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.
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.