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What is Lactose Intolerance?

dipping cookie in milkYou’ve probably heard of lactose intolerance, but may not know exactly what it really is. Lactose intolerance is characterized by the symptoms that occur when your body does not make enough of a digestive enzyme called lactase to digest a sugar called lactose, which is found mainly in milk and other dairy products.

Normally, our body produces lactase, which breaks down lactose into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These two sugars can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. People whose bodies don’t make enough lactase can’t fully digest lactose, causing mild to uncomfortable side effects.

Some people have a higher chance of being lactose intolerant, including people of Hispanic, African-American, Asian and Jewish descent. It also affects adults more than children, since the body produces less lactase enzyme as people age. The Dairy Digestion Test can help you determine if you have a dairy sensitivity that may be caused by lactose.

 

Lactose Intolerance Symptoms and Signs

Common signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Bloating

Symptoms can appear anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after eating dairy. Lactose intolerance symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the amount of lactose consumed and the degree of lactase deficiency. Some people who produce small amounts of lactase may be able to tolerate small servings of foods containing lactose.

 

The Dairy Digestion Test

Is your sensitivity caused by lactose intolerance? This simple self-evaluation can help you find out.  If you aren’t sure how your digestive system will react to dairy, you should take the test at a time where you’re mostly home. If the evaluation indicates you may be lactose intolerance, you should discuss the results with your doctor.

You can download a copy of the Diary Digestion Test here.

 Dairy Test

Know Your Lactose

If you have a dairy sensitivity due to lactose, make sure you know what foods contain it.

It may sound mysterious, but it’s really not. Lactose is just a sugar found in milk and milk products. When you digest lactose, it’s broken down into two simpler (but just as mysterious-sounding) sugars, galactose and glucose.

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Foods with lactose

Many processed foods include milk products, so it makes sense to read food labels carefully. If you are severely lactose intolerant, ask your doctor or pharmacist about lactose that may be in prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The most common high-lactose foods include:

  • Milk and milk based beverages
  • Ice cream
  • Soft and processed cheeses
  • Puddings and custards
  • Cream soups and cream sauces

 

Other foods that may contain lactose in smaller quantities include:

  • Baked goods
  • Milk chocolate
  • Salad dressings and sauces
  • Instant oatmeal and cereal bars
  • Instant mashed potatoes, soups, rice and noodle mixes
  • Lunch meats
  • Candy
  • Mixes for pancakes, biscuits and cookies

 

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Your sensitivity to lactose in dairy doesn´t have to put a crimp in your lifestyle if you know how to manage it.

The best lactose intolerance treatment is to prevent symptoms from occurring. You can do this by:

  • Being aware of what foods contain lactose. Note that some dairy foods are better tolerated than others, such as yogurt and other fermented dairy products, and hard aged cheeses.
  • Observing the amount of lactose you eat to determine your level of tolerance.
  • Taking a lactase supplement before eating dairy products.
  • Choosing lactose free dairy products.

If you believe you or someone in your family is lactose intolerant mention it to your doctor on your next visit.

An easy way to enjoy the benefits of real dairy without discomfort is to use lactose free products from the LACTAID® Brand. Drinking Milkshakes


 

Key Lime Pie

 Perfect Summer Recipe!

Key Lime Pie

Total Time: 1 hours, 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Source: Melissa d’Arabian

Yields/Serves: 8

Ingredients: 

3 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup key lime juice, or fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon lime zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup Reduced Fat LACTAID® Milk

1 (6 oz.) reduced fat graham cracker crust

1 1/2 cups reduced calorie whipped topping, thawed

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Combine eggs and sugar. Beat with a mixer until pale yellow and smooth (about 1 minute).
  3. Add lime juice, zest, vanilla and salt and mix to blend. Add LACTAID® Milk to the egg mixture, beating until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture into crust and bake 40-50 minutes or until the edges are set, but the center is still jiggly. The center will firm after cooling.
  5. Cool pie on wire rack then cover loosely and chill completely in refrigerator, about 4 hours.
  6. Spread whipped topping evenly over pie.

