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Do your groceries make the naughty or nice list?

Article by Registered Dietitian Amy Bragagnini, MS, RD, CSO Healthy eating begins with a list (well, at least in this dietitian’s opinion).  So many people have the best intentions to improve the overall health of their diet…but then they make the mistake of going to the grocery store…

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DIY: Snowman Buddy

Too cold to go outside? Bring your snowmen inside with this simple Snowman Buddy Craft!

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Is Old Orchard good for diabetics?

I think juice can be a healthy part of any person’s diet. The key is finding balance!!! It is important to remember that, in moderation, 100% fruit juice can absolutely be a healthy part of your diet. It is filled with vitamins and minerals and can provide a tasty way for you to reach…

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DIY - Pilgrim Hat

Who knew you could make so many crafts from a frozen juice container? With 5 supplies and 5 simples steps, you could have your own pilgrim hat in no time! This craft is super easy and kid friendly. Once the hat is done, use the hat as a utensil holder or candy holder. You could even strap…

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Can I use Old Orchard Lemonade to help with kidney stones?

What a great question! I am glad that your doctor also recommended adding lemon/lime juice to water. Both lemon and lime juice contain citric acid, which is responsible for helping break apart calcium oxalate stones. It has been recommended that one consume ~4 ounces of citric acid per…

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DIY: Turkey Craft

Gobble, Gobble! What would Thanksgiving be without the turkey? Create your own turkey using a recycled Old Orchard frozen juice container!

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Does cranberry juice help keep your kidneys healthy?

This question has excellent timing! I recently took on a new role at work and now counsel patients that have had kidney stones or are at risk for developing stones! You are right. There is an overload of information on the internet about kidney stones. Many of my patients tell me that…

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Why don’t grocery stores have a diabetic food section?

This is an excellent question! So many of my patients with diabetes will tell me that they struggle when they go to the grocery store. They relay a number of frustrations and questions: * What is the most important part of the nutrition label? Should I be looking at the carbohydrate…

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Is juice harmful for a borderline diabetic?

If your doctor has informed you that you may develop diabetes (“borderline diabetic”), now is the time to start to make changes to your diet and lifestyle. It is important to remember that, in moderation, 100% fruit juice can absolutely be a healthy part of your diet. It is filled with…

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