Sunday, May 3, 2009

The New Healthy Choice

Have you seen all the Healthy Choice commercials that have been running lately? They are trying to get the word out ~ There is a new Healthy Choice! They have taken a fresh approach to healthy eating, which does not include counting calories or being on a diet. Love that, don't you?

This year Healthy Choice introduced a fresh new look, along with reinvented and contemporary recipes, meals with positive nutrition and new all natural entrées, to make your meal decisions easy, and give you the great taste you crave and the nutrition your body needs.

The new line of Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées is filled with protein, whole grains, fiber and antioxidants to help promote heart and digestive health, all without preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, so that you can feel good about the food you eat and serve to your family.

The only brand in its category that can call 100% of its products "healthy" as approved by the FDA, Healthy Choice's complete line of nutritious products makes maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making smart eating choices easy.

With this in mind, Dr. James Rippe (founder and director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute), a leading authority on lifestyle and health, just concluded a six-month study with overweight adults who started a light exercise routine in combination with some healthier food choices including one low-fat Healthy Choice meal per day.

Healthy Choice was selected for the study because they are the only brand of prepackaged convenience meals that is able to call 100% of its products ‘healthy’, as defined by the FDA. In fact, the new line of Healthy Choice All Natural Entrées is filled with protein, whole grains, fiber and antioxidants to help promote heart and digestive health, all without preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.

The study involved men and women suffering from health conditions common to many Americans ~ such as being overweight and having raised cholesterol. The plan centered on eating Healthy Choice products every day, along with controlling calories and portions and choosing healthy options for other foods as well (such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.). The participants also followed a simple walking program (starting at 15 minutes for 3 days/week and ending at 45 minutes for 4 days/week) as well. A control group followed the walking program but without making any changes in their food choices.

In three separate papers, presented this week at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans, Dr. Rippe explained the results of the study:

By consuming one Healthy Choice meal per day, the participants lost an average of 12 points from their cholesterol readings.
From following an overall healthy nutritional pattern, the participants lost a total of 18 pounds on average over 14 days – all of which was body fat.
While losing weight and lowering risk factors for chronic diseases, the participants also improved dietary quality. Their consumption of fats decreased and consumption of fiber and micro nutrients increased. There was also a significant reduction in sodium and salt consumed as well.
“We know that healthier eating and being physically active are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but when pressed for time, it’s a challenge to achieve and maintain such a lifestyle,” said Dr. Rippe.
“These findings are important because they show in a long-term study that Healthy Choice products offer the convenience and nutrition people are seeking to help them reach their goals.”

It is nice to know that you can still live a busy life and be fit. You just have to make the right choices in what pre-packaged meals you select. Healthy Choice is a great way to go that is good for you, tastes good and is affordable!

Be sure to keep an eye out for their search for a spokesman. Very funny commercials. Except that one with Julia eating with her mouth open. That is so disgusting, hopefully that one is off the air for good.

Want to thank Mom Central for this opportunity.

Like this post ~

Subscribe in a reader

No comments:

York Photo Deals

Free 5x7 Custom Softcover Photo Book – Save $12.99! Code: SOFTBOOK. Does Not Include Extra Pages. New Customers Only. S&H Not Included....