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Is Juicing Better For Naples Kids?

Is Juicing Better For Naples Kids?

Naples health trends come and go and I have recently noticed that the practice of juicing fruits and vegetables has made its way back into the Florida children’s nutrition spotlight.

In my experience, I have found that the only Naples parents who have been successful at making their own super-healthy juices over the long term are Naples vegetarians who dedicate a lot of daily time to preparing their food.

Most Naples people who buy an expensive juicer use it for a few weeks before it is relegated to the back shelf of the pantry. Though juicing provides a way to improve your children’s nutrition, it can be time-consuming and expensive. After buying fresh fruits and vegetables, it can cost several dollars to make one glass. Of course, if you have ever tasted fruit and vegetable juices made fresh, you know how delicious they are. For many Naples parents, this is worth every minute and every dollar spent.

Does juicing provide more nutrition than eating whole fruits and vegetables?

I haven’t come across any convincing evidence of this but I do see the value for Naples parents whose kids enjoy drinking juice more than eating whole fruits and vegetable. Mixing vegetables with sweet fruits in a juice can disguise their taste and make them more palatable than the same vegetables raw or cooked.

Naples parents who would like to start juicing should keep in mind the fact that juicing usually removes all the fiber from the fruits and veggies used. A glass of fresh juice also contains a lot of calories!

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Lynette Henk

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lynette@liveforchocolate.com

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Family Meal Time in Punta Gorda

Family Meal Time in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda parents want to make sure that their kids spend time doing things that will help them be healthy and successful. Because of this, juggling the family schedule and prioritizing activities are a major part of parenting in the Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota areas.

With all this competition for your child’s time, you may be surprised to learn of the advantages Punta Gorda kids receive when families make time to eat dinner together.

Studies have shown that kids who have frequent family dinners benefit in the following ways:

Improved grades
Eating healthier meals
Less likely to try cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana
Increase in family communication
Less likely to become overweight or obese

If you want to help establish a more regular dinner time for your family, here are some tips for Naples families. Start by setting a small goal, like sitting down for dinner twice a week, and then add days on after that. Next, involve the kids by letting them help plan and prepare the meals and set the table. Lastly, always make mealtime a technology-free zone: no TV or phones allowed!

And remember, even if you’re in a rush and have to pick up dinner at a local Orlando, Tampa, or Sarasota restaurant, take the time to sit down together to eat. Your family will still enjoy many of these benefits.

My name is Lynette Henk and I want to help Punta Gorda families to raise healthy, happy kids. I am the owner of a Naples area home business that sells power squares. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://liveforchocolate.com or give me a call at (877) 208-8172.

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
Lerche Davis, Jeanie, “Family Dinners Are Important”, WebMD, http://children.webmd.com/guide/family-dinners-are-important, accessed on Oct. 22, 2011

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I am Lynette Henk, and I am a Punta Gorda-based XO artisan chocolate distributor. I joined XO in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules and power squares online and in Punta Gorda, Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota. Our valued Naples customers recommend power squares because power squares are lifechanging. There is nothing on the market like this!.

Eagle Express Team is also a fantastic XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules home-based business in the Naples area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Eagle Express Team, visit http://liveforchocolate.com.

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Homemade Heat Pack For Naples Kids

Homemade Heat Pack For Naples Kids

Naples parents are great at helping their children stay healthy and safe. Today on the Punta Gorda Children’s Health Blog, we wanted to give parents another way to help their kids: homemade heat packs. These easy-to-make heat packs are great for growing pains, sore muscles, or just some extra coziness at bedtime.

To start, simply go to any fabric store in the Sarasota, Tampa, or Orlando area and choose some fabric (actually, you could even use an old t-shirt, fabric scraps, or a sock you have lying around). Cut two layers of the fabric one inch bigger than the desired size of the heat pack you would like for your child. A long rectangular shape is usually best.

Next, starting with one of the long sides, sew along the edges making sure to leave room for the seam allowance. Leave one short end open and fill the bag 2/3 full of rice. You can add a few drops of essential oil or herbs (these can be found at most Punta Gorda natural food stores) to give the heat pack a pleasant odor for your child. Tie the bag off at the open end with some cotton string, or stitch it shut, and you’re done!

When your ready to use it, be safe by only heating it in the microwave for one minute. Check to see if it’s warm enough, then add time in short increments from there. If your kids prefer a cold pack in the summer, these bags can go in the freezer to chill for a spell.

If you want to get extra fancy, any Sarasota, Tampa, or Orlando fabric store would have interesting trimmings to add. But remember to avoid ribbons that have metal wire in them.

Healthy, happy Naples kids and their parents can be comfortable all year long with these quick and easy heat packs!

My name is Lynette Henk and I love to help Florida parents with Naples children’s preventative health care and nutrition. If you are in the Naples area and would like to learn more about kids health or XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules, call me today at (877) 208-8172!

Lynette Henk
Punta Gorda, Florida 33983
(877) 208-8172
lynette@liveforchocolate.com
XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules
XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules

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I am Lynette Henk, and I am a Punta Gorda-based XO artisan chocolate distributor. I joined XO in May 2010. I sell the industry-leading XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules and XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules online and in Punta Gorda, Orlando, Tampa, and Sarasota. Our valued Naples customers recommend XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules because XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules are lifechanging. There is nothing on the market like this!.

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Call me at (877) 208-8172 to own your own XoVitality Anti-Aging Capsules business in Punta Gorda, Orlando, Tampa, or Sarasota.

Healthy Punta Gorda Kids Are Well Rested

Healthy Punta Gorda Kids Are Well Rested

Getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential to the health of Punta Gorda kids. During sleep, muscles, skin, and bones actually grow and repair themselves. The immune system is recharged during sleep, so this is especially important during the SW Florida cold and flu season. Because the brain processes the stimulus and information it received during the previous day, sleep is crucial for healthy brain development.

Parents in the Venice, Punta Gorda, and Port Charlotte areas should do everything they can to make bedtime work for their family. One of the most important things is for SW Florida parents to model healthy sleep behavior for their children.

If you want your child to follow a consistent bedtime schedule, you’ll need to follow one yourself.

It’s also important to check out your child’s sleep environment in your SW Florida home. What is the temperature and noise level of the room? White noise might help your child sleep better. Fans or humidifiers that can be purchased at any Port Charlotte Wal-Mart, Punta Gorda drug store, or Venice Target store are inexpensive and do the job well.

Give your child a screen-free room in which to fall asleep. This means no TVs, computers, iPods, or cell phones. In fact, turning off all screens an hour or two before bedtime will help the whole family fall asleep on time.

Make sure you include the children in planning a bedtime routine and then stick to it. If they have trouble saying goodbye after you’ve tucked them in, try giving them a special security object like a blanket or stuffed animal to fall asleep with.

I’m Lynette Henk and children’s health is very important to me. I enjoy operating my own Punta Gorda home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://liveforchocolate.com or call me today at (877) 208-8172.