I am suppose to take a calcium supplement because I have a milk allergy. I noticed some supplement labels say "calcium citrate" and others say "calcium carbonate." I'm not sure what kind to choose. Can you help?
Schools out! Scheduled milk breaks are over for most children during the summer months. Having milk with meals and/or regular milk breaks all year is a good plan for all of us. During June, National Dairy Month, consider the health benefits of dairy foods.
Oatmeal packages often have a picture of a heart on them or carry a health claim. That's because oatmeal is good for your health.
We're often advised to eat less to lose weight or maintain our current weight. According to new research, we should eat more. What this really means is we should eat foods with more volume but fewer calories.
I have been hearing about folic acid lately. What is it?
In fall, colorful trees beautify the outdoors. The green color fades and orange, gold, and red colors appear as the season changes. The same natural chemicals that provide color to leaves also color our food. The colorful outdoors is a good reminder to enjoy a variety of vegetables. Most people do not eat enough vegetables, with orange and dark green vegetables the most often missed!
My 7-year-old grandson comes over after school, and he asks for those ready-made snack trays with meat, cheese, and crackers. They cost a lot! I looked at the nutrition label on the package, and they're high in fat and sodium, too. Do you have any ideas?
"I'm hungry! What's to eat?" Maybe you've heard someone say that, especially after school or work. While your family might ask for crunchy chips and sweetened beverages, try taming their appetites with crisp, whole-grain crackers and a creamy, fruit smoothie.
School begins soon, so family routines may be changing. If you're in a rush, don't skip the most important meal of the day.
Water is vital to health, especially during warm, summer weather.