Lately, my husband has been bringing home lots of blood oranges. In the past, he would bring home regular oranges such as Valencia or Navel oranges. And when I inquired why the change, his response was simply that blood oranges are good for my health. So I decided to give them a try. And let’s just say, I’m glad I did! Now when I visit my local farmers’ market, I purchase blood oranges.
Stress can be one of the biggest hurdles when it comes to successfully maintaining our health.
My husband Eric and I are the proud ‘parents’ of five German Shepherds. They can be a handful, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Not only are dogs adorable and loving creatures, but owning a dog may also reduce our risk of having heart problems and stress related issues. In fact, there are many health benefits associated with owning dogs. To put it simply, dogs may help us live longer!
When it comes to getting information on dieting, we sometimes look at the eating habits of those healthy individuals we admire so we can see how they manage to maintain their health. Such individuals may include family members, our favorite teacher or doctor or even a celebrity.
I’m not a big fan of dried fruits, so I will admit that I know very little (beyond the taste) about dates which I usually see in the dried form. But reportedly dried fruits, like dates, are easily portable when you’re in a rush and may satisfy that sweet craving without having to resort to eating nutrient-void processed foods such as candy.
Employee wellness programs have become ubiquitous. In fact, over 90 percent of companies, and the majority of government entities, offer some sort of wellness program for their employees. Many companies have installed gyms in the office space, offer employees “stand-and-stretch” breaks throughout the day, and provide healthier food options in cafeterias and break rooms. All have been shown to make a positive difference.
At some point, I believe that every parent on the planet has described their child as a picky eater. And children who are picky eaters usually push their plates away when the plate has vegetables and certain fruits.
A fruitarian couple recently went viral. Twenty-six-year-old Simon Beun and his fiancé Tina Stoklosa, 39, travel the world on the hunt for different kinds of fruit. Stoklosa says she struggled with weight issues and eating disorders for years until she became a fruitarian. She and Beun say they have eaten mostly just fruit for three years. They document their fruit-pursuing journeys on social media and have become, I guess you could say, somewhat ‘instafamous.’
According to a recent survey, many American children go days without eating a single vegetable! And sadly, statistics show that bad eating habits are affecting our children’s health. 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).
Mental health has been a major topic of discussion lately, especially with the shocking deaths by suicide of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.
When you think of prescriptions, you most likely think of necessary drugs a doctor gives you for a certain condition or illness. But what if you were given a prescription of healthy foods by your doctor for certain conditions?
I grew up eating tons of tropical fruits, like ackee, guinep, guava and dragon fruit. But I don’t recall ever trying star fruit. So I decided to learn more about this fruit which is now in season but can be obtained year round.
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