Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

Shopping List Ideas to Keep Your Pantry Well-Stocked!

Having a pantry that is chock-full of all the basic ingredients you may need will make handling weeknight meals a cinch. With everything on hand, you’ll be prepared for anything! BAKING Flour Granulated sugar Brown sugar Powder sugar Cornstarch Baking powder Baking soda Vanilla extractDRIED GOODS Dried beans Dried fruits NutsRICE Brown rice Wild rice…

What You’re Eating May Help Soothe Arthritis Pain

What can help: Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Once ingested, omega-3’s convert into compounds that are much more potent than the original fatty acids themselves.  One important type of compound, called resolvin, is effective in signaling the inflammatory response to end. In arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, an overactive immune system causes degradation of body tissues.  Resolvins…

Sources of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is unique because we can synthesize all of our needs for this vitamin from sunlight. When the ultraviolet rays of the sun hit our skin, the vitamin is then converted into its active form. Even though our bodies synthesize Vitamin D, it is still an essential nutrient that we need to get from…

Spring 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Family Meals Matter: The Importance of Eating Together • Get the Most From Your Exercise with the Right Post-Workout Meal • Get the Facts on Irritable Bowel Syndrome • Eat to Beat the Inflammation Associated with Arthritis • Feature Food of the Month: Strawberries • Feature Food of the Month Recipe: Mexican Stuffed Mahi-Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

New Recommendations for Added Sugars – 2009

Added sugars include sugars added to foods during processing, preparation, or at the table. Here are the new recommendations from The American Heart Association. Women: no more than 25 grams, or 6 teaspoons, of added sugar per day. Men: no more than 37 grams, or 9 teaspoons, of added sugar per day. The average American…

Lose the Weight and Keep it off in 2010!

Feeling stuffed from an overload of holiday treats? If your New Year’s Resolution is to shed the excess weight you’ve put on in the past year and keep it off forever, try some of these suggestions to get you started off on the right foot. Write it all down. No matter what it is, write…

Avoiding Fat Traps at the Coffee House!

By making smart choices at home or on your next trip to the coffee house, you can enjoy the health benefits of soothing winter beverages without packing on the pounds! Try working your way from full fat milk down to skim milk. Start with 2%, then switch to 1%, and before you know it, skim…

Winter 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Hot Beverages to Warm You Up This Winter…Without All the Fat! • Boost Your Energy and Fight the Winter Blues • Set Yourself Up For Success and Start Fresh in 2010 • Limit Added Sugars- Your Heart Will Thank You! • Give Your Sweetie the Gift of Heart Health This Valentine’s Day • Feature Food of the Month: Parsnips • Feature Food of the Month Recipe: Parsnips with Sautéed Onions

Safe Internal Temperatures

Cook meat and poultry to the following temperatures to ensure it is cooked thoroughly. To measure the internal temperature, insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat away from fat or bone.  For poultry, insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. °Fahrenheit ° Celsius FRESH BEEF    Medium Rare 145…

Keep Your Smile as Bright as It Can Be!

Simple lifestyle and diet changes are all you need to optimize the health of your teeth and gums. Here are a few tips to help you get started: Limit frequent exposure to regular and diet soft drinks and juices. Avoid habits that promote tooth wear such as sipping, swishing, or holding drinks in the mouth…

Fall 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Reap the Many Benefits of Yoga Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Advanced Prostate Cancer? How Does Nutrition Affect Dental Hygiene? Weight Control in Young Adulthood May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Safe Food Handling to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving Feature Food of the Month: Pumpkin Healthy Recipe of the…

Fruit and Veggies Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables from the colors of the rainbow. Every color represents different vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health—so eat up! Try to include dark, rich yellow, red, and orange colored fruits and vegetables to your daily meal plans. These are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients…

Try a Homemade Trail Mix This Summer!

A simple custom made trail mix can help you stay within your nutritional goals, while at the same time be tailored to your taste buds! On August 30th, celebrate trail mix day by creating a delicious, more personal version of the famous trail mix. Trail Mix #1 Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup raw…

A New Twist on Water

Are you having trouble meeting your daily water requirement? It’s understandable if you are bored with “plain old water”. Try adding some flavor to help you drink more and maybe even get you excited to drink it! Flavored waters are available in most local supermarkets but are quite expensive. You can create an at-home version…

Summer 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Keep your Skin Healthy from the Inside Out! Celebrate National Men’s Health Week Proper Hydration During the Summer Months Enjoy Trail Mix Day this August, but Beware of Fat Traps! Freshen Up this Summer with some Tasty Fruits and Veggies Feature Food of the Month: Quinoa Recipe of the Month: Quinoa and…

Walking Gear

Clothing: Comfortable clothing is a must when working out, but keep in mind the weather conditions. Layer your clothing on cold days so that items can easily be removed as your body starts to warm up. On a sunny day, be sure to put on sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Socks: Choose a thicker sock…

Exercising Safely Outdoors in the Winter Months

Plan ahead. Make sure you have appropriate clothing available before you make plans to go for an outdoor adventure. Tell family and friends where you will be going. Start slow. Don’t forget to stretch and warm up. It’s cold out, so you will probably feel cold when you first start out. As you keep on…



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