Summer is in full swing and each week brings fresh, mouthwatering new varieties of delicious summer produce. July is an especially good month for enjoying all that summer has to offer. Indulge the many varieties of sweet juicy melons, vibrantly flavored berries, and of course the summer stone fruits.
Choosing nutrient-rich foods over foods that are less healthy is easier when you know why you should be choosing them. In a nutshell, nutrient-rich foods contain many vitamins and minerals that help keep you healthy and help reduce risks for chronic diseases. But different nutrients perform specific tasks that may be of more interest to...
Cholesterol is necessary in the body in order to build healthy cells, but too much cholesterol—high cholesterol—may increase the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is found in the lipids, or fats, in the blood. High levels of cholesterol may result in fatty deposits within blood vessels, and these fatty deposits hinder the flow of oxygen-rich...
A well-stocked kitchen is a great way to save money and time, and homemade dishes offer so much more than their fast food counterparts. When you prepare meals from scratch you control what goes into your dishes. And when your kitchen is stocked with nutritious ingredients you can prepare a multitude of meals that offer...
If you like meat, poultry, fish, and eggs and you’re looking to lose weight, a low-carb diet might be a diet for you. Just as the name implies, a low-carb diet reduces carbs, which lowers insulin levels, which prompts the body to burn stored fat for energy, which leads to weight loss.
Foods that are...
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...