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Peanut & Almond Butter Recalled for Salmonella Risk

*This article was original posted by the Associated Press on August 20, 2014. Click HERE to read it in its entirety. Our FitFactor Team works hard to make sure the bleeding disorders community is informed with the latest FDA recalls and shares relevant information to keep you and your family healthy.  __________________________________________________________________ A unit of Hain […]

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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

The summer markets are in full swing and healthy, fresh produce is in abundance just in time for National Farmers Market Week to be celebrated August 3rd through August 9th, 2014. Thousands of farmers markets across the country offer consumers fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthful products sold directly from the farm. More and more farmers […]

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USDA’s Summer Meal Program

The financial strain of dealing with a bleeding disorder can be felt on many levels.  It is not always easy to pay the medical bills and make ends meet.  Summer time can be even harder for some families who are trying to eat healthy but are having a hard time putting food on the table. […]

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USDA’s Healthy Eating On A Budget

It is hard to overstate the importance eating healthy.  The food we put into our bodies has a direct impact on how we look, feel, and our health.  For individuals with hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, eating healthy and maintaining a proper weight is especially important because it helps to protect their joints.  Eating healthy is easy for some […]

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There’s An App for That!

In March we posted about the difference between organic and non- organic produce and the importance of knowing which ones are better to buy organic. http://www.hemophiliafed.org/news-stories/2014/03/organic-vs-non-organic-produce/ There is a lot of information shared about this topic and it seems the lists of what you should buy organic is often changing. In your quest to eat […]

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Share Your Successes

While there is no “special” diet per say for people with bleeding disorders, it is especially important for those affected to pay attention to what they eat.  Not only is a diet rich in lean protein, fruits and vegetables helpful in maintaining a proper weight, it also provides natural sources of many vitamins, minerals and […]

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How a Liver Transplant Changed My Life

One of the most important things you can do for your health is to have a proper diet. What you put into your body affects how you look and feel. Maintaining a healthy weight is especially important for individuals with a bleeding disorder. Being at a healthy weight can reduce the number of bleeding episodes you experience, […]

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Organic vs Non Organic Produce

March is National Nutrition Month! As we start to focus on getting our bodies ready for spring weather and outdoor sports, it is just as important to focus on what we put in our bodies to fuel them and keep them healthy. Healthy eating isn’t something to consider here and there, it should be an […]

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Heart Healthy Cooking

February is National Heart Health Month. In addition to exercising, it is important to watch what you eat to keep your heart healthy. One of the most important things you can do is to limit the amount of salt (sodium) that is in your diet. Salt contributes to high blood pressure (hypertension) and limiting salt […]

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Holiday Makeovers with MyPlate

It is important to try not to let holiday meals sabotage the healthy eating habits you have formed, but with so many delicious and tempting options, it is hard to decide what is best.  Let FitFactor and the USDA help!  Check out our many healthy recipes on the FitFactor recipe page and then head over to a new blog from the USDA, “Makeover […]

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