Astounding Avocado: The All-Purpose Food

Everyone knows that you can’t make guacamole without them. Avocados may be well known for their role in delicious dips, but did you know that they’re packed with nearly 20 essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients?   Avocados conta ...

Get Familiar with the Glycemic Index

You may have heard the term “glycemic index” used in connection with weight loss pills, meal systems and other diet products. But what is it? And what does it have to do with a weight management program?   The glycemic index (GI) is a cl ...

Healthy Hydration with Coconut Water

The thermometer may keep climbing, but that doesn’t mean you have to hide inside all summer. With proper hydration, you can easily keep your cool during any outdoor activity. There are many beverage options for those looking to cool down, but w ...

Top 10 Teas for Overall Health

1.     Green Tea: This tea-time superstar has been consumed for thousands of years and is well known for its numerous health benefits. Green tea is extremely rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG. This powerful ...

Five Healthy Summer Habits for Kids

School may be out for summer, but it’s no time to veg out on the couch. Keep your kids busy this summer with these 5 healthy habits ““ and teach them to live well throughout the year! 1.     Be Active: It is important for kids to remain a ...

Fish Issues: Farm Raised vs. Wild

Eating healthy can sometimes be confusing. The American Heart Association recommends including healthy fish (such as salmon) in your diet to support cardiovascular health. But many people have questioned the safety of farm-raised fish in regards to c ...

What, Exactly, Is a Whole Grain?

It’s a term you hear all the time now: whole grain. But what, exactly, does it mean? When a food is labeled whole grain, it means that the wheat (or other cereal grain, such as oats, rice or corn) included in the product has not been refined, o ...