Articles relating to 'HEALTHY EATING'
Why thawing foods at room temperature could land you in the ER

food poisoning, prevention Summer is the season for fun-filled family barbecues. But most people don’t think about their food safety until they – or someone they know – gets sick from eating contaminated food.

Not something to be taken lightly, food poisoning is especially serious and potentially life-threatening for older adults, as well as people with weaker immune systems. If you … Read More

Why organic food really is better (and not as expensive as you think)

organic, dietSome great news for the organic food shopper on a budget! (And those of us who’d like to buy organic, but are turned off by the price.)

Recently, big box retail giant Walmart lowered the price of organic food nationwide with its new in-house line of organic products, such as the kitchen cupboard staples, olive oil and black … Read More

Why a banana a day keeps the doctor away

bananas, nutrients, heart, potassiumWhat lies underneath that bright yellow peel? An abundance of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and functioning at its best!

Turns out, the humble banana is more important for your health than you may have realized, so take a lesson from those energetic apes. Here’s why.

Are you getting enough vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber? … Read More

Shaken: Bring Salt Back To Your Dinner Table

DIET, CARDIOVASCULARThe next time you crave some salt on your potatoes (or those fresh garden tomatoes), live a little! Grab that salt shaker for a quick sprinkling.

Recommended levels of sodium are now considered lower than what’s necessary, and the lower amounts are even linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Sodium Guidelines Too Restrictive

New research, published … Read More

What Your Poop Is Telling You About Your Health

Overhead View Of Toilet

Dr. Victor Marchione’s Views On Bathroom Habits

You may prefer not to talk about it. In fact, if you’re older than five years of age, the topic of conversation is liable to offend family, friends and workmates if not woefully amuse them.

But scatological humor aside, the subject of stool warrants plenty of attention. That’s because your poop … Read More

What The FDA Won’t Tell You About Food Chemicals

455628105Enjoy your toasted bagel first thing in the morning? How about your super-fluffy deli sandwich for lunch or that sloppy pizza slice “on the go?”

Although they are labeled as “safe” and “healthy,” these and hundreds of foods in the United States just like them contain a potentially hazardous industrial chemical, according to a new report.

Roughly 500 … Read More

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