Food and Health, Prevention

Who doesn’t want a strong, robust immune system to help our body fight off infection and illness? Our food choices are one of the most important factors in developing a strong immune system. Food contains a variety of essential nutrients that our body uses in a multitude of ways,...
 
Food and Health, Prevention

While supplement companies may be trying to sell you a bill of goods to keep your immune system humming while COVID-19 spreads, your best defense is likely in your pantry. Rather than popping zinc and vitamin C, let’s take a look at how you can keep your immune system...
Food and Health, Prevention

Any time we switch from pale "greens" like iceberg lettuce to darker-colored leafy greens like kale, spinach and Romaine, we gain important phytochemicals and antioxidants that are present in larger quantities in darker-colored vegetables...
Food and Health, Prevention

There is a difference between natural and refined sugar. Reducing your consumption of added sugar can be done by making small changes; choosing unsweetened beverages like water and teas in place of sweetened beverages, and reading food labels in order to determine the amount of added sugars in your...
Prevention, Kids

The CDC, AHA, and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans all recommend that "Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day." Most of that activity should be aerobic exercise, with some muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening work thrown in too. But why be active every...