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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Stay Focused on Fiber This Month

January is National Fiber Focus Month.  What better way to start the New Year than to learn about the benefits of fiber and how you can eat more fiber!   Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk.  It comes from starch from plant and your body cannot break it down…

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It’s Oatmeal Monday

It is the second Monday in February, which is also known as Oatmeal Monday in the world of American food holidays! Today, let’s take some time to acknowledge the wonders oatmeal can do for your health.   Oatmeal is a great source of energy and makes for a power-infused, high energy breakfast to start the…

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January is National Fiber Focus Month

Fiber is a form of carbohydrate, also known as roughage or bulk. It is sugar or starch from plants. There are many great food sources of fiber including fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Nutritional fiber supplements are another way to incorporate fiber into your diet. An example of a fiber supplement is psyllium, which…

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Vote for Your Favorite Apple

Fall is finally here which means pumpkins, colorful leaves and most importantly, apple season!  The month of October is National Apple Month, an entire 31 days designated to enhancing consumer awareness of the usage of apples and apple products.   Believe it or not, there is a lot of truth to the old adage “an…

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Beans Beans…Lima, Pinto and Red!

National Bean day is today!  This day can be celebrated by serving up your favorite bean dishes at “bean parties”, by sending gifts to your friends      such as beans in a jar with your favorite bean recipe, or by creating bean projects with your children.  Before you choose which way you will celebrate National Bean…

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Have You Had Your Oatmeal Muffin Today?

Today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day and what a better way to start your day than with a fresh oatmeal muffin for breakfast or midmorning snack!  Not only are they tasty but it’s a great way to enjoy the health benefits of oatmeal that’s different from the everyday bowl of oatmeal in the morning.  It’s…

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Hooray! It’s “Eat a Red Apple Day”!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!  We’ve all heard this saying before in order to get us to eat more fruits, but there is some truth to it.  With the cold season quickly approaching, the winter cold, flu, and sore throats are inevitable.  Keep your immune system strong with plenty of vitamin C…

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