The USDA MyPlate is an example of a healthy meal.
Some foods classified as fats can protect us against heart disease and yet other fats may contribute to heart disease. We need to eat some fats because they provide essential nutrients such as Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. However, a healthy diet limits the amount of fat to five (5) teaspoons a day for adult women, and six (6) teaspoons a day for adult men.
If you've been hearing about potassium, the essential mineral widely popularized as the "have a banana" nutrient, read on to discover how well nature has endowed our food supply and whether Americans are consuming enough of it!
Most sweet desserts do not contain many nutrients our bodies need and have lots of calories. If you are a baker, you are in luck! Making desserts yourself can boost the nutrition of desserts. If you are not a baker, take the first step and learn how to make healthy sweet desserts.
Eating fewer calories doesn’t necessarily mean eating less food according to the Center for Disease Control. Eating more vegetables in salads can fill you up with just a few calories. Salads can be a great source of a variety of vegetables. However, they can also be a dumping ground for unwanted calories if they are topped with a lot of high calorie salad dressing.
Young children depend on caring adults to be their voice to get their needs met. Be Your Child's Champion is a helpful resource to do just that.
Pennsylvania is one of the largest growers of mushrooms! If you purchase mushrooms, it is very likely that they are grown right here in PA.
Whether in the fresh produce section of your local grocery store or at a seasonal farmers market, which leafy green herb are you looking for: cilantro or flat leaf parsley?
Picky eaters don’t have to always be young; some picky eaters can be teenagers as well as adults! Everyday stress can turn any well planned dinner into a battle ground. Here are a few tips of the trade to help introduce new foods to children, grandchildren, teenagers and adults.
Do you think it’s possible to save money grocery shopping without cooking everything from scratch, using tons of coupons or purchasing only seasonal foods? There are two key points on stretching your food dollar: spend less and avoid waste. Although I’m sure you may already being doing some of these tips, maybe there’s one or two ideas you can practice or practice more often.
Your retirement may be decades away or around the corner. Regardless, the financial health of retirement income is a key concern for most and usually includes benefits earned while working in positions covered by Social Security.
Homemade soups can be a healthy addition to the springtime dinner table.
"Increase your physical activity." "Walk more." "Sitting is the new smoking." These are just some of the health messages we hear on a regular basis. "Yet a recent survey found that many of us spend about eight hours a day being sedentary, not including time spent sleeping," says David Conroy, Penn State professor of Kinesiology, in a November 2013 article by Sara LaJeunesse.
Inflammation is a natural process of our body’s immune response that acts as a protective mechanism...
As consumers it is important to be “savvy” about the information we seek when it comes to health whether we are surfing the net, watching TV talk shows or getting information from friends.
Breads and cakes canned in glass mason jars are not safe to eat. The risk for contracting a foodborne illness is high, due to improper heating methods to ensure that any foodborne pathogen present would be destroyed.
The Mediterranean diet and cuisine are becoming much more popular, and for good reason! Learn why and how you can apply these principals by using Pennsylvania foods.
Have you ever wondered if protein powders and supplements are better or worse than protein food sources?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hypertension, or high blood pressure affects one out three adults. Having hypertension increases our risk for strokes and heart attacks.
Amino what? Protein is made up of small building blocks called amino acids. There are 20 different amino acids. Each different protein is composed of amino acids put together in a different order. Proteins tend to be very large and may contain several hundred amino acids.