Posted on 08/3/2018
Happy National Watermelon Day! Yes, there's a whole day dedicated to celebrate this delicious fruit that packs a big nutritional punch! And, there are SO many ways to enjoy the amazingly nutritious fruit too. Here are my 5 favorite ways to enjoy watermelon in the summertime, beyond the traditional slice of fruit.
Posted on 07/26/2018
Mornings are a busy time of day, rushing to and from, and trying to get there on time! Add in breakfast and it seems overwhelming to get it all done. You already know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet so many Americans miss out on this meal. Missing breakfast can have a domino effect of making unhealthy choices or overeating later on in the day.
Posted on 07/25/2018
Diabetes is a global health crisis – reaching far and wide, and impacting nearly every country around the world. In fact, in 2015 more than 400 million people had diabetes. That does not take into the account the millions and millions more with diabetes and not yet diagnosed or those with “pre-diabetes” either.
Posted on 07/18/2018
Today, July 18th is National Hot Dog Day and as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I understand fully the health implications from consuming these overly processed products on a regular basis.
Posted on 07/12/2018
Our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, offers up her 3 favorite summer health hacks for living a healthier summer in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 07/3/2018
Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils. They are truly among the most versatile and nutritious foods available. And did you know that “Eat Beans Day” is officially on July 3rd? This is the perfect reason to take a healthy and super delicious bean dish to your holiday party this year! Your fellow partygoers will be thankful for a healthy dish to round out all the unhealthy holiday indulgence! Here are 4 top reasons beans and legumes have awesome health benefits:
Posted on 06/21/2018
Our bodies need carbohydrates to survive, as it is the body’s preferred energy source. Many people believe that carbohydrates only come in the form of bread, pasta and cereals, but that certainly isn’t true. Many healthy foods like vegetables, potatoes, whole grains, beans, peas, lentils and fruit all contain a significant amount of carbohydrates. So while our body needs about 50 percent of its calories from carbohydrates, there are much healthier options outside of refined carbohydrates.
Posted on 06/14/2018
Yoga -- it is more than a stretch! We have been hearing about the health benefits of yoga for decades now. But what exactly are they and how are they achieved? Research has shown us that yoga directly affects the heart and cardiovascular system in a unique way.
Posted on 06/7/2018
In honor of Men’s Health Month, our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, shares a few nutritional tips especially for guys in our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat.”
Posted on 05/31/2018
With all the buzz about protein, you might think Americans were at risk for not eating enough. But in reality, most of us eat more protein than we need. The latest statistics estimate that Americans consume about twice the amount of protein than what they actually need. And when it comes to protein, more isn’t necessarily better.