(BPT) - When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. Replacing less healthy ingredients in your favorite recipes with ingredients that are lower in calories and packed with nutrients (and flavor) make it easy for you to stay on track. The trick is to identify ingredients that make for easy trades, like milk, yogurt and cheese.
Fresh green vegetables and colorful fruits, a variety of spices and homemade goods — those are some of the best parts of a farmers market. The benefits for the body and community are pretty plentiful, too.
Spring will eventually bud and when it does will come a number of barrels and baskets with seasonal treats. Not only do the products from farmers markets taste better, but they’re locally grown and healthier, promoters say.
Vivian Barna of Forest Hills could not be more passionate about saving rabbits discarded by owners who no longer wish to care for them. The full-time real estate broker founded All About Rabbits Rescue and dedicates her personal time to caring for rescued rabbits, setting up adoptions, rabbit education and volunteering at pet shop adoption locations.
Barna grew up with dogs and once worked to rescue them until the day she came across a stray rabbit with upper respiratory problems in Queens, who became her first pet rabbit. After that, she was all about rabbits.
(StatePoint) Everybody wants to be in shape for bathing suit season, but all those fun seasonal activities -- from barbecues to vacations to baseball games -- can derail a diet.
(BPT) - Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay or even prevent the most serious consequence of kidney disease: kidney failure. Yet because the disease is often without symptoms, you or a loved one may be at risk and not even know it.
(Family Features) Despite all the talk today about nutrition, the majority of adults are still lacking important nutrients in their diets. A key example is fiber and convenient, nutritious options, such as ready-to-eat breakfast cereal, can help fill the