May is the gateway to summer--it is a month that can start off raining, but always seems to end with sunshine. The days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and we are enjoying a wider selection of fresh produce. May is also National Barbeque Month, so if you have not already been outside grilling, there is no excuse to delay any longer. This is a test.
If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, you may want to look at the foods and beverages that you’re eating and drinking before going to bed. Certain foods and beverages hinder sleep while others can help improve sleep.
Foods and Beverages That Hinder Sleep
Big meals that are high in calories and fat...
During spring and summer, there’s nothing better than packing a picnic basket and heading outdoors for a moveable feast. From traditional picnic foods, like crispy fried chicken and creamy potato salad, to healthy al fresco alternatives, like low fat turkey wraps and refreshing fruit salad, there are so many wonderful options for picnic menus. If...
Did you know that vitamin D is a much-needed nutrient that helps maintain strong bones, helps muscles move, and helps nerves carry messages between the brain and various body parts? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from food and supplements. Vitamin D and calcium, together, also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis—a condition in...
Do you know the symptoms of heat stroke? If your answer is no, you may want to take note of these symptoms:
A lack of sweating
High body temperature (higher than 104 F)
Muscle cramps or weakness
Nausea and vomiting
Rapid heart beat
When someone is exposed to...
As the weather transitions from hot to cool, it's hard not to get excited for comfort foods. The good thing, though, is that there are plenty of options for comfort foods full of great health benefits. As you plan your fall menus, you'll want to keep these four seasonal favorites in mind.
Apples. Full of...