As we approach the upcoming holiday season, you may be preparing for travel, getting ready to enjoy quality time with loved ones, as well as planning your family’s traditional holiday meals. You may even look forward to preparing and enjoying these comfort dishes every year! The holidays can be a costly time of year for… Read more »
Physical activity is an important part of living a balanced lifestyle. However, movement throughout the day and participating in physical activity requires energy. To make sure we have enough energy, we have to fuel our bodies with the right food and nutrition. Similar to how a car requires gas/fuel to function, our bodies need enough… Read more »
Did you know that June is Dairy Month? According to the USDA, foods and drinks that contain dairy should be included in your daily diet. Why Dairy? Not only can dairy products be tasty, they also have nutrients that are great for the body! Dairy sources provide: Vitamin D and Calcium: support bone health, particularly… Read more »
Since March is Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month, let’s learn about women’s nutrition. The differing nutritional needs for women were largely ignored for most of history. Nutrition was studied from the male lens, using male subjects. Overall, nutritional needs for women and men are roughly the same. However, there are some notable differences… Read more »
Most of us understand that body weight is affected by the food we eat and how much exercise we get on a weekly basis. But, did you know that there are a large variety of factors that go into our body weight and body composition? Our weight fluctuates based on our activity levels, diet, genetics… Read more »
Did you know that citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits are best during the winter months? Make the most of bright flavors with these smart winter recipes!
Have you ever wanted to incorporate healthy ingredients into your meals but didn’t know how? One simple way to do this is by swapping ingredients for healthier options. Use these helpful and simple tips about healthy ingredient substitutions!
Probiotics are good bacteria and other microorganisms that help our bodies get the most out of our foods during digestion. There are five bacteria and/or yeasts that are considered “good” bacteria, hence the name “probiotic.” The most common probiotics are bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, and saccharomyces boulardii, which is a yeast. These microbiome bacteria and yeast balance… Read more »
Can you guess the appropriate cooking or storage temperature only by looking at a food item, and assuming it is at a safe temperature for eating? The answer is absolutely not. You should know the appropriate temperatures for hot and cold foods to help you avoid illness caused by unsafe food temperatures. This happens all… Read more »
The immune system is constantly working to destroy threats inside the body. The ones you’re probably most aware of are bacteria and viruses. However, your body is also fighting off free radicals. Free radicals get inside healthy cells and weaken them, which makes your body more susceptible to illness and chronic diseases like cancer. The… Read more »