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Added sugars, as the name implies, are processed/refined and added to foods and beverages to sweeten them. They provide no nutritional benefit and consuming them in excess has been shown to contribute to obesity and inflammation, which increases the risk for developing chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Natural sugars are those that occur naturally in foods. They are found in milk, fruit, and whole grains. They are important energy for your brain and muscles that come packaged with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants!
DENVER (March 23, 2017) — Thanks to a recent gift to Project Angel Heart, a nonprofit organization operating in Denver and Colorado Springs, the SUPERVALU Foundation is helping improve health outcomes and quality of life for thousands of Coloradans. The foundation’s $20,000 gift to Project Angel Heart will fund more than 2,200 medically tailored meals for people in need. Continue reading →
A new study shows that medically appropriate food assistance is associated with improved health for people living with HIV and diabetes.
The study followed individuals living with HIV and/or type 2 diabetes in the San Francisco Bay Area. After measuring their baseline health, participants received daily nutritious meals and snacks from Project Open Hand– a nonprofit organization similar to Project Angel Heart that provides nutritious meals for critically ill neighbors in San Francisco. Continue reading →
Tofu can seem intimidating to cook at home—especially for us carnivores. But it’s not just a crunchy hippie’s substitute for meat (and there are no rules against using tofu and meat in the same meal)! Tofu is condensed soy milk pressed into a block (kind of like how they turn whey into cheese). It’s a cheap source of protein that’s high in calcium and iron and is also cholesterol free. Tofu’s also really easy to prepare, and since it has a bland flavor and no aroma, it’s the perfect sponge for flavor! Continue reading →