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Awareness Wednesday: Baby Carrots: Eat ‘Em Like Junk Food

What do you think of the new Baby Carrots campaign: Eat ‘Em Like Junk Food? We came across “Scarrots” earlier this week but that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

“A bunch of carrot farmers” recently launched a multimillion dollar marketing campaign pitching baby carrots in a whole new light: instead of promoting their nutritional value, they’re telling people to “eat ’em like junk food”! With TV commercials, a Twitter account, YouTube videos, a new website and dedicated vending machines in schools, carrot farmers have pulled out all stops in selling themselves as extreme, fun and, you guessed it, sexy in an attempt to compete with traditional “junk food”. This month they’re making headlines for their single-serve bags of baby  “Scarrots” in Halloween packaging.

Study after study has shown that Americans don’t eat enough vegetables so carrot farmers are taking the approach of “if you can’t beat them, join them”. Carrots are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, they’re a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Manganese, and they can also satisfy most peoples’ sweet tooth as they’re very high in sugar for a vegetable, but we don’t recommend eating them till you turn orange!  Despite all these great benefits, it’s becoming clear that telling people how good vegetables are for you just doesn’t cut it anymore in trying to compete with potato chips and sweets.

Do you think the new campaign and convenient, fun packaging will get more people to buy (and eat) baby carrots or is it just plain cheesy? Will you be handing out the specially-packaged Scarrots to trick-or-treaters this weekend? We think it’s a great idea, but you should check out some of their campaign at www.babycarrots.com and their new commercials before you decide.

Whether or not you decide to give out Scarrots this Halloween, we recommend  looking at last year’s post on great candy alternatives and Stephanie’s tips for a healthy Halloween!

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A “Purely Decadent” Summer Treat You’ve Got to Try

At Solaris, we are always on the hunt for healthy treats and today we found one!  The “Purely Decadent” line from Turtle Mountain ice cream is made with coconut milk and is dairy free, gluten-free, and soy free.  That’s a whole lot of “free”!

Has anyone tried “Purely Decadent” before?  Tell us your thoughts.

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Why Don’t You…

…Run the New York City half-marathon on August 16th?  If you’ve always thought about running the New York City marathon like I have, but like me, found it too intimidating to actually follow through, then why not give the half-marathon a go?  Okay, so maybe 13.1 miles still seems a bit daunting, but it couldn’t hurt to try.  Having a goal is a great way to get in shape and marathon training will no doubt get you into great shape and keep you in great shape.

Registration for individual entry is closed, but if you join with a charity, you are guaranteed entry into the race.  Kill two birds with one stone – get some exercise and help people at the same time!  Charities like the American Cancer Association and the Fresh Air Fun are looking for enthusiastic new members to join their team.  For details on how to register with a charity and for additional information on the race in general click here.

You dont have to be Lance Armstrong to run a marathon.

You don't have to be Lance Armstrong to run a marathon.

Marathon training is intense.  There are many factors to take into consideration – your health, nutrition, and fitness level.  You will need to set-up a healthy eating diet and daily workout schedule.   Here is a list of useful websites that can help you get started.

Half Marathon Training With Hal Higdon

Runner’s World

Cool Running

MarathonRookie.com

Marathon Training

If you are serious about training and would like some help or general tips on what to eat to maximize workout efficiency, Solaris Whole Health can help.  Give us a call at 732-667-3209 or e-mail us at info@solariswholehealth.com.  Good luck and share your training stories with us if you decide to run!  We love a great success story.

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