The holidays are here, and many will struggle to maintain a
healthy lifestyle with extra demands financially,
professionally, socially, and from family. Here are a few tips
on how to find more happiness and enjoy the holiday
season to the fullest, while still looking out for your health:
Eat smart during November and get Healthy For Good™ with
Taher and the American Heart Association. The movement is
designed to inspire all Americans to live healthier lives and
create lasting change. Make small, simple changes today to
create a difference for generations to come. The approach is
simple: Eat smart – Add color – Move more – Be well.
The baking season is upon us and there will be many recipes using one of the most common spices, cinnamon. No doubt, cinnamon is one of the most delicious spices on the earth but also provides powerful health benefits. A substance called cinnamaldehyde, where the delectable flavor and scent come from, is responsible for most of the health benefits. Let’s review some of the evidence-based health benefits of cinnamon:CLICK HERE to read more
With summer break behind us, and a new school year underway, getting back into a routine is challenging. As a result, nutrition and wellness may slip to the bottom of your list. How do we move health back toward the top? Here are a few strategies found to help:CLICK HERE to read more
Why Limit the Amount of Sugar I Eat?
It’s that time of year when we spend more time outdoors, relaxing in the sun while sipping on a sweet, ice-cold beverage. Sounds delightful right, but that sugar-laden drink may cause problems of which you are not even aware.CLICK HERE to read more
When I see beautifully colored dark red rhubarb, I am brought back to my childhood enjoying the tart, yet sweet flavor, of my grandmother’s rhubarb pie on a sunny spring day. I am also aware of the wonderful health benefits rhubarb has to offer.
Some consider rhubarb a nutritional powerhouse that is high in vitamins A, B-complex, C and K, potassium, calcium, manganese and many other essential nutrients necessary to keep your body healthy. CLICK HERE to read more
Making healthy lifestyle changes is challenging and deciding where to start is even more difficult. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month campaign, “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” inspires everyone to start with small changes toward a healthful eating style – one forkful at a time. Using the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines is a great place to take your first small forkful.
It seems like everywhere I turn, avocado is in a new recipe or people are talking about how great it is. I ask myself, “Is avocado what it is all hyped up to be?” The answer is yes, and there is plenty of scientific research to prove it!
So, what is so unique about this food?
Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit, helping you meet over 20% daily requirement of fiber. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.
Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their lives, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is all about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.