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Natural and Organic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled and processed.

Do Natural and Organic Mean the Same Thing?

No, "natural" and "organic" are not interchangeable terms. You may see "natural" and other terms such as "all natural," "free-range" or "hormone-free" on food labels. These descriptions must be truthful, but don't confuse them with the term "organic." Only foods that are grown and processed according to USDA organic standards can be labeled organic.

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Weight Management Tips

  • Start each day with a healthy breakfast
  • Dieting often brings a short-term weight loss but without long-term results. For long-lasting results, develop a good exercise routine with a consistently healthy diet.
  • Learn to stop eating when you are satisfied instead of really full.
  • Pay attention to why you are eating. Are you actually hungry or eating for some other reason like: stress, boredom or social reasons.
  • Do you eat slowly or quickly? Eating fast can result in the body not feeling satisfied with enough food, leading to overeating.
  • Include a variety of food groups when you eat. Load up on veggies! They are filling, low in calories and high in vitamins and nutrients.
  • Avoid skipping meals & drink plenty of water.

 

FDA recalls, market withdrawals and safety alerts

Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts

Information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products. Click here.

 


FLAVORx

FLAVORx

The FLAVORx Pediatric System is used in over 35,000 pharmacies nationwide to customize the flavor of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.  With our special Bitterness Suppressor, Sweetening Enhancer and a blend of natural and artificial flavors, pharmacists add a little fun to the process of getting better while masking the unpleasant taste that normally discourages your child from taking medicine. Click here for more information.

 


Fruits & Veggies

Fruits & Veggies: More Matters

Looking for a brighter future? Try eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. The potential benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables stack up quickly: Reducing your risk of certain chronic diseases is only the beginning. Read more here.

 


Diabetes

Diabetes

When you have diabetes, eating well takes practice and planning. A good balance of the right foods, along with regular exercise and your prescribed medications, can help you feel better and stay healthier. Click here to find out more information.

 


High Fiber Foods

High Fiber Foods

Looking to add more fiber to your diet? Fiber — along with adequate fluid intake — moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Find more information here.

 


Blood Pressure

Certain Foods Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

If you’re wondering how to lower your blood pressure, the answer may be lying in the foods you eat. With a self-designed “blood pressure diet,” featuring foods rich in antioxidants and healthy whole grains, you may be able to lower your blood pressure without the help of medication. Here are a few examples of blood pressure lowering foods you'll find at Crest:

 

  • Bananas
  • Whole Grain Oatmeal
  • Grape Juice
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Strawberries
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Yogurt