 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL LACTOSE FREE RECIPES, VISIT   http://recipes.lactaid.com/recipes

 

 


LALA ShopRite SMOOTHIE 6 Active wear Sweepstakes Official Rules

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering this Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

If you enter this sweepstakes via text, each text message, sent or received, may incur message or data charges as provided in your rate plan. By entering, you will receive at least one text message in response to your entry. Void where prohibited. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. ET on June 15, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2016 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
  2. HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, you can enter via the following methods: (a) TEXT MESSAGE: Use your mobile phone to text “SMOOTHIE6” to short code 31996 to complete your entry into the Sweepstakes. Participants must have a mobile smart phone with text messaging capabilities to enter by text message and may incur standard text message and data charges from their wireless service provider for each message sent and received. Approximately a total of 3 text messages will be required to participate. Check with your wireless service provider for details on any applicable charges. Participants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges. Not all wireless carriers participate. By entering this sweepstakes via text messaging the entrant is consenting to receive text, phone and email messages regarding the sweepstakes. Entrants will be given the opportunity to “cancel” (or unsubscribe) each time they receive a text message by sending “STOP” to the short code above; (b) INTERNET: Visit smoothie6.lalarewards.com and follow the on-screen instructions to properly complete and submit an online entry.
  3. NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than (1) entry per day by using multiple and different email addresses/phone numbers will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified.
  4. IDENTITY OF ENTRANT: In the event of dispute over the identity of a potential winner, an online or text entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of such email address or wireless phone number submitted at the time of entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such wireless phone number or email address. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his or her email, phone number or wireless phone number or postal address during the Sweepstakes Period. Proof of emailing/texting does not constitute proof of delivery or entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email/IP addresses or wireless phone number may be blocked.
  5. SPONSOR: LALA Branded Products, Inc., 8750 North Central Expressway, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75231.
  6. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are legal U.S. residents of NJ, NY, PA, DE, MD or CT, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Sponsor and its employees, contractors, directors, and officers, and the employees, contractors, directors and officers of Sponsor’s retailers and distributors, and the Web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Sweepstakes (together the “Promotion Partners”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and/or “step” child) of the Promotion Partners are ineligible to participate or win any prizes.
  7. PRIZE DETAILS: $100 Visa Gift Card that may be used toward the purchase of active wear. (Approximate Retail Value: $100.00) 30 – $100 Visa Gift Cards will be awarded for the Sweepstakes Period. Total Value of prizes: $3,000. Limit 1 entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry.

Prize Restrictions: LIMIT ONE PRIZE DURING ENTIRE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD PER HOUSEHOLD, REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right (in its discretion) to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for any prize. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Sweepstakes. All other expenses on the receipt and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Any difference between the stated value of any prize and the actual retail value will not be awarded. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Upon forfeiture for any reason as stated in these Official Rules, no compensation will be given. Winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of the prize. Unclaimed prize(s) will not be awarded.

  1. DRAWING: Potential winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Drawing for winners will occur on or about August 9, 2016 and will be conducted by an independent judging organization, whose decisions shall be final and binding.
  2. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will notified by phone, and/or email at the phone number and/or email address provided upon entry, within 5 days of the drawing. If a potential prize winner is notified by email or phone, he/she will be required to respond within 48 hours or prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued phone, wireless or email service which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification. Once potential winner notification is confirmed to Sponsor, the potential prize winner may be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release to be signed and returned within the number of days indicated on the Affidavit. If (i) the attempted notification is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address; (ii) a phone or email message notification is not confirmed to Sponsor within 48 hours; (iii) any required documents are not returned within the required number of days; or (iv) if winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Allow 2 to 4 weeks for delivery of the prize following the notification process.

