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Sodium and Heart Health

Sodium and Heart Health

Sodium is one of the key minerals in our body that helps regulate fluid balance. Fluid balance is one of the reasons why there is a focus on sodium and heart health.

Heart Healthy Foods

Heart Healthy Foods

You probably reacted to that title with an – Of Course it is – reaction. Yes, February is about Valentine’s Day, a time for the heart, but it is also a time to learn about heart healthy foods!

Go Red for Women!

Go Red for Women!

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths every year! Do you or the women in your life know their risk?

Winter Meals by Slow Cooking!

Winter Meals by Slow Cooking!

While winter has not been as traditionally cold, dark, and gloomy this year, it still is weather that makes me want to enjoy winter meals. One way to make winter meals easy is using a slow cooker.

Healthy Eating Patterns Include Dairy!

Healthy Eating Patterns Include Dairy!

Healthy eating patterns include dairy but more than 80% of the American population is not consuming recommended amounts. Monday, January 11 is National Milk Day, a chance to check your intake.

Added Sugar

Added Sugar

Dietary Guidelines and Added Sugar Added sugars can add flavor to foods and make meals enjoyable but added sugar should not be the main part of your menu. What Is Added Sugar Added sugar is sugars and syrups that are added to foods. Naturally occurring sugars found in...

Dietary Guidelines 2020 – 2025

Dietary Guidelines 2020 – 2025

Happy New Year and Happy New Dietary Guidelines! The 2020 – 2025 Dietary Guidelines were released on December 29, just in time for your healthy eating plans for the new year!

Holiday Cheer!

Holiday Cheer!

Holiday Cheer Giving you GI Distress? The joy of holiday foods is a tradition many look forward to each year, and maybe more so this year! All the different foods of Holiday cheer can sometimes have a negative effect on your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and may cause...

International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 2021

International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, 2021

On December 15, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) declared the year 2021 – International Year of Fruits and Vegetables. The goal of this declaration is to raise awareness of, direct policy attention to and share best practices on the health and nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables. The declaration also addresses waste, with a goal of reducing loss of product.

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