We eat a lot of salt in the US. In fact, data just published say only 1 in 10 adults met their recommendation for sodium intake. The average intake was 3,691 mg, well over the <2,300 mg recommendation set forth by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Too much salt may lead to high blood pressure, […]
The public is increasingly turning to fish oil supplements as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. The benefits of omega-3s include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to lessen symptoms of high blood pressure, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain, as well as certain skin conditions. Some research has even […]
It’s the season for graduations, family reunions, and many other outdoor activities. Check out the link below for information on keeping your food safe while cooking outdoors. Safe Summer Grilling – eXtension.
ENERGY is another word for calories. Whenever you eat or drink, ENERGY is coming IN. Your body is also constantly working, so ENERGY is going OUT. BALANCE is when the same amount of energy is going IN as is going OUT. Weight Gain = more IN than OUT Weight Loss = more OUT than IN […]
Red meat, although high in iron and many other nutrients, is a significant source of saturated fat, the fat linked to heart disease. The reality is that all beef has a combination of fats. Grass-fed beef may have a nutritional advantage with an improved ratio of heart-healthy fats compared to grain-fed beef. The Nutrition Journal reviewed […]
Childhood obesity has been in the news a lot recently, as First Lady Michelle Obama takes it on as her signature issue. This is indeed a problem as we have seen a steady rise over the past years. Consider these stats from the Center for Disease Control: “Data from NHANES surveys (1976–1980 and 2003–2006) show that the […]