mugi's easy, yummy, good philosophy. Getting your kids involved in making these easy foods will make them all the more excited to try them and provides a fun activity you can do together! Take simple summer favorite foods and add a boost of nutrition. Your kids will love them and look forward to the treat and you'll appreciate all the healthy benefits they are getting. A true win-win!!!

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Topics: healthy eating strategies, Cooking for Kids, Summer

Kids' Summer Nutrition: 5 Tips to Stay on Track

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jun 29, 2017 4:01:59 AM

Summer is a time for kids to let go, relax and enjoy. But it's also ripe with opportunities to stray from the healthy path. With picnics, BBQs, festivals, ballgames and the like the summer is chock full of kids favorite foods. But so often these favorites end up being nutritional disasters. But there are ways to encourage healthy eating habits and avoid the summer nutritional deficit pitfalls. 

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Topics: healthy eating strategies

5 Tips for Staying Hydrated in the Summer

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jun 13, 2017 11:46:05 AM
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Topics: healthy eating strategies

5 Foods You Should Add to Your Summer Diet

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jun 7, 2017 11:13:55 AM

It’s summer! Fresh produce is plentiful and farmer’s markets abound. It makes it so easy to incorporate fresh, nutritious choices into our summer diet. Eating lots of fresh produce is a delicious and healthy way to stay on track and nourish our bodies and this in this season we have so many choices. Fruits and vegetables of course add vitamins and minerals to our diets but did you know that much of the fresh produce available now are chock full of hidden health benefits? Getting 5 or more servings a day is so easy in the summer. Here are a few choices that will provide you extra benefits.

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Topics: healthy eating, healthy eating strategies, Fitness food

Get Fit For the Summer with Barley Nutrition

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on May 16, 2017 12:59:58 PM

Memorial Day is fast approaching. Time to get in gear and get in shape. There are so many quick fix or fad diets out there, that may work in the very short term. However, if your goal is to stay in shape for the whole summer, you need to look beyond the key date of Memorial Day and institute a healthier lifestyle. Here are some very basic ways you can get started. There's no magic. You need a combination of diet and exercise. Only following one of these basic tenets can be a huge pitfall and lead to minimal results. Most of us have heard the 80/20 rule, saying that weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% diet. So make sure you pay attention to what you eat. While there's no magic bullet, here's a great resource, barley nutrition can help you not only reach and maintain your goal weight, but can help you stay healthy in so many ways.

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Topics: fiber in barley, healthy eating strategies, Food for the gym, Fitness food

What are the Benefits of Barley?

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on May 2, 2017 1:03:47 PM

It's no suprise that barley is good for us. But why? What exactly are the benefits of barley? Grains are healthy, yes... yes we know.  But with barley, actually more specifically, pearl barley the health benefits are so much greater than you may realize.

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Topics: soluble fiber, fiber in barley, beta glucan, vegan diet, healthy eating, healthy eating strategies, Fitness food