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Q & A About Sodium on Our Health

Questions and Answers About Sodium and Its Impact on Our Health - FN1686

Excessive sodium in our diet can increase our blood pressure, especially in salt-sensitive individuals. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the U.S., making cardiovascular disease responsible for one of every three deaths in the country.

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Q & A About Fats in Our Diets

Questions & Answers About Fats in Our Diet - FN1685

Through the years, certain foods fall in and out of public awareness and favor. This certainly has been true of fats, such as those found in margarine and butter. For example, for a time, margarine was recommended instead of butter for health reasons; more recently, margarine has gotten bad press because it contains trans fat. The sometimes-conflicting messages in the media can create confusion, so this publication discusses the different types of fat and current research-based recommendations for health, and it answers common questions about dietary fats.

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Manage Stress for Better Health

Nourishing Your Mind and Body: Manage Stress for Better Health - FS 1730

People have different definitions of stress. Probably the most common definition is “physical, mental or emotion strain or tension.” Stress is different for all of us. People will perceive the same stressor in a number of ways and, therefore, react to it differently.

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Know Your Medications

Know Your Prescription and Nonprescription Medications - FN1720

Many people take prescription or nonprescription medications on a regular basis. Do you know how to properly store and dispose of medications? Do our medications interact with any foods? Know the questions to discuss with hour healthcare provider.

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Nourish Your Muscles

Nourish Your Muscles - FN1678

The maintenance of your muscles plays a major role in healthy aging. By taking care of your muscles, you can impact your quality of life now and in the future. The proteins in our bodies continuously are being broken down and replaced. Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed at each meal.

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Teens and Protein

Teens and Protein: How Much Do You Need? - FN1682

Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed with each meal. The amount of protein you need depends on your height, weight, whether you are a boy or girl, and your level of activity. In general, teenage boys need about 52 grams of protein per day, while teenage girls need about 46 grams per day. However, if you are small or large for your age, or very active, your needs are different.

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Eat Smart: Become a Pro With Protein

Eat Smart: Become a Pro With Protein - FN1681

The amount of food from the Protein Foods Group you need to eat depends on your age, whether you are a boy or girl and the amount of physical activity you get. Most people eat enough food from this group.

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Nourish Your Skin

Nourish Your Skin - FN1572

A Healthy Skin Diet is Like the Heart-healthy Diet.

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Pulse Foods in Your Diet

Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet - FN1714

Pulse foods are rich sources of protein, fiber, vitamins such as folate, and minerals such as iron and potassium. They are low in fat and sodium, and are naturally gluten- and cholesterol-free. Researchers have reported that regular consumption of pulses may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. The purpose of this publication is to show how to use more pulse foods in your diet and provide tested recipes and two weeks of sample menus at the 1,800- and 2,100-calorie levels.

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Keep You Home Healthy

Keep Your Home Healthy - AE1204

Topics covered are related to maintaining indoor air quality with a primary focus on moisture related issues. topics include ventilation, mold, moisture control, drainage including drain tile, crawl spaces, pollutants and air filters.

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ND Aging Population

North Dakota's Aging Population: Profile and Trends of Seniors Ages 65 and Older - EC1673

This aging population brief presents a picture of the health, finances and well-being of adults ages 65 and older in ND. The brief focuses on well-being indicators including population, health care, economics, health risks, and behaviors and health status as well as cognitive impairment and caregiving.

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Nourish Your Joints

Nourish Your Joints - FN1489

Most of us experience some joint stiffness during seasonal changes. However, degenerative diseases such as arthritis can inhibit daily activities.

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MyPlate Plans for Adults

MyPlate Plans for Adults - FN1500

This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov.

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MyPlate Plans for 15- to 19-year-olds

MyPlate Plans for 15- to 19-year-olds - FN1499

This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov.

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MyPlate Plans for 8- to 14-year-olds

MyPlate Plans for 8 -to14-year-olds - FN1498

This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov.

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MyPlate Plans for Toddlers to Age 7

MyPlate Plans for Toddlers to Age 7 - FN1497

This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov.

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Whole Grains: Agriculture to Health

Whole Grains: Agriculture to Health - FN691

Whole-grains contain all elements of the kernel-bran, germ and endosperm. The bran and germ contain a variety of health-enhancing components-dietary fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins, trace minerals and small amounts of unsaturated fat. This publication provides the recommended daily amounts, the health benefits and recipes of whole grains.

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Is Your Playground Safe For Kids?

Is Your Playground Safe for Kids - FN1374

We want our kids to “play hard,” but we want them to play safely, too. Parents and caregivers need to be aware of potential safety issues and what a properly maintained playground looks like. This publication provides information about surfacing materials and safety standards.

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Nourish Your Digestive System

Nourish Your Digestive System - FN1606

Our large intestine (colon) is home to 100 trillion “friendly” bacteria. These bacteria help defend us against disease, make certain vitamins such as vitamin K, and help break down extra food residue that remains after digestion in the small intestine. This process is known as fermentation. Our bacteria can become imbalanced due to stress, diarrhea, changes in diet and antibiotics. Consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, probiotics and prebiotics can help our bacteria stay within a healthy balance.

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Stretching Toward Better Health

Stretching Toward Better Health - FN607

Stretching may be done at any time of the day and can involve a great number of exercises. This publication covers types of stretching and includes instruction on how to stretch different muscle groups.

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