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Move Over, Tina Fey! Michelle Obama Proclaims Amy Poehler Is Her Best Friend!

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ZOMG! Leslie Knope would DIIIIIE if the FLOTUS said this about her!

Amy Poehler was helping the first lady, Miz Michelle Obama, at her Lets Move! initiative in Miami the other day and she got the surprise of a lifetime!

Amy found out that she's Mobama's best friend!

After Amy introduced her to the crowd of kids and their parents, Michelle took the opportunity to proclaim her love to the world!

She said:

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Even TODDLER Meals Are Organic Now!

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Whole grains, beans, and veggies! Oh my!

Lots of tots don’t eat enough healthy foods which is why we are thrilled to hear that Sprout has launched a collection of organic toddler meals that are healthy as well as delicious!!!

Each and every recipe is a special creation of celeb chef Tyler Florence that allows parents to feed their loved ones foods that are nutritious and that they’ll actually like!

Hey, listen, we’re all for kids to eat healthy and we think this is a super fantastic product…

…But they ARE kids!

Let's make sure to also give ‘em a cookie every now and then.

Just sayin'!

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Three Easy Ways To Introduce More Fruit, Vegetables And Whole Grains To Your Diet

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If you're like most of America and are having trouble fulfulling your daily fruit, vegetable, and whole grain nutritional value, then pay attention!

Here are three EASY tips for making sure your body gets the neccessary nourishment from the recommended two servings of fruit, followed by three servings of veggies and grains.

Fruits: This is the easiest food group to get in every day. After all, fruit is one of the most naturally delicious foods on the planet! Instead of relying on fruit flavored candy for your fix, chomp down on the real thing! Start off EVERY morning with a piece of fruit like a banana or apple!

Vegetables: What good is a piece of meat for dinner without a hearty side of vegetables to compliment the flavor? Stock your freezer with easily reheatable frozen vegetables spinach, broccoli and green beans, then make them a staple of every dinner meal.

Whole Grains: Beyond switching from plain white bread to to whole wheat, try snacking on puffed whole grains. Dietitian and SHAPE contributor Cynthia Sass recommends Arrowhead Mills puffed brown rice, kamut, millet, whole wheat, and corn, saying:

"You can eat them as a cold cereal, fold them into yogurt, toss in a baggie with nuts and dried fruit for an on-the-go snack, or crush and use as a crust or topping in place of bread crumbs."

Follow these simple tips and you'll be on your way to living a healthier lifestyle. Trust us, your body will thank you.

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When you serve yourself, divide your plate into quarters: ½ veggies, ¼ protein and ¼ whole grains.

- The Hot Plate

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Fran Drescher's Fit Tips For A Healthier Lifestyle

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Fran Drescher isn't just HIGHlarious on her TV shows The Nanny and Happily Divorced, she's also pretty smart in person! So smart that she's become a new FitPerez health correspondent!

We're so excited to welcome Fran aboard and U should be too because she'll be sharing her passion for living a healthy lifestyle every week by answering YOUR questions!

This week, Perezcious reader Chrissy from Michigan needed some help shopping for healthy food and asked:

Hi Fran!

What should I be eating to be healthy? When I go shopping, I get so confused as to what to get! Please help!

According to Fran:

Chrissy, three words: organic, organic, organic! (Okay, maybe it’s just one, but you get the point!) We have to recognize that what we put IN our bodies is just as, if not as important as what we put on them!

I say try to cut back on animal protein and dairy products. Also, it’s probably no shock that processed and chemical soaked foods are not good for our systems. So go organic, go whole grains, and go natural! And now, go grocery shopping for your organic goodies. Your body will thank you!

For more answers to any health questions on your mind, tweet @frandrescher #askfranforfitperez and help fight cancer by checking out her website www.cancerschmancer.org!

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Incorporating Carbohydrates Into A Diabetic Diet

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Those with insulin resistance or diabetes have to go to extraordinary measures to make sure they are eating what is best for their body, so it's easy to understand why anybody affected with this disorder would be nervous about eating too many carbohydrates.

This week, a Perezcious reader asked FitPerez registered dietician Lisa DeFazio for some advice on safely incorporating carbohydrates into a diabetic diet.

Good news! Whole grain and high fiber carbs are okay because they actually HELP your blood sugar! Check out the video above to find out why!

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