What’s all this ‘beef’ about going meatless (occasionally)?

In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that there were 58.7 pounds of boneless chicken and 51.5 pounds of beef per person available to eat in the US, but did you know that over 7.3 million people in the United States follow a vegetarian based diet? Many of you may ask “How do they get enough protein?” The fact of the matter is there are many foods that are great sources of protein that are not animal products.

The Sunshine Vitamin: Bone Health

When the clocks are set back and the weather starts getting colder, getting enough vitamin D can become an issue. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin made in the body with the exposure to sunlight. With less sunlight during the winter months as well as more clothes covering the skin, vitamin D intake through foods becomes even more important.

Med-Diet: What a Healthy Diet Looks Like

If you heard someone say they are on the Med-diet, what would your first thought be? It might sound like a diet that involves taking a lot of medicine or pills, but it’s actually much different. The Med-diet is an abbreviation for Mediterranean diet, which is inspired by dietary patterns from Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain.

Improve Your Mood with Food

Did you know that what you eat might affect what you think?  Most people realize that food can improve our physical health.  But according to recent research, there may be also be a link between nutritious food and positive vibes! In particular, certain foods seem to influence our brains more than others, often lessening the effects of chronic disease or combating depression.…

Stress and Your Health: Making Connections

If you’ve ever made changes to your diet or lifestyle and noticed an improvement in your mood – you’re not alone! In 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) started evaluating the interaction between health and quality of life. Healthy People 2020 defines health-related quality of life as “a multi-dimensional concept that includes domains related to…

An Egg-cellent Nutrition Source

Eggs are one of the best deals you can find at your local supermarket: cheap, packed with nutrients, and simple to prepare. Plus, their versatility can’t be beat.  From sauces to soups or casseroles to desserts, eggs can work for any meal, at any time of day.  It’s easy to see why so many cultures call eggs a…