Nutrition

Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for Proper Body Function

Eating a balanced diet filled with various vitamins and minerals is important for our bodies to stay healthy. We know that. Calcium is important for strong bones. Fiber is important for a healthy digestive system. Iron is important for a healthy blood supply. But there is a mineral that is important to almost every organ…… Continue reading Magnesium: An Essential Mineral for Proper Body Function

Farmers Markets · Uncategorized

Purchasing Locally Grown Food Helps to Promote Health

Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary, has declared the week of August 2 as National Farmers Market Week. National Farmers Market Week has been celebrated annually for the past 16 years as a way to celebrate and recognize the services provided by farmers markets. Join in the celebration and visit the Farmers Market Directory Search to find…… Continue reading Purchasing Locally Grown Food Helps to Promote Health

Health & Wellness · Nutrition

The FDA Offers a New Recommendation for Sugar Consumption

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended, for the first time, a cap on the amount of added sugar you should consume each day. The FDA’s recommendation is that you should consume no more than 10 percent of your daily calories from sugar. This equates to no more than 12.5 teaspoons or 50 grams…… Continue reading The FDA Offers a New Recommendation for Sugar Consumption

Health & Wellness · Nutrition

Coffee Consumption Linked to Numerous Health Benefits

If any of you are like me, your day doesn’t actually start until you’ve had your morning cup of coffee. There have been numerous studies that have studied whether coffee is good for your health. And like most studies, researchers have gone back and forth on the matter. Fortunately for all of us coffee enthusiasts,…… Continue reading Coffee Consumption Linked to Numerous Health Benefits

Nutrition

The FDA’s Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label Are Now Final

One of the first steps to eating healthier is knowing what is in the food you’re eating. The first place you look for this information is the nutrition label on the packaging. But how often do you look at the label only to be confused or later realize you misread the information? With this struggle…… Continue reading The FDA’s Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label Are Now Final

Patient Safety Week

Sounding the Alarm on a Significant Patient Safety Concern

Anyone who has spent any time in a hospital knows that it is anything but quiet. But most of the beeps and buzzes are there to signal staff when something is not right with one of their patients. As confident as we should feel that these alarms will protect patients from harm, this constant barrage…… Continue reading Sounding the Alarm on a Significant Patient Safety Concern