Time to Focus on Fiber!

What better way to start off 2018 than with National Fiber Focus Month! Fiber is an essential part of any diet and provides a seemingly endless array of health benefits. But, are you getting enough?   The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommend that men get ~38 grams per day and women consume ~25 grams…

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Winter Fruits and Vegetables

The cold weather doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. Did you know that there is actually some produce that is in season during these chilly months? Buying in season produce not only ensures that you are eating foods at their ripest, but it saves money as well.   Here are 6…

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Make Your St. Patty’s Day GREEN

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!  What comes to your mind when you think of St. Patrick’s Day?  Probably corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and food dyed the color green such as green bagels, green muffins and green cupcakes.   Holidays have a tendency to put your commitment to a healthy lifestyle to the test. …

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All About Leeks

Did you know that leeks are Wale’s national emblem?  The Welsh’s regard for leeks dates back to the 1600s when Welsh soldiers placed leeks in their caps to differentiate themselves from their opponents.  To this day, leeks are still an important vegetable in many northern European cultures.   Leeks are versatile, tasty, and easy to…

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Summertime Salsa

One of my favorite summertime foods is salsa and the best part is that it is so easy to make! Not only is salsa delicious but it can also be a healthy addition to any meal.   So what exactly are the health benefits of this festive dish? And what are some of my favorite…

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To Your Health: October 2012

  In this Issue: Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors to Help Decrease Breast Cancer Risk Your Health and Your Weight Beauty Foods Give Your Yogurt a Tweak and Go Greek Pink Power Smoothie Recipe News and Events Quote of the Month A Note from Bonnie October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I would like…

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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…

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Healthy Diet and Cancer

Tips for incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet: At breakfast, top cereal, pancakes or oatmeal with fresh berries, bananas or peaches. Pre-washed and pre-cut fruits or vegetables makes for a great easy, fast and healthy snack. Incorporating more salads into your diet is a great way to get in a lot of vegetables….

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Hemochromatosis

Type 1 Hemochromatosis is an inherited disorder of iron metabolism that is generally adult-onset. These general dietary guidelines can help you manage your hemochromatosis. Check with your physician before starting any new nutrition program. Cut back on red meat consumption. Red meat contains heme iron, the most absorbable form of iron. Avoid foods high in…

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Packing the Perfect Picnic Basket

There’s nothing like spending the day outdoors in the beautiful summer weather! Going on a picnic with family and friends is a perfect way to get some sun and promote physical activity. Just like camping, when picnicking there are ways to make sure that are you packing healthy, nutritious foods that will travel well. Below…

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