As spring becomes summer, nature begins to burst into color with green grass, and budding gardens and flowers. Let the colors of nature be a guide to choosing foods for a healthful diet.
Have you checked the Nutrition Facts label on your favorite beverages? Calories from beverages can add up quickly. Unlike food, beverages usually don’t make people feel “full.” Swapping a can of sweetened soda pop with water every day can trim about 150 calories from your daily diet. That simple swap could add up to a 15-pound weight loss during the course of a year.
Your food choices can make a positive difference in your heart health as well as your overall health.
I have heard that “soluble fiber” helps fight heart disease. What foods contain soluble fiber?
You probably have noticed the leaves turning color at this time of the year. Let nature’s colors be a cue to add more color to your plate, especially dark green and orange/gold vegetables. Many people do not eat enough of the “autumn-colored” fruits and vegetables.
Children in schools will be having more whole-grain options available in school lunch programs nationwide. Whole grains are healthier options for all of us.
In the heat of the summer, don’t forget to keep your body hydrated. What you drink is as important as what you eat. Keep these 10 tips from www.choosemyplate.gov in mind as you beat the summer heat!
I have heard about vitamin D and its health benefits. Doesn't our body make it? What foods contain vitamin D?
Learn why eggs are an "egg-ceptional" addition to our diet.
I read something that says eggs are good for my eyes. Is that right?