Category Archives: Health & Fitness

FREE Medicals at Jack’s Hill Community Centre this Sauday!

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St. Matthew’s Anglican Church and the Lion’s Club of Mona are hosting a Health Fair!

This Saturday, from 9am – 2pm, come on out to Jack’s Hill Community Centre with the family and kids before they go back to school and get FREE Medical Screenings. Be up to date with your Health and Fitness!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Healthy Chia Seed Jams, Nuts and other Snacks from Ara Foods Jamaica!

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From making jams at home for fun, then encouraged by her husband and friends to start packaging what they enjoyed, Ayesha Allen started selling her Chia Seed Jams in 2016. Ayesha and husband, Ramaar took a leap of faith and just 2 months later they were nominated for Best Product for the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards in 2017!

Their Chia Seed Jams are Gluten free, Vegan friendly and come in a variety of flavours such as Strawberry, Blueberry and Pineapple. The Pineapple and Strawberry are favourites and I can see why. The flavours are stronger than the Blueberry. Even though you can order your Jams non-sweetened, I found there is no need, because the original isn’t even that sweet but still has the right balance of flavour. I tried them both. So you can enjoy these Jams with pretty much anything.

The business has expanded to offer healthy snacks too or what some persons like myself use as part of a Shake, such as Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Chia seeds, Raisins and Cranberries, all at affordable prices.

Here are great ways to enjoy your Ara Foods Flavoured Chia Seed Jams!

With your Yogurt

Suga’s favourite so far is the Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. I made my own Yogurt Parfait and it was divine! Enjoy food the in a healthy way!

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Suga’s Yogurt Parfait made with Ara Foods Strawberry and Blueberry Chia Seed Jams, Oats and Fat Free Greek Yogurt.

With your Porridge

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● As a Dip

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As a spread

Your Ara Food Jams would complement a Peanut Butter spread on bread or crackers so well!

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● With your Pancakes

Last weekend I had the Blueberry Chia Seed Jam with my Pancakes and a touch of low fat butter. It hit the spot!

As a Pastry Filling

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● As a topping to your Cheesecake or Pie

Such a guilty pleasure!

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A salivating Cheesecake from @temperaturebynina using Ara Foods Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

A range of options for reasonable prices! 

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Order your Healthy Snacks and your Chia Seed Jams from Ara Foods Jamaica today and have fun being creative in the kitchen. Their flavoured Chia Seed Jams are versatile and #SugaEndorsed!

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***They are mobile and take Cards***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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The Lions Club of Mona Improves the Health and Environment of the Mona Commons Community

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There was an annual Back to School Treat and Health Fair in the Mona Commons Community courtesy of The Lions Club of Mona and Mona Social Services last Saturday, August 17, 2019.

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Eye Testing, Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure Tests were conducted.

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Members of the Lions Club of Mona with their collected recyclable plastics.

The Lions Club of Mona continued to keep busy in their community last weekend with their Bottle Collection and Recycling Project, a partnership with the Church of Ascension.

Plastics contribute to a large amount of solid waste and take many years to break down in landfills or the ocean. So recycle and help to reduce landfall, conserve energy and conserve the environment.

Kudos to the Lions Club of Mona, Mona Social Services and Church of Ascension, as they continue to build a better community.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Healthy Chia Seed Jams, Nuts and other Snacks from Ara Foods Jamaica!

20190822_050044

From making jams at home for fun, then encouraged by her husband and friends to start packaging what they enjoyed, Ayesha Allen started selling her Chia Seed Jams in 2016. Ayesha and husband, Ramaar took a leap of faith and just 2 months later they were nominated for Best Product for the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards in 2017!

Their Chia Seed Jams are Gluten free, Vegan friendly and come in a variety of flavours such as Strawberry, Blueberry and Pineapple. The Pineapple and Strawberry are favourites and I can see why. The flavours are stronger than the Blueberry. Even though you can order your Jams non-sweetened, I found there is no need, because the original isn’t even that sweet but still has the right balance of flavour. I tried them both. So you can enjoy these Jams with pretty much anything.

The business has expanded to offer healthy snacks too or what some persons like myself use as part of a Shake, such as Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Chia seeds, Raisins and Cranberries, all at affordable prices.

Here are great ways to enjoy your Ara Foods Flavoured Chia Seed Jams!

With your Yogurt

Suga’s favourite so far is the Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. I made my own Yogurt Parfait and it was divine! Enjoy food the in a healthy way!

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Suga’s Yogurt Parfait made with Ara Foods Strawberry and Blueberry Chia Seed Jams, Oats and Fat Free Greek Yogurt.

With your Porridge

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● As a Dip

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As a spread

Your Ara Food Jams would complement a Peanut Butter spread on bread or crackers so well!

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● With your Pancakes

Last weekend I had the Blueberry Chia Seed Jam with my Pancakes and a touch of low fat butter. It hit the spot!

As a Pastry Filling

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● As a topping to your Cheesecake or Pie

Such a guilty pleasure!

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A salivating Cheesecake from @temperaturebynina using Ara Foods Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

A range of options for reasonable prices! 

20190822_052131.png

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Order your Healthy Snacks and your Chia Seed Jams from Ara Foods Jamaica today and have fun being creative in the kitchen. Their flavoured Chia Seed Jams are versatile and #SugaEndorsed!

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***They are mobile and take Cards***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Get a Water Workout this Sunday while you Help our Goodwill Games Team!

Please come out and support The Tornadoes Swim Club’s Goodwill Games Swim Team this Sunday, July 28th at 4pm at the National Aquatics Centre, Stadium Pool.

$1000JMD + $200 (Entry) gets you a Water Workout with certified instructor, Kim to great music by DJ Wattie!

***Follow @poolaerobics on Instagram***

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Get Your Daily Dose of Fruit in 1 Bowl with Dream Bowls Ja!

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My Acai & Lychee Dream Bowl ($1200JMD) from Dream Bowls Ja at Kingston Night Market on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

You can get your daily source of fruits in 1 bowl, your very own Dream bowl! Dream bowls are not only tasty, but healthy. Although you have to be aware of the toppings you choose.

Dream Bowls consist of a frozen base filled with the Acai (a-sigh-ee) berry. Although not sourced locally, they are good for just about everything in terms of its heath properties. Check it out here:

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You then have the option to choose 5 toppings that they will layer the base with, resulting in quite an attractive, yet tasty and fulfilling Dream Bowl.

Visit Kingston Night Market today from 6 to 11pm at 8 Hillcrest Avenue to get your Dream Bowl!

ADMISSION: FREE

***I advise you go early though, the Dream bowls are a hit.***

If not, Deliveries in Kingston are available too!

Kingston Night Market is an event where small businesses showcase their authentic Jamaican products. It is quite fit for a family outing during the week, this and every Tuesday. Check it out!

Keep up with Dream Bowls Ja on Instagram @dreambowlsja

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Sip and Stretch for a Good Cause on July 16th!

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Happy Monday! SAVE THE DATE!

Stretch the muscles, feel relaxed afterwards and be happy you got to give your body a healthy treat at a reduced cost, while contributing to the Education of our Children.

Our Children are Our Future

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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