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Healthy Eating
We are doing a lot of great things in Lincoln Park to help people live well!
From walking paths and healthy menus to green living, you will be amazed at what a small town can do! So look through our pages and find out how you can make the right choices and add years to your life and life to your years!
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Monday Campaign

Monday is the day most people are likely to start anew and get healthy. People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to start diets and exercise regimes, quit smoking and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than any other day.
And a Monday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week.
For more information on the Monday Campaign go to:

http://www.mondaycampaigns.org/ 

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Healthy Food Secrets from Around the World

Many people believe that a long life means a healthy life but life expectancy doesn't always equal "health expectancy" which entails avoidance of the chronic diseases. Some countries get to the top of life expectancy through medical intervention and life extension. Nutritionist Theresa Albert stopped by to share some healthy food secrets and habits from around the world that have kept people living longer and healthier lives.

Hungary: Pickled Foods

In Hungary, they are pickle crazy! Everything gets pickled, not just cucumber.

Why does this work?

There is evidence that acetic acid helps control blood pressure and blood sugar. Vinegar actually does help to neutralize the PH level of your body which keeps inflammation low. In addition, fermented foods like sauerkraut are a best kept secret! They help feed the good bacteria in the gut and keep digestion running smoothly. What do we need to keep in mind?

These foods can be very high in salt and even sugar so watch that you don't go overboard.

Any dangers associated with this trend?

Olives are in this category but are higher in fat, only a few per day of these or you could be consuming too many calories.

Greece: Fasting

The Greek Orthodox faith observes several fasts during the year, which means abstinence from foods derived from animals containing red blood, dairy products, and at times from olive oil, and wine as well.

Why does this work?

Occasional abstinence from meat, dairy and oil will reduce calories as a matter of course. Wine alone can add hundreds of calories per day. This is a better idea than going to a complete fast where you don't eat any food which can cause blood sugar levels to go wild.

What do we need to keep in mind?

Theresa doesn't recommend full on fasts and "cleanses" because they can be very dangerous. Instead, do it the way the Greeks do or go for an "all vegetable day".

Mexico: Make the Midday Meal the Biggest

Because of poverty, the life expectancy rate in Mexico is lower but those who do make it, live long and healthy lives. One of the reasons is that they make the mid-day meal the biggest.

Why does this work?

The jury is out on whether eating late at night makes you gain weight, we burn calories based on our metabolism, not our activity level after a meal. However, there is evidence that eating larger late interferes with sleep. If the body can't reboot because it is working on digestion, energy the next day is compromised. That means you may not exercise or be as active which can create a vicious cycle.

What do we need to keep in mind?

This isn't a pass to eat as much as you want of bad stuff at lunch! Still make sure you're making healthy choices. If you have blood sugar issues and don't eat enough in the hours leading up to sleep, you can have a blood sugar crash overnight which isn't good for you either. Try to keep it to a modest 300 calories, 3 hours before bed.

Sweden: Two Highly Nourishing Foods

Lingonberries and Whole Grain Rye Bread

Why does this work?

Lingonberries rival blueberries in health studies as they are high in omega 3's and phytonutrients. Whole grain rye bread is much lower on the glycemic index than wheat so it is a good grain to add to your diet.

What do we need to keep in mind?

Most of what we call "rye bread" is merely white flour with a hoodwink of rye. Real Rye bread comes in many forms such as baby pumpernickel. When reading the ingredients, you should find Rye first and preferably no wheat. Lingonberries coming in the form of jam contain sugar, still a good option but limit your intake.

Costa Rica: Rice and Beans as a Staple Food

In Costa Rica, as will many South American Countries, obesity rates are traditionally low when they stick with their traditional diets. They rely heavily on beans and rice and as a result have low cardiovascular disease rates.

Why does this work?

This works because it is a complete vegetarian protein that is high in fibre. It pairs with any little bits of meat or fish and vegetables. It also jives with what we know of the "Mediterranean Diet" that comes up on top of just about every diet study. 1/2 cup of beans per day has also been shown to reduce peripheral artery disease (a marker of heart health) adding this into your diet is good and replacing animal protein with it is even better!

What do we need to keep in mind?

The only danger is portion size, you can eat too much of anything and then go over in calories. Obviously, drowning it in cheese or oil is an issue too.

Article by: Steve and Chris The LiveWell Network



                                                                                                             

"Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" Partners

202 Bistro
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202 Bistro, Georges Diner and Wolfsons Market are all Eat Well Live Well partners. Stop in and check out the healthy choices you can make!

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The Lincoln Park Care Center and JDT Medical Rehab Center are embracing the "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" initiative!
ShopRite of Lincoln Park proudly displays the "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" banner!

Healthy Communities Network

 

The Borough of Lincoln Park is pleased to receive a second grant from the Atlantic Health System and Chilton Medical Center, in the amount of $20,000 over a two-year cycle.  This grant is provided under the "Healthy Communities Network" which encourages active living and healthy eating to improve the health and longevity of people in Lincoln Park and New Jersey.  You can read all about the grant and our initiatives in our monthly blog http://www.njhcn.org/
and under our new logo "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park." 


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Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign


The Borough of Lincoln Park supports the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign to support local businesses and farms, but also to encourage consumers to purchase the healthiest, freshest and most nutritious products available. The following links provide access to farms and farmers' markets in New Jersey, local farms in the immediate areas, as well as the Shoprite of Lincoln Park, that supports the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign when produce is in season. So do something good for yourself and your family by buying fresh and local today!

Borinski Farms http://borinskifarms.com/
Gooserock Farm http://www.gooserockfarm.com
Jersey Fresh http://www.jerseyfresh.nj.gov/
Shoprite of Lincoln Park http://www.shoprite.com/pd/stores/NJ/Lincoln-Park/Shoprite-of-Lincoln-
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Employee Wellness Program


Lincoln Park is not only committed to improving the health and well-being of our community but of our employees as well!  We are providing tools for our employees to become more physically active and choose healthier foods.  According to the Wellness Council Of America... every $1 invested in wellness programs saves $3 in health care costs down the road. 
We strive to practice what we preach!




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