Verification of Potential Winners: ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and Promotion Partners assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or land line phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor, such as by way of example and not by way of limitation, in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment, and Sponsor shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may modify and amend these Official Rules as they may appear online from time to time during the Promotion for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
  2. ENTRANTS’ RELEASES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants release Sponsor and Promotion Partners from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with submitting a play or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded, or while preparing for, participating in or traveling to or from any prize-related activity or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement or offering of any prize. The winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to their prize after it has been delivered. Sponsor and Promotion Partners make no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize; except for any express manufacturer’s warranty as may be included with the prize. Winner grants to Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media now known or hereinafter known, the winner’s name, address, voice, statement, picture or other likeness, without additional compensation, for public relations, advertising and promotional purposes as may be determined by Sponsor.
  3. GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of Texas without reference to its conflict of law doctrines. Prize winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and related expenses on the prize, and may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of the prize. Unclaimed prize(s) will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event a prize or any portion of a prize becomes unavailable. No substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All other expenses on the receipt and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Any difference between the stated value of any prize and the actual retail value will not be awarded. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Upon forfeiture for any reason as stated in these Official Rules, no compensation will be given. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Any personal information provided in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes will only be used by Sponsor to notify a potential winner and/or fulfillment of a prize and shall be subject to the LALA Branded Products Privacy Policy available Here
  4. CONDUCT: By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor that shall be final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the play process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSBILE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  5. WINNER’S LIST: WINNER’S LIST: For the name of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by August 31, 2016 to LALA SMOOTHIE6 Winner List, PO BOX 217011, Auburn Hills, MI 48321-7011.
  6. SPONSOR: LALA Branded Products, Inc., 8750 North Central Expressway, Suite 400, Dallas, Texas 75231.

 


Smoothies

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It’s not just a Smoothie, it’s a Smoothie Bowl!

Foodie fans have a new obsession and it’s as rich, creamy and delicious as you’d imagine – but guess what? It’s good for you, too! “Smoothie bowls,” as they’ve come to be known, are delicious mixtures that start out with many of the same ingredients found in a traditional smoothie, but are designed to be much thicker, served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon (not a straw!)

Recently, smoothie bowls have taken the food world by storm because not only are they fun and easy to make, but smoothie bowls can also offer a variety of health benefits as they are often made with healthy ingredients such as whole fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

What sets Smoothie Bowls apart from traditional smoothies?

The best smoothie bowls combine fruits and nutrient-rich green vegetables for a delicious result. Foods like avocado, nuts, hemp and chia seeds add thickness and creaminess to a bowl’s base while providing healthy fats and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to keep you filled up and fueled for hours. Low glycemic fruits like berries, cherries, apricots, apples and pears offer fruity flavor and beneficial nutrients while promoting stable blood sugar levels. Frozen fruit makes bowls especially thick and frosty. Finally, adding a handful or two of leafy greens like spinach, kale, or Swiss chard into your base blend lets you “sneak in” a serving of vegetables, without changing the fruity flavor you expect from a smoothie.

Better-For-You Breakfast Choice!

For people who crave a substantial breakfast, smoothie bowls are an awesome choice, combining the ease and nutrition of smoothies with the substance of more traditional fare. They’re tasty, toothsome, and when made with the right ingredients, loaded with excellent nutrients to fuel you through your morning. And since smoothie bowls use less liquid than traditional smoothies, they are thick enough to be eaten out of a bowl with a spoon. This makes them a great choice for die-hard cereal eaters who are looking to transition into healthier breakfast habits. Secondly, smoothie bowls are designed for toppings, as their dense consistency holds up to hearty ingredients like nuts and granola, which add crunch and texture while providing sustained energy, healthy fats, and enough protein to keep you feeling full throughout the day.

Not Just For Breakfast!

Best of all, smoothie bowls can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime. They’re a great meal choice for breakfast,  lunch, dinner or even a refreshing mid-day snack. All you need is a blender, some fresh ingredients and your imagination, and you’re on your way to making a great smoothie bowl that you and your entire family is sure to enjoy.


PHILADELPHIA Mini Cheesecakes

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What’s a family gathering without a sweet ending?  If you’re a cheesecake fan, our recipe for luscious berry-topped minis will send you straight to the store for the ingredients. With their built-in portion control, these creamy cheesecakes can help you keep tabs on serving sizes too!

Prep Time: 20 min. | Total Time: 3 hours 20 min. (incl. refrigerating) | Makes: 18 servings

What you Need

1 cup low fat graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
3 Tbsp. butter, or trans fat free spread, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) low fat PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 cup lite whipping cream
2 cups blueberries
1 Tbsp. lemon zest

 

Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.

 

Mix graham crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottoms of 18 paper-lined muffin cups.
Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining sugar with mixer until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Spoon over crusts.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Beat whipping cream with mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; spread onto cheesecakes. Top with blueberries and zest.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 190 calories, 13g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 13g sugars, 5g protein, 10%DV vitamin A, 4%DV vitamin C, 8%DV calcium, 2%DV iron.


