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!
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.
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.
Have you ever made a New Year Resolution promising yourself that you would go to the gym on a regular basis but never seemed to get there? Well this year can be different.
Spinach can be added to salads, soups and casseroles to help cut cancer risks.
Multi-vitamin/mineral supplements (MVM’s) have been considered the way to prevent poor health from lack of good nutrition. Usually taken once per day, MVM’s contain all or most of the recommended vitamins and minerals in an amount similar to the Daily Value (DV). The Supplement Facts panel will show the %DV provided of each nutrient by one serving of the product. Are you wondering if you should take one?
The New Year is a time for many opportunities. Taking a look at our family’s food choices and our own is a great beginning to a new year. Do we fill half of our lunch and dinner plates with fruits and vegetables? If so, then great. If not, why not?
The grocery stores of today are a far cry from the stores your mother or grandmother may have shopped in during the 1950’s, 1960’s and even 1970’s.
Do you struggle during the holidays trying to figure out how to manage all the different family favorite recipes and requests while trying to control your weight? Learn how to take control over the holidays.
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?
With cold weather and a hectic schedule, it’s sometimes hard to find time to prepare a homemade dinner. There is a quick, easy, affordable and healthy way to make dinner every night of the week.
Increasingly, spices are taking on a whole new role in cancer prevention research.