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Added Sugar

You already know you consume too much sugar and it can have serious health consequences. Manufactures sneak sugar into their products under the names below as “added sugars”. Be healthy. Read labels. Eliminate added sugar from your diet while eating fruits and vegetables that contain minerals, vitamins, fiber and natural sugar.

Reduce Sodium In Beans

Draining and rinsing canned beans can reduce their sodium content by more than 40%. But taking just a few extra minutes is key to getting the most benefit. The reduced-sodium beans are ready to use in any favorite recipe.

Longer Life

According to new research 1. not smoking, 2. limiting your alcohol intake, 3. staying active, 4. maintaining a healthy weight, and 5. eating nutritious foods could not only extend your life, but improve the quality of it.

Planks

Planks are one of the most effective exercises because they require a small time investment and offer substantial results in a relatively short time. Make plank exercises part of your regular routine.

Ripped Vs Buff

Buff is well built, strong, and muscular but not necessarily big while ripped body is more defined and more pronounced muscles. Athletes are are buff while bodybuilders are ripped.

Embrace Whole Grains

Substitute all “white” carbs (bread, rice, etc.) with whole grains. When you eat whole grains, you feel more full due to the higher protein/fiber content and so you will need to eat less overall.

If Diabetic Say Yes

These foods health control blood sugar in various ways. Managing blood glucose levels is key to preventing future complications.
Oatmeal
Salmon
Almonds
Oranges
Beans
Kale
Dark Chocolate
Cinnamon
Apple Cider Vinegar
Green Tea

The Art Of Tuning In

How in tune is the average layperson with their body? That question I often ponder because as an athlete most of my life I was very in tune with my body. As much as I was in tune with my vessel I still struggled with listening to it. . . #smilinbellies

Obesity For All

Zachary J. Ward, MPH, and colleagues estimate that in a decade about 50% of American adults will be obese ~ Projected U.S. State-Level Prevalence of Adult Obesity and Severe Obesity (New England Journal of Medicine).

Cancer Fighting Foods

Cancer Fighting Foods – As a kid, I couldn’t leave the dinner table until I’d finished my vegetables and we had a green AND yellow vegetable every night. Fruits and veggies are good for you and can help kick cancer’s butt.

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Find Your Community Garden

Anyone can join a garden. With more than 600 gardens across the five boroughs, potential members and volunteers should choose carefully. To aid in your search, GreenThumb has provided a Garden Finder from GardenMaps.

Vegetable Growing Guides

Black Urban Growers

Bronx River Alliance
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As the pandemic disrupts global food supply chains, people may have to depend more on locally grown food. Experts expect the number of people suffering through severe food shortages could swell to 265 million people in 2020.
Bissel Gardeners are glad they have been community gardening and raising food for themselves for more than 25 years. We hope when the NYC Pause In Place is lifted more folks will see the need for community gardens and will join us! Chuck the Gardener

Green Tips

Bananas As Fertilizer

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Handstands & Other Feats

In a world full of
little people I admit
I am minuscule.

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“Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” –Gloria Naylor

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In Our Prayers

It is with regret I have been informed of the recent passing of the mother of Bernard Myers.  I do not have any funeral arrangements as yet. I will forward them when and if received. Please keep Bernard and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of mourning. Susan Christian – Secretary, NYCGBOA

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CGCooks!

Cream-style soups are a favorite for warm, soothing meals on cold winter nights. The addition of a cup or two of cooked beans can stretch canned or homemade soup into a complete, protein-rich meal in just minutes. Stir a can of drained rinsed white beans into tomato soup. Or try pinto beans added to cream of celery soup.