Winter Recipes for Vitamin D

Winter Recipes for Vitamin D

Many people in the northern hemisphere experience a drop in their vitamin D levels during winter, partly due to less time spent in the sun, which is the primary way our bodies can get vitamin D. Don’t fret! You can get vitamin D from some foods that you eat. Common...
Managing Your Glucose at Holiday Parties

Managing Your Glucose at Holiday Parties

This time of the year tends to become busier for most people. Between the increase in social gatherings, extra shopping, and all things holiday-related, most of us find our schedules becoming more hectic. Hectic and irregular schedules can affect our ability to eat...
Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow

You may have heard the phrase “eat the rainbow,” but what does that actually mean? Eating the rainbow refers to including all different colors of fruits and vegetables in your dietary patterns. Fruits and vegetables range in color, from white to orange to deep purple....
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...
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...