The Truth about Carbohydrates

The Truth about Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol are all sources of calories in the diet. These nutrients can all be part of a healthy diet. Balancing the calories that we take in with those that we burn every day can help us maintain, gain, or lose weight. Not All Carbs Are...
Happily Hydrated

Happily Hydrated

Hydration is key When we sweat, we also lose water and electrolytes (i.e., nutrients such as sodium, chloride, potassium). Drinking enough water and having enough electrolytes is necessary for our bodies to function properly. This is why it is so important to stay...
Tell Everyone and Your Mother

Tell Everyone and Your Mother

Heart Disease  Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which plaque (plak) builds up on the inner walls of your coronary arteries. These arteries carry oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is...
Budget Time for Your Health

Budget Time for Your Health

Eating healthy – lots of fruits and veggies, lean protein, whole grains – doesn’t have to be more expensive. If you shop smart and plan ahead, you’ll be surprised at how much goodness you can haul without breaking the bank. The reality is, many of those ready-made,...
End Stroke Before it Happens

End Stroke Before it Happens

What is a stroke? Stroke happens when a blood clot or rupture interrupts blood flow to the brain. Without oxygen-rich blood, the brain cells die. Blood Pressure and Stroke Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. Most people who have a stroke have high blood pressure....
Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

To reach or stay at a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Do you know how much food is enough for you? Do you understand the difference between a portion and a serving? The information below explains portions and servings and...