Seasonal Produce: 5 Benefits of Eating What’s in Season

We’ve briefly discussed some benefits of eating seasonally before, but now that Summer is in full swing and there’s an abundance of fresh produce all around, it’s the perfect time to go into more detail. So, here are five benefits of eating seasonal foods, plus a bonus benefit and a couple resources. #1 TASTE It’s easier…

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Driver Spotlight: J.R. DeVasure

We’re excited to share the first post of the new Driver Spotlight series on our Health & Wellness blog! The goal of the Health & Wellness blog has always been to be relevant to our drivers, and what better way to provide relevant information than to highlight one of our own? Through this series, we…

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Eat the Rainbow

As mentioned in our recent post, the recommendation to eat more vegetables is a popular one–and for good reason. Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, water, vitamins, and minerals. They also come in many different colors, which makes them not only visually pleasing, but health-promoting too.  How is that colors can promote health? Phytochemicals, or…

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Vegetables: Tried, True, and Always Good-for-You

Keto, Paleo, and Vegan, oh my! The holiday season came and went, and no matter what diet you are or aren’t following in 2019, your plate probably welcomes a variety of vegetables. It’s no secret that nutrition advice is often confusing and contradictory, and it’s also no secret that the latest and greatest diet seems…

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Sugar and Your Health

Oh, sugar. We all know about the sweet stuff. We’ve all tried it, and at one time or another, we’ve all added it to our food or drink. There’s no denying that sugar is sweet, tasty, and easily incorporated into just about everything. But just because it tastes good and is readily available, should we…

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The Basics of Building a Healthy Plate

With all of the health-related information available these days, it’s sometimes difficult to know what foods to choose for meals and snacks. Good news: choosing and eating healthy meals and snacks doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, and it can still taste good. One definition of the word “healthy” is indicative of, conducive to, or promoting…

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How To Read Nutrition Facts Labels

If you’ve been following along with the blog, you’ll recall several references to nutrition facts labels, which are found on packaged food products and can assist you in making health-promoting decisions about food. Specifically, these labels may come in handy when considering dietary fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, and sugar.  With countless packaged food products available…

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Christenson Transportation: Committed to Health and Wellness

In 2014, results of the National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury were reported. The survey was conducted by the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the results were published by the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. The survey revealed, unsurprisingly, that there is a need to improve the health…

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