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WELL Connected

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Well Connected is one way we support your healthy, active lifestyle. Each month, you'll find useful information about nutritious foods, healthy cooking tips, and even medical advice to help your family enjoy life to the fullest. To receive our Well Connected newsletter each month, sign up using the form at the bottom of this web page.


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4 Reasons to Eat Grapefruit

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., EatingWell®

This sunny citrus fruit does more for your health than simply remind you of sunnier weather; here are several other reasons to spoon it up on a regular basis.

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Homemade Soup

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How to Freeze Homemade Soup

Here's what to do and what not to do for enjoying delicious homemade soups from your freezer.

By EatingWell®

Soup is one of the best foods to make in bulk—it's easy to scale, and it freezes beautifully—for the most part. If you know before you make soup that you’re going to freeze at least a portion of it, you may want to considering doing things a little bit differently in the kitchen. These tips will help you package your next batch of soup into easy-to-use portions, remind you when and how to add dairy and help you figure out which ingredients are better to add to your soup after it's been dethawed. And remember: you can always eat part of the batch hot, and save the rest for freezing—simply portion out what you plan to freeze before following the recipe to its end.

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Secrets of a Happy Heart

By Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, Senior Nutritionist, Price Chopper Supermarkets

During American Heart Month, give yourself a valentine and commit to small changes that will keep your heart happy. Your heart will beat an average of 2.5 BILLION times over the course of an average lifetime, it deserves some love and attention to keep it strong and healthy!
The secrets of a happy heart are really not that secret – we know more now than ever about the ways we can really enjoy taking care of our heart. Exploration of the delicious Mediterranean lifestyle is on the menu, and with our partners we have a lot in stores to make it exciting and easy. Make a habit to enjoy:

  • Seafood twice per week – our fresh seafood case is second to none, and Pier 33 fresh frozen salmon in the seafood freezer will make it easy to hook some wonderful meals!
  • More colorful fruits and vegetables – seasonal items like pears will help you enjoy the best of fresh in winter salads and desserts. Don’t forget, 100% fruit juice also counts as a serving of fruit, and Welch’s 100% grape juice is an easy way to get the polyphenols that support a healthy heart.
  • More healthy fats – olive oil is central to the Mediterranean menu. Avocados are also a good choice for healthy fats and fiber.
  • More physical activity – keep your heart and body strong so you enjoy all of those 2.5 billion heart beats – get walking, dancing or whatever makes your heart happy!

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American Heart Month: How to stay adherent to blood pressure medications

By Rachel Meyer, Pharmacy Intern and Kimberly DeMagistris, PharmD, RPH, Price Chopper Supermarkets

According to the CDC, about 75 million American adults have high blood pressure, that's almost 1 in every 3 adults!1 Often known as the "silent killer," people may not even know they have it. Even though you can't feel it, keeping blood pressure under control is essential to prevent heart disease and stroke. There are multiple drugs available to help and taking them consistently will help prevent future problems.

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USA Pears

Pears are among the most popular fruits in the world, and for good reason. Not only are they sweet and juicy, but they also offer excellent nutritional benefits. One medium-sized pear contains 6 full grams of fiber (24% Daily Value), helps support your immune system as a good source of vitamin C, promotes gut health, and contains about 190 mg (5% Daily Value) of potassium. Not bad for a fruit with only 100 calories. Pears are also fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free. One medium-sized pear provides half of the daily fruit needs recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – you’re halfway there with just one pear! For more information about pear nutrition, visit USAPears.org.

Welch's Grape Juice

Welch’s 100% Grape Juice

Celebrate American Heart Month with Welch’s 100% Grape Juice! It’s made with the dark purple Concord grape, an original American superfruit that helps support a healthy heart. Get 100% grape juice’s super taste and super nutrition, all at a super price with an AdvantEdge e-Coupon.

Ask Our Dietitian Ask Our Dietitian Food and nutrition are a big part of enjoying good health. Our Senior Nutritionist, registered dietitian Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN can answer your general nutrition questions and also provide smart shopping tips to help you manage weight, heart, diabetic, digestive health and more.