Obsessing Over Omega-3’s

You may have heard about omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on the news, but don’t know exactly what they are or what they do. Omega-3 PUFAs is a nutrient that is found in plant sources and fish. Your body needs omega-3 fatty acids for normal metabolic function, however you are not able to create it. That is…

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Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean style of eating is thought to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. It is the diet mainly followed by countries along the Mediterranean Sea, and it consists of nutritious foods with robust and vibrant flavors.   Did you know that an entire month is dedicated to celebrating this style of…

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4 Tips For Cooking Flavorful and Nutrient-Filled Fish

Are you a fellow fish lover? Do you love trying new varieties, and exploring new and exciting ways of cooking fish? Are you aware of the seemingly endless health benefits fish has to offer?   Fish has been a staple in coastal communities’ diets for centuries and for good reason. The health benefits of fish…

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Live Like You’re In The Mediterranean!

The month of May is National Mediterranean Diet Month! The Mediterranean Diet, made famous by Ancel Keys, is thought of as being one of the healthiest diets in the world. This diet follows the diet of many of the countries along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and has a host of delicious and vibrant…

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Eating Pasta Doesn’t Make you FAT: Enjoy that Pasta Salad!

In recent years, pasta has gained a reputation of being unhealthy, fattening, and a little heavy on the carbs for weight loss. You likely consider pasta as “empty” carbs that provide no nutritional benefits. So why do Italians use pasta as a basis of their eating patterns? Now that got you thinking, huh?!   Studies…

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Foods to Choose for Healthy Eyes

Eating certain foods can help to reduce the risk of cataracts and eye disease. Below are foods that encourage preventative eye care. Fatty Fish:  Fatty fish contains Omega 3 fatty acids such as DHA, which is recommended for dry eyes and which help to restore the structural support of the eye’s membranes. Examples of fatty…

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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…

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The Top 8 Food Allergies

Peanuts: peanut allergy is the leading cause of severe allergic reactions, affecting about 1.1% of the population. Shellfish: shellfish can also cause severe allergic reactions.  Shellfish are classified as mollusks (clams, mussels, oysters), and crustaceans (shrimp, lobster, crabs).  Shrimp is considered the most allergenic. Fish:  Pollock, salmon, cod, tuna, snapper, eel, and tilapia are among…

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Tips for Lowering Cholesterol

Getting your cholesterol levels checked on a consistent basis is the key to living a healthy life. According to the American Heart Association, those who have cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dl are at double the risk of having a heart attack as opposed to those who have cholesterol levels <200 mg/dl. Include “good” fats…

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DASH Eating Plan

The meal pattern below is rich in low fat dairy foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and follows the DASH Meal Planning guidelines. For many people, following the DASH eating style can be an easy way to prevent or manage their high blood pressure. FOOD GROUP DAILY SERVINGS 1 SERVING EQUALS Milk and Dairy 2-3…

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