Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?


Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 - 2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to "spend" each day,based on the following video, which would you eat?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Weekly Greenmarket Returns to The New York Botanical Garden

Greenmarket, the popular farmers market of GrowNYC, returns to The New York Botanical Garden at the base of Library Allée inside the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance every Wednesday, June 19 through November 27, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For the 12th year, the farmers market continues to bring affordable, locally grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods to the Bronx. Heart Smart activities, part of the MetLife Healthy Families Program, made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation, will teach visitors how easy it is to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle and improve their cardiovascular health. Visitors can pick up a map that outlines a self-guided, narrated walking tour around the Garden. Participation in each of these activities is free to the public.