Great Health

Complete Nutrition - Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health and More

What we put into our body has a lot to do with how our body feels and performs. Understanding the foundations of good nutrition can aide in dealing with some of today's biggest health concerns. How does what you eat effect you? Here is helpful information, advise and tips on some common heath and wellness topics: (Click on the topic title to download a brochure or see your in-store dietitian for the printed materials.)

Nutrition 101
It seems like you can't turn on the TV or open a magazine without being inundated by health and nutrition information these days. And the messages often contradict each other-everything from ‘eat more protein and less carbohydrates' to ‘eat based on your blood type'! At Harmons, we want you to enjoy healthy and delicious food, without all of the confusion. The guide below will help simplify nutrition by focusing on the nutrients you should eat more of and those you should limit. We've also provided a sample one-day meal plan that incorporates all of the tips.

Women's Health
At Harmons, we understand how difficult it can be for today's busy woman to sort through all of the mixed nutrition messages out there. We've done the research for you and created this simple guide to help keep you healthy and strong so you don't miss a beat!

Steps for a Healthy Heart
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. It is estimated that one in three adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be modified, such as age, gender, and family history. The good news is that healthy lifestyle habits can help you reduce other risk factors for heart disease-high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess body weight or obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking.

If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or told that you have prediabetes, it is natural to feel scared, overwhelmed, and confused. At Harmons, we are here to help alleviate these fears and answer your questions about diet, physical activity, and medications. We've developed this guide to provide you with basic information about managing your diabetes. If you would like more information on controlling your blood glucose, our registered dietitian is available for individual nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and our pharmacist is always happy to discuss your medication questions. Diabetes Shopping List

Celiac Disease
At Harmons, our goal is to make grocery shopping for gluten-free products as simple as possible. We carry a wide range of foods from gluten-free flours, baking mixes, and grains to frozen meals and snack foods. We’ve made finding these foods simple by labeling them with a gluten-free tag, so when looking for gluten-free foods just look for the purple tag! Harmons carries over 6,500 gluten-free items many from local companies including:

  • Grandpa's Kitchen
  • Popart Popcorn
  • Tree Street Grains
  • New Grains Gluten Free
  • Lucky Spoon Bakery
  • WeDo Banana Flour
  • Vivians Gluten Free Soups
  • Seal Sama Sauces
  • Only Protein
  • Cheese Bread Mania
If you have specific questions about Celiac Disease or our gluten-free products, please set up a store tour or one-on-one nutrition counseling with your dietitian.

Choosing a Balanced Gluten Free Diet
Gluten Free Baking Recipes

Healthy Eating on a Budget
There is a common misconception that eating healthy is expensive. We're here to show you that it doesn't have to be! With a few easy tips, you can stock your pantry with nutritious, affordable foods.

Healthy Snacking
Snacking can, and should be part of a healthy diet. Snacks provide you with energy between meals and help prevent over eating at your next meal. You can make your snacks work for you by choosing nutrient-dense foods that supply vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients.

Essential Grains
You've probably heard that you should eat whole grains, but you may be wondering why you need whole grains and how much you need to eat. And waht is a whole grain, anyway?  Eating whole grains may reduce your risk for heart disease by reducing your cholesterol levels. Eating whole grains may help in weight management and reduce constipation, a risk factor for diverticulosis. Whole grains also contain magnesium, important for bone health, and selenium, an antioxidant important for your immune system.