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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Are You At Risk for Bone Loss?

May is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month! Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that makes your bones weak and more likely to break.  According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, ~10 million Americans have osteoporosis and another 44 million have low bone density, putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis.   Even though the numbers may…

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How to Protect Your Bones

Celebrate National Osteoporosis Month this May by taking action to Break Free from Osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation, established in 1984, is dedicated to preventing osteoporosis, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research.   It is estimated that 10 to 54 million Americans have osteoporosis,…

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May Monthly Morsels

Bend Over Backwards for Milk!   One of the health highlights of May is that it is National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. It is estimated that 10 to 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, with 80% of cases being women.   Bones are living, growing tissue and osteoporosis occurs when there is bone loss or too little…

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Everyday Ceviche

By Jackie LiPera It’s National Ceviche Day! What better time to celebrate the existence of a refreshing and flavorful dish than in the heat of late June?   Ceviche, also spelled seviche, is a South American staple that is sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer. With so many different varieties and array of…

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Got Dairy?

Happy National Diary Month! Do you remember those Got Milk? Ads that were popular in the 90’s? Those advertisements were published with the intent of promoting the consumption of cow’s milk so that production in California would increase. These ads were on the right track to encouraging the consumption of milk. I am here today…

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Build More than Muscles – Keep Your Bones Strong

Each May is Osteoporosis Prevention Month. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by weak bones. Bones are live, growing tissues which must be cared for and maintained like other tissues in the body. They become weak as a result of bone loss, too little bone being made, or a combination of both.   There are some…

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Do You Get Enough Vitamin D?

It is often assumed that Americans do not get enough vitamin D. I frequently hear stories about people going to their doctor for regular check-ups and come out with a recommendation to purchase nutritional vitamin D supplements in order to boost vitamin D levels in their bodies. The National Center for Health statistics conducted analysis…

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Strong Bones for a Stronger You

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week is a global event that focuses on musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma.  During the week of October 12th -October 20th, individuals and organizations worldwide organize events and projects to bring awareness to ways to prevent, manage and deal with these disorders.   These conditions…

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National Dairy Month: Say Yay! To 3-a-Day!

June is known for many things such as the beginning of summer, the end of school and warm weather, but strong teeth and bones?  Well, we can now add this to our list of why June is so great because it is also known as National Dairy Month!  Dairy is essential because it provides us…

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Summer 2010: To Your Health

In this Issue: Strategies for Staying Slim This Summer • Turn Your Tired Indoor Fitness Routine Into Creative Outdoor Workouts! • Fitting in Fruits and Veggies on a Budget • Get the Facts on Vitamin D • The Beneficial Role of DHA in Breastfeeding Mothers • Feature Food of the Month: Walnuts • Recipe of the Month: Raspberry Walnut String Bean Salad

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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…

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Winter 2008: To Your Health

In this Issue: How to Maintain Your Weight Over the Holidays Getting Enough Vitamin D When the Weather Chases You Indoors “Check Your Neck”—January is Thyroid Awareness Month This February Don’t Just Wear Red—Eat Red! The Importance of Folate in the Prevention of Birth Defects Feature Food of the Month: Persimmon Healthy Recipe: Apple Persimmon…

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Recommended Calcium and Vitamin D Intakes

Calcium is necessary for our heart, nerve, and muscle function in addition to proper blood clotting. Studies have shown that low calcium intake throughout one’s life is directly associated with low bone mass and thus a higher incidence of bone fractures. In addition, studies are showing a possible link between a diet deficient in dairy…

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Food Sources of Vitamin D

Food Serving Size IU Salmon, canned, solids + bones 3 ½ oz. 360 Sardines, canned, solids + bones 1 ¾ oz. 250 Milk, non-fat 1 cup 98 Milk, 1%, 2% 1 cup 98 Margarine, fortified 1 Tb. 60 Fortified, ready-to-eat cereals 1 oz. 40

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Fall 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Lower Your Cholesterol Level NOW! Drink Up…Green Tea for Good Health Growing Old Gracefully Increased Vitamin D Intake May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Helpful Hints for a Healthier Family Decreasing Diabetes Related Complications Enjoy a Nutritious Thanksgiving this Year Feature Food of the Month: Papaya Healthy Recipe: Papaya, Jicama, and Avocado Salad…

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Foods Rich in Vitamin D

While there aren’t many foods that naturally contain vitamin D, there are plenty of fortified foods to make up for it. The best sources of naturally occurring vitamin D are tuna, mackerel, and salmon, as well as fish liver oils. Small amounts of the vitamin can be found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks….

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