According to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a food allergy is a medical condition where exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response is referred to as an allergic reaction, ”because the immune system attacks proteins in the foods that are normally harmless.”
Cooking healthy meals at home is a great way to be proactive about your overall health. But with time limitations and hectic schedules, you may feel limited in what you cook and feel like you are preparing the ‘same old’ bland food all the time.
If your doctor has told you to stay away from sugar or maybe you are just trying to watch your calorie intake, you may have looked into alternative ways to sweeten your morning cup of coffee or tea.
The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Appendicitis is essentially inflammation and infection of the appendix. One of the main symptoms of this condition is excruciating abdominal pain.
As the weather gets cooler, curling up on the couch with a hot bowl of soup sounds so inviting.
As we approach the holidays and cooler weather, many of us may be tempted to start turning to our favorite comfort foods: mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, apple pie, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and more. One of my personal favorite comfort foods is cornbread, which sometimes has a lot of added sugar and butter.
It is not uncommon for some vegetarians and vegans to be deficient in vitamin B12. Main sources of this vitamin are found in animal products, like meat and eggs.
If your dentist or dental hygienist has told you that you have gum disease, or that you’re at risk for developing it, you’re not alone. Various studies estimate that more than 90 percent of the U.S. population suffers from chronic, ordinary gingivitis.
I have a confession to make. I hate the taste of broccoli. It pains me to admit this, because I love filling my plate with as many fresh fruits and vegetables as I can. Not only do I enjoy the taste of most of these healthy foods, but I also get great satisfaction knowing that every time I eat them I am helping protect my body from a variety of diseases. But broccoli just does not seem to agree with my taste buds, so I have been avoiding it.
For a long time prior to turning 40, I was mostly familiar with and ate white rice. I can still recall many dishes like curried goat and white rice, oxtails and white rice, white rice and peas/beans and the list goes on. This was the rice that my mom cooked with my meals, and as a young child, I had no basis to question her decision.
The cucumber, a regular visitor in your side salad, is actually considered a fruit. But whether you call cucumbers fruits or veggies, is beside the point. They are packed with a ton of nutrients, so it is well worth our while to make the effort to include them in our diet.