What’s in Season?

What’s in Season?

As the leaves begin to change colors, many crops enter their harvesting season and find their way into farmer’s markets. From favorites such as apples and grapes to corn and green beans, autumn is usually the season to try out a new recipe or two. Apples – Aside...
Benefits of Napping

Benefits of Napping

Sleep is an essential function for your body and mind. Lack of sleep can lead to health problems as well as cause sleep deprivation. Napping has always been a part of the normal daily routine for infants and small children. However, recent data has shown that napping...
Zinc: A Mighty Micronutrient

Zinc: A Mighty Micronutrient

Zinc is an essential micronutrient that we may not think about every day. It is considered a trace mineral, meaning we only need a small amount daily. Recommendations for women are about 9 mg/day and men 11 mg/day. While we only require a small amount daily, zinc...
Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Whole grains offer a “complete package” of health benefits, whereas refined grains have parts of the grain removed during the refining process. In their natural state, whole grains are the entire seed of a plant. This seed (also known as a ‘kernel’) contains three...
Jumpstart Your Day with Breakfast

Jumpstart Your Day with Breakfast

We all have heard of the age-old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but how much of this is actually true? While eating breakfast might not be for everyone, there are some benefits to starting your day with a meal. We likely sleep between six to...
Building a Routine for Back to School

Building a Routine for Back to School

Getting back into the swing of things can be difficult, especially after enjoying the perks of summer and summer vacations (later bedtimes and later mornings). However, getting back into a routine does not have to be a huge challenge for you or your family. Check out...