Snacking

SNACKING Snacking may be part of a healthy, balanced diet. So you may ask, “What should I eat for a snack”? The answer is what, and how much, to eat for a snack depends on why and how long your body needs to be fueled. First, let’s review the 3 kinds of...

Potassium Power

POTASSIUM POWER WHAT IS POTASSIUM? Potassium is a mineral that your body uses for: Maintaining proper heart and nerve function Enabling your muscles to contract Maintaining a proper amount of fluid in your body Maintaining a proper acid balance in your body Building...

Fiber

WHAT IS FIBER Fiber is the part of a plant or grain that our body does not absorb when we eat the entire plant or grain. Fiber passes through the body undigested, and exits in our stool. Fiber is part of the carbohydrate (starch) food group. An easy way to tell the...

Cook Weekly

COOK WEEKLY WHAT IS MEAL PREP? Meal Prep (sometimes called Batch Cooking) is a designated time where you prepare some or all of your meals ahead of time for the week. FIVE REASONS TO MEAL PREP: 1. It’s easier to eat healthy, since food prepared outside of the...

Seasonal Eating

SEASONAL EATING Spring is the perfect time to take a new look at your health and well-being. Eating seasonally can be a great start. Not only can eating seasonally be more affordable, but foods also tend to be fresher with a higher nutritional value. And because...

High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (HTN) is the medical term for high blood pressure, which is when the heart is working harder than normal to pump blood throughout the body. You usually cannot feel high blood pressure, so it is often referred to as “the silent killer”. Often people are...