Cabot’s Tips for a Healthy Heart

Cabot’s Tips for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and is a great time to remember how eating right can help to keep you, and those you love, healthy. In addition to making healthy lifestyle choices like regular exercise and not smoking, a healthy diet is one of the best ways to prevent chronic disease.  Ensuring that your diet includes dairy foods, rich in calcium and Vitamin D, may reduce your risk for diseases, like heart disease 1,2.

A healthy diet that includes an abundance of fruit, vegetables and dairy can also help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.  A trio of minerals found in dairy foods – calcium, potassium and magnesium – have been found to help maintain blood pressure, one of the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. Following the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, including consumption of low-fat dairy foods (2-3 servings/day) and fruits and vegetables (8-10 servings per day), significantly reduces blood pressure3.  Additionally, research has shown that while dairy, in general is good, eating cheese and yogurt may be extra beneficial at lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke4,5.

By including these foods and adding at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day, your diet will be a building block in your goal of good health.  By incorporating exercise and a healthy diet into your family’s lives, you can keep you and your loved ones healthy all year long.

Health Benefits of Cheddar

At Cabot, we believe Health embodies a total lifestyle approach to wellness including not just what we eat, but also how we move and how we interact, support and share with those around us.

Cabot cheddars and Greek-style yogurt fit into many different diets and lifestyles ranging from healthy weight loss to managing dietary restrictions.

Did you know?

Cabot cheddars are:

  • Nutrient Rich – provides many vitamins and minerals (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, zinc, riboflavin and more).
  • Protein Packed – not only vital to grow and maintain healthy tissue and muscle, but also provides satiety to keep your hunger pangs at bay.
  • Lactose Free – great news for dairy lovers who have lactose intolerance. All of Cabot’s cheddars are naturally aged and therefore, contain no lactose.

Dairy Everyday

It’s easy to incorporate dairy into your diet on a daily basis with Cabot’s easy menu planners. Aim for 3 servings a day.

1 serving =

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 1⁄2 ounces cube or 1⁄3 cup shredded natural cheese

If you have yogurt for breakfast, cheese at lunchtime and a glass of milk with dinner, you are well on your way to fulfilling your daily calcium needs, not to mention protein.

Recipes

Looking for some easy ways to add calcium and protein to your diet? Check out a few great recipes from Cabot, and visit our website for many more:

Cabot and the Community

A 2006 study found that volunteering is good for your heart, too!  People who provided support to others, especially through volunteering, had lower blood pressure than those who didn’t. Doing good for others does good for yourself, too! Reward Volunteers is a web-based program developed by Cabot that tracks and rewards the efforts of volunteers and the organizations they serve. With Reward Volunteers, volunteers track their hours, share photos, and post their activity to Facebook. The more hours accrued and the more sharing that occurs, the more chances volunteers have to win prizes, and the more chances organizations have to win money.

Cabot Farms

Since 1919, our farm-family members have been committed to responsible, sustainable, and quality farming, producing award-winning products and happy cows.

Our dairy farmers are as noteworthy for their Yankee ingenuity as they are varied and colorful like the seasons of New York and New England. Here are profiles of a handful of our dairy farm families with particular focus on how they ensure that more than just their pastures are green. Enjoy these stories and be sure to browse our Virtual Farm Tour to learn more about our cooperative’s farm family owners.

References:

1) Major, G.C., F. Alarie, J. Dore, et al. (2007). Supplementation with calcium + vitamin D enhances the beneficial effect of weight loss on plasma lipid and lipoprotein concentrations. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 85, 54.

2) Lorenzen, J.K., S. Nielsen, J.J. Holst, et al. (2007) Effect of dairy calcium or supplementary calcium intake on postprandial fat metabolism, appetite, and subsequent energy intake. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 85 (3), 678-87.

3) Appel LJ, Brands MW, Daniels SR, Karanja N, Elmer PJ, Sacks FM. (2006). Dietary Approaches to Prevent and Treat Hypertension: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Hyperten­sion,47, 296-308.

4) Huth PJ & Park KM. (2012) Influence of dairy product and milk fat consumption on cardiovascular disease risk: A review of the evidence. Adv Nutr 3:266-285.

5) Patterson E, Larsson SC, Wolk A, Akesson A. (2013) Association between dairy food consumption and risk of myocardial infarction in women differs by type of dairy food. J Nutr 143:74-79.


Winter Storm Alert

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Attention ShopRite Shoppers!

