We are in the thick of summer, which means grilling and barbeques are pretty popular these days. If you’re a meat eater, you may be consuming a lot of red meat as of lately. It’s hard to resist that juicy, mouthwatering burger.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) did not recognize choline as an essential nutrient until 1998. But there’s no denying choline’s important role in keeping us healthy. This nutrient is involved in a large number of very important physiological functions which affect various organs such as the brain, heart and liver. Simply put, the body needs choline to function normally and optimally.
Back in 1997 when Tiger Woods was just 21-years-old, he won the Masters Tournament. It was a big deal! Woods was the youngest player ever to win the Masters. He also made history as the first African-American to win this major golf tournament.
I frequently take my own blood pressure readings at home, because I am getting older and I have a family history of hypertension. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), which half of all adults in the United States do (according to the American Heart Association), monitoring your blood pressure at home is a great way to be proactive about lowering your blood pressure if you need to. If you know where you stand, that’s half the battle.
There is an old adage that you should follow: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”
For most of us, cactus may not be a staple food in our diets. Some people may not know that cactus is even edible. But it is!
In random news, this Saturday in Duluth, MN people will be celebrating everything rhubarb. I don’t know much about rhubarb other than the fact that the stalks resemble red celery and people sometimes eat rhubarb pie. So naturally I became very curious about it.
Kids fall down and get bumps, scrapes and bruises all the time, and it’s usually no big deal. But one mother in the United Kingdom recently had the scare of her life when her eight-year-old son developed sepsis after what seemed like a harmless fall at the zoo.
If I asked you what color bananas are, you’d probably look at me like I’m crazy and say, “yellow.”
For many people, savoring a hot cup of coffee in the morning or curling up with a hot, soothing cup of tea at night is one of life’s greatest, simplest pleasures.
One diet that has been embraced by many people is the alkaline diet. It is a diet that has even caught the attention of celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Kelly Ripa. But in my opinion it is a diet that should be embraced by most people, because it isn’t a fad diet and is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies.
Potatoes are the most consumed vegetable. Yes, they are technically a vegetable but are more nutritionally similar to starches.