Try this nutrient-packed sweet potato recipe for some fall flavor. This recipe is packed full of beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. It is also full of fiber that will help fill you up. Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes 1 small bunch curly kale, center ribs removed and cut into bite size pieces 1 tablespoon… Read More »
Archive for September, 2017
Milk Jug and Water Bottle Workout!
That’s right! There’s no need for a gym membership or expensive fitness equipment. Just grab a milk jug and water bottle and get into shape in the privacy of your home! You will need: 2 milk jugs filled to correct weight for your fitness level 2 full water bottles 1 kitchen chair 1 towel Weight… Read More »
Say ‘Yes’ to Healthy Snacks!
Say no to the salty bag of chips and sugar-filled cookies and sodas! Say yes to health! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, snacking contributes to over 500 calories a day. These extra calories can lead to obesity. But kids can have their snack and eat it too! There’s no need to cut… Read More »
H20 is the way to go!
Here are three reasons why you should replace sugary drinks with water: Water keeps every part of your body working properly, including digestion, circulation and maintaining body temperature. Having a glass of water before each meal helps to curb your appetite and make you feel fuller. Drinking water hydrates the body and improves your… Read More »
Improve Your Health IQ: Hemoglobin A1c Test
What is the Hemoglobin A1C Test? The A1C is a blood test that provides the “big picture” of your overall blood glucose level over the last two to three months. A high A1C means that there is too much sugar in your blood. Your healthcare provider uses the A1C to help diagnose diabetes and… Read More »
This antioxidant rich smoothie is a great way to add some protein and fiber to your day! It also helps you reach your daily goal to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. Ingredients 1 medium banana 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup frozen pineapple 1 cup… Read More »
The Key to Great Gardening
Want to produce a healthy and nutrient-rich garden? Try creating your own compost to improve the soil health of your garden. Here are some important tips necessary for good compost, provided by County Agent Sarah Bertrand from the Louisiana State University AgCenter in Jefferson Parish, La.: Good compost requires two main components, materials high in… Read More »
Make Every Calorie Count!
Unwanted sugar and calories could be lurking in your favorite drinks. Maximize your exercise routine and stay clear of these beverages. Check out the chart below to know what each sugary drink costs you.
Hydration, Made Simple!
According to Dr. Michele Salassi with Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group in Denham Springs, it’s not harmful for healthy people to drink large amounts of water as long as it’s balanced by water losses. Because healthy people are able to control their water consumption, most will not drink too much water. But occasionally,… Read More »