With cold weather and a hectic schedule, it’s sometimes hard to find time to even sit down, much less prepare a homemade dinner. Luckily, there is a quick, easy, affordable and healthy way to make dinner every night of the week.
It’s that time of year again, when people start sniffling and coughing around the office. Statistics say that on average a person will get two to four colds per year. It is likely that all of us will come down with some type of illness this winter, whether it is a cold or the flu or a stomach bug. Even if you can’t prevent every illness, there are steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of beating the odds and staying in the pink.
Companies often promote their products as the end all to all of our aches and pains. Recently, coconut oil seems to be gaining speed as the next best thing to sliced bread! Here is a brief summary of fats and oils and how they increase or decrease our risks of heart disease and how coconut oil fits in.
Choosing gifts is a thoughtful process - how fun would it be to select food and nutrition related gifts that will actually promote a healthy lifestyle?
Research supports that this may be a viable option. The results of two recent studies are examined in this article.
Considering fifty percent of Americans now own smart phones, this article explores how these devices might be used to improve health and wellnes.
The Pennsylvania Produce is a guide to quality produce grown in PA. This publication lists suggestions for shopping at a Farmers' Market, food safety, a harvest calendar. It also lists most vegetables and fruits, usage, selection, what to avoid, and storage. Available from your local Penn State Extension office.
Recipes for Chocolate Angel Food Cake and Strawberry Whip
These are some examples of quantities of fruits and vegetables that count as one serving.
The Master Gardner program was established to assist Extension in reaching the consumer horticulture audience. The program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants dedicate volunteer time to teaching horticultural information based on university research and recommendations.
Home food preservation is becoming popular with many people these days. This is a fantastic way for people with diabetes to enjoy fruits and vegetables all year long. By canning your own vegetables and making your own jellies you can control the amount of sugar and salt in these products.
Many of us have probably said, "I know I should eat more fruits and vegetables. But how?" Summer overflows with fresh fruits and vegetables at Farmers markets and roadside stands. People plant gardens and check frequently for the green shoots to appear. Even grocery stores create displays of local produce for your consumption.
Now in its third year, the Dining with Diabetes program has been offered in some unique locations all across the state of Pennsylvania. In April and May of this year, the class was offered at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie led by Extension Educator, Janice Ronan.
Is there a connection between calcium, vitamin D and diabetes? Researchers are investigating the effects of these two important nutrients and how they might play a role in diabetes prevention.
MyPlate is a new food icon recently released by USDA to complement MyPyramid. It offers a simpler rendition of what might appear on a healthy plate. Many people with diabetes adhere to the Idaho Plate Method. How do the two compare?
As educators, it is important for us to keep in mind the broad scope of emotions brought on by the diagnosis of diabetes. Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE is the Founder and CEO of Behavioral Diabetes Institute and has some helpful suggestions for educators.
Staying hydrated is important, especially during periods of physical activity and in warmer weather. With the availability of so many choices, making a decision about the type of water to drink can be challenging.
Facebook just become a lot more educational! A new, interactive game is providing a way for people to learn about diabetes through hands-on challenges and socializing with other gamers.
While some studies have shown cinnamon to help control blood sugars by allowing the body to be more sensitive to the insulin the body produces, other studies have not. So, the jury is still out. The studies with positive results show that cinnamon may decrease fasting blood sugars and lipids, and it may also slow the emptying of food from your stomach, resulting in lowered after-meal blood sugars.
I frequently get the question: Is sea or kosher salt better? The answer depends on how/why you use salt.