To get started you have to know how much you should have each day! The average adult should have 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of vegetables every day. What does that look like? Think of a small size apple, pear, or orange as 1 cup. With cut or small fruit such as melons, grapes or berries, measure out a cup to see what it looks like in your bowl.
How can you know if your favorite restaurant is following safe food practices?
High blood pressure can be prevented or lowered with a few lifestyle modifications. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan is one tool to help prevent or manage high blood pressure.
Soy milk, soy protein, soy yogurt, soy nuts, soy flour—what is so magical about soy?
Within the next couple of years consumers will see some changes to the Nutrition Facts label on food packages.
The health benefits of tomatoes illustrate the importance for consumers to frequently include tomato products in their meals.
Learn the facts about salt—what it does, where it is found in your food, and tips to reduce the amount in your diet without sacrificing taste.
Join the Pennsylvania Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences members this March to celebrate Living Well Month.
Finding it hard to get yourself or someone else motivated to make a healthy change- such at getting more exercise or eating better?
How often have you heard people say that nobody ever gets sick from the food they prepare at church functions? Really?...
Flax seed has been high on the list of health foods the last few years - perhaps you wonder if all that you have heard about flax is true!
There has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Americans consume too much salt. Some think that consuming large amounts of sodium is the reason for the alarming rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor.”
We are challenging readers to include a new food in their meals. Today we are focusing on the low cost healthy food — beans. Beans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, garbanzo peas (chickpeas), lima beans, black-eyed peas, split peas, and lentils. These types of beans and peas are not to be confused with green peas and green beans.
Has winter slowed you down? Made you feel blah and not to motivated to exercise? There are things you can do to help yourself get moving. Try some of the ideas that follow and think positive - spring will be here soon!
Take another look in the produce section to add variety and flavor back into your meals. Parsnips resemble carrots in shape but pack a sweeter punch.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable.