5 Hot Drinks to Chase Away Your Chills

5 Hot Drinks to Chase Away Your Chills

You can layer on sweaters, bundle up under blankets or huddle beside a heater””but nothing stops the shivers better than drinking a mug of your favorite hot beverage. Sipping on something warm increases body temperature temporarily. So if you&# ...
Five Tips for Cold Weather Joint Care

Five Tips for Cold Weather Joint Care

While cold weather is unlikely to be the direct cause of joint discomfort, the drop in pressure that accompanies dipping temperatures may aggravate pre-existing conditions (though it has yet to be proven scientifically). Protect joints from weather-r ...
‘Tis the Season – For Pears!

‘Tis the Season – For Pears!

Move over mistletoe and holly””another green superstar will be sharing the spotlight this season! The USDA has proclaimed December as National Pear Month. After a survey revealed that 84 percent of people don’t know how to tell whether or ...
Eat Smart: Five Superfoods for your Brain

Eat Smart: Five Superfoods for your Brain

1. Salmon: The high omega-3 essential fatty acid content of salmon makes it a very smart meal. Omega-3 EFAs are healthy fats, which your brain needs to function efficiently. Salmon also contains an array of other brain- and mood-boosting nutrients, i ...
Celebrate National Pomegranate Month

Celebrate National Pomegranate Month

November is National Pomegranate Month! So in honor of this nutrient-packed fruit, here are four fast facts about the pomegranate:   1. Pomegranates deliver more antioxidant power than green tea or red wine. Plant compounds known as polyphenols ...
5 Ways to Celebrate Food Day Every Day

5 Ways to Celebrate Food Day Every Day

The first annual Food Day (created by Center for Science in the Public Interest) was celebrated this past Monday, encouraging Americans to eat more “real” food, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. In the spirit of Food Day, co ...