The Healthy Way through Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is less than a week away which means you are about to be ambushed by some seriously delicious food! Whether you’re travelling home for mom’s pecan pie or passing around the mashed potatoes at a “friendsgiving” celebration, most likely you will have

Snuffing out the Sniffles: Four Foods to Fight Colds

It all starts with a sniff, a cough or a sneeze. You spend two days in denial as your sinuses swell and body aches. It’s time to face the facts; you’re sick. As we head into November, this scenario will become all too familiar to most everyone. To avoid a trip to the docto

Fill this Empty “Whole” in your Diet!

Drop that white bread! Grains are an essential part of your diet, but eating white bread and other grain food products that are made with enriched flour offer little nutrients to sustain you through the day.  The key to getting the most out of your grains is to seek out whole wheat or

Why You Should Grab a Juicy Piece of Watermelon Today

1. Eating watermelon may lower the risk of heart disease Its high levels of lycopene are very effective at protecting cells from damage. 2. It has anti-inflammatory properties Lycopene is an inhibitor for various inflammatory processes and also works as an antioxidant to neutralize fr

Five Reasons to Eat Blueberries

1. Blueberries are low in calories, but high in nutrients They are among the most nutrient dense berries. 2. They are rich in antioxidants Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants may reduce

Bring your salad back to life with these smart pairings!

Having a salad for lunch can go one of two ways- you either enjoy a deliciously crafted salad masterpiece or you choke down half soggy lettuce that had been drowned in whatever dressing was in the communal office fridge. Don’t let salads, one of the most versatile and exciting d

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day

What makes a chronic illness? Chronic illnesses are mostly characterized by complex causes, many risk factors, long latency periods, a long illness and functional impairment or disability. Most chronic illnesses do not fix themselves and are generally not cured completely. Some can be