Whole grains fuel our bodies, providing us with energy to get us through the day. Regularly consuming whole grains has also been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Be mindful when selecting whole grain foods. Breads, pastas, tortillas and oatmeal are some examples of products that often contain whole grains, but can also contain processed or altered grains.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched its new MyPlate website to support healthier lifestyles for Americans. The site provides tools, resources and simple recipes to obtain the perfect balance of fruits, veggies, grains, protein and dairy in your daily diet.
DON’T OVERLOOK LEFTOVERS The following are some clever and creative ways for recycling last night’s holiday buffet into savory breakfast dishes: Turkey and Stuffing Quiche Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/268536/loaded-mashed-potato-pancakes/ A Yummy Breakfast Burrito!
Watching your salt intake can be a challenge; especially during the holiday season. The American Heart Association recommends that the average person’s intake of sodium should be 2300 mg. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues it is recommended that you consume less than 1500 mg per day. This is tough to […]
Did you know that your oral health in can affect the rest of your body? Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with gum disease (periodontitis) could play a role in serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, premature birth and pneumonia. That is why The Idaho Foodbank has partnered with […]
Sugar is found naturally in some foods and drinks, like fruit and milk, but it is also added to many of them. Added sugars give these items a sweet taste. Most Americans get too many calories from added sugars and over time this may affect their weight and health.