We are working to provide you with a complete list of open ShopRite Stores! When in doubt, call your local ShopRite to inquire about store hours. Above all, stay safe & warm!

**All New Jersey ShopRite stores are OPEN**

The following ShopRite stores CLOSED ON Sunday, 1/24/16 as of 11am:

ShopRite of Glen Burnie
ShopRite of White Oak
ShopRite of Timonium – Maryland
ShopRite of Forest Hill
ShopRite of Main Street
ShopRite of Aberdeen, MD
ShopRite of Festival
ShopRite of Riverside
ShopRite of Cardiff
ShopRite of Jacksonville
ShopRite of Perring Parkway
ShopRite of Howard Park

 


Myths About Prepared Veggies

How much do you really know about canned and frozen vegetables? They’re as tasty and nutritious as fresh, plus they are more convenient, more affordable and offer more variety year-round. Get the facts!

Myth: Fresh is best.

Fact: Not necessarily. Because fresh fruits and vegetables may not be delivered to stores or purchased by consumers for days after being picked, they may lose some of their flavor and nutritional value. Frozen and canned foods are processed within hours of harvest, which enables their flavor and nutritional value to be preserved far longer than fresh foods. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Massachusetts found that recipes using canned ingredients are similar in nutritional and taste value to those made with fresh or frozen items.

Myth: Prepared vegetables are not as nutritious as fresh.

Fact: Heat treatment, such as that used in canning corn, actually increases the nutritional value of some vegetables. One example: The absorption of lutein, an anti-oxidant found in corn, is enhanced by heat from canning.

Myth: Canned vegetables have too much sodium.

Fact: Canned vegetables are not a significant source of sodium in the average American’s diet. In fact, canned vegetables add less than one percent of sodium to overall consumption. Plus, most of the sodium is in the liquid. Draining vegetables reduces the sodium by 36%; rinsing cuts it by 41%. Still concerned? Choose “no salt added” options.

Myth: Prepared vegetables contain bacteria or pesticide residues.

Fact: Pesticide residues are virtually never present in canned or frozen foods. Washing, peeling and other steps required to prepare these foods significantly reduce any pesticide residues that may have been present on raw crops. The heat used during the canning process prevents the growth of microorganisms that can lead to illness.

 

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Holiday Party Survival Guide

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From office parties to family gatherings, the winter holidays bring about so many opportunities to socialize.
So, it can be challenging to stick to your healthy intentions while still enjoying the festivities, but by following these tips, we’ll show you how to have your cake (or holiday pie) and eat it, too.

1. Don’t go hungry!

Here’s the logic: you know there will be tempting foods at the party, so you barely eat all day to make up for the calories you know you are going to consume that night. However, when you find yourself in front of a  buffet of delicious food, it is much easier to go overboard if you are hungry. Instead, try to fit in a 100 calorie snack with fiber and protein (for example, a small handful of nuts, ½ cup plain non -fat Greek yogurt w ith 1 serving of fruit, or a hard-boiled egg spread over a rice cake) 1-2 hours before you leave for the party.

 2. Bring something healthy with you.

This may not work for all parties, but if you have the option of bringing a dish with you, take advantage of it. Salads, vegetable platters with low-fat
dips, a fruit tray, or even a lightened-up dessert are all excellent options. Not only will you be contributing to the party, but you will know that there is at least one healthy option that you can choose to help you stay on track.

 3. Choose the smallest plate possible.

If only large plates are available, see if there is a cocktail napkin you can use instead. We eat with our eyes, and we tend to prefer eating off of very full
plates. The smaller the plate, the less food we need to make it look full. It also forces you to choose the items that you want to try the most, which leads us to Tip #4.

4. Don’t just count calories–make your calories count.

Remind yourself that you don’t need to eat everything on the buffet or take more than one bite if you decide you don’t care for something. Maybe that means that someone with a sweet tooth enjoys that slice of pie but chooses not to load up on chips and dip; perhaps someone passes on the store-bought cookies that they can buy any time of year, and opts for the pumpkin roll that Aunt Mae only makes during the holidays. Know what foods are worth it to you, savor them, and let others at the party enjoy the rest.

 5. Step away from the food.

Have you noticed that the food area at a party can get pretty crowded? Next time you’re at a social event, prepare your plate of treats and then migrate to the opposite side of the room to socialize. This will help cut down on mindless snacking, as it takes much more effort and thought to get seconds when the food is farther away.

 6. Sip on water.

Water can help at holiday parties in several ways. First, it can be easy to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying hydrated will prevent you from feeling hungrier than you truly are. Second, water will take up space in your stomach, which will make you feel fuller and less likely to overeat in a short  period of time. Lastly, if you happen to be eating foods that are saltier than usual, drinking more water will actually lessen the bloating that can be  associated with eating those foods.

 7. If you do fall off the horse, get right back on.

Everyone overeats sometimes, and that’s ok. It does not mean your journey toward a healthier life is ruined, or that you should give up even trying. As author Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Try your hardest, and if it doesn’t work out as you had hoped, wake up the next day, and try again.

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purch and safety

  • Look for a crock pot with a removable liner for easier prepping and clean up
  • For food safety, it is best to cook on HIGH for the first hour to quickly bring the temperature up to 140ºF. Then turn the dial to LOW and finish cooking. Some crock pots are programmable and can be set to do this.
  • One hour on HIGH is equal to two hours on LOW.
  • Remove cooked food from the crock pot before you refrigerate. The liner is made of thick material and the food cannot cool down quickly enough to prevent the growth of bacteria.

general

  • Only fill the crock pot one half to two thirds full. Too full will prevent foods from cooking properly, too low will cause foods to cook too quickly!
  • Remove skin from poultry, and trim excess fat from meats. Fats will melt with long cooking times, and will add an unpleasant texture, not to mention excess calories, to the finished dish.
  • You can thicken juices and concentrate flavors by removing the lid and cooking on HIGH for the last half hour of cooking time.
  • Most meats require 8 hours of cooking on LOW. Less tender cuts of meat like chuck and stew meat work well with this cooking method.
  • Don’t lift the lid to stir, especially if you are cooking on the low setting. Each time you lift the lid, enough heat will escape that the cooking time should be extended by 20-30 minutes.

recipe

  • For best results, ground meats must be cooked in a skillet before cooking in the crock pot.
  • Seafood should be added during the last hour of cooking time, or it will overcook and have a rubbery texture.
  • Large pieces of meat can be browned before cooking in the crock pot, but this step isn’t necessary. Browning adds color and helps in flavor development.
  • Cayenne pepper and hot sauce tend to become bitter if cooked for long periods of time — use small amounts and add toward the end of the cooking time.
  • Add tender vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini during the last 45 minutes of cooking time so they do not overcook.
  • Dairy products should be added during the last 30 minutes of cooking time, unless the recipes states otherwise.
  • Liquids do not boil away in the crock pot, so if you are making a recipe that wasn’t specifically developed for the crock pot, reduce the liquid by 1/3 to 1/2 unless you are cooking rice or making soup.
  • Stir in spices during the last hour of cooking. They will lose flavor if cooked with the rest of the ingredients for the entire cooking period.

Glucerna Tips

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Your healthcare team can best help you understand the relationship between your blood sugar and the foods you eat. They can guide you in making adjustments in the amounts and types of foods you eat, as well as any medication adjustments to best control your blood sugar results.

Blood sugar monitoring before and one-to-two hours after consuming a meal is the best way to determine how foods are affecting your blood sugar. Glucerna products help minimize peaks in blood sugar because of their specialized carbohydrate blend.

However, it is not recommended that someone with diabetes eliminate carbohydrates. They are an important energy source and provide a variety of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.

Please check with your healthcare professional to help you understand additional ways to control your blood sugar, such as exercise, assessing your weight-management goals, and assessing medication needs if you are currently taking medications for your blood sugar.

Meal replacements that are specially made for the unique dietary needs of people with diabetes can help you manage blood sugar spikes. That’s where Glucerna can help.

As part of a calorie-controlled nutrition plan, meal replacements like Glucerna can also help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Studies demonstrate meal  replacements can be a beneficial part of a successful weight loss plan. 1,2

People with diabetes need to be mindful of the number of calories and the amount and type of carbohydrates listed on the nutrition label. A meal replacement for weight loss and blood sugar control should provide appropriate calories (fewer than 350) and appropriate carbohydrates. Important nutrients to look for in a meal replacement are protein, unsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

 

Reference
1. The Look AHEAD research group. Obesity. 2014;22.
2. Sun J; et al. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17(3):514-524.