Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. So it makes perfect sense that it is a major health concern for most people.
It’s spring time, and asparagus is now in season. You are likely most familiar with green asparagus, but this delicious, crunchy veggie also comes in purple and white. And there are up to 300 species of asparagus around the world.
There are two important things you need to know about weight in America today. First, the National Institutes of Health reports that two out of every three adults is either overweight or obese. Second, multiple reports indicate that more than half of Americans want to lose weight and almost 90 percent of teenage girls feel pressured to be skinny. Combine these two, and you have a perfect storm of overweight people desperate to drop pounds (often for the wrong reasons) and willing to try almost anything to achieve often unrealistic weight goals.
Want to know your risk for dementia? It may be related to your fitness level.
Recently, I was listening to the radio in the car, and one of my favorite songs from my college days, Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” was playing.
Meat is a major staple in the American diet. But many Americans are eating less meat or following a plant-based diet. Recent data suggests that six percent of Americans now identify as vegan.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who was a trailblazer as the first female chair of the House Rules Committee, died today. She died just one week after falling in her D.C. home.
We send our kids to school, hoping that they will attain the skills and knowledge they need to become successful, thriving and healthy adults. But our schools historically have not exactly received an A+ rating for providing healthy information and meals. And kids will have difficulty being truly successful as adults if they don’t have the tools and information to stay healthy.
Do you remember when coconut oil became one of the most popular “health foods” on the market? People could not seem to get enough of this supposed miracle oil!
It’s hard to believe it has been nearly nine years since we lost Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. I think we were all shocked when the story of his death flooded the news on June 25, 2009. He was only 50-years-old when he died.
Okra is one of those vegetables that many people may not know about. Many claim it originated in Ethiopia and was introduced to Europeans and Americans during the transatlantic slave trade. Some also say the Egyptians were the first to cultivate okra, in the basin of the Nile.
Who doesn’t like raspberries? They taste great, and they are beautiful in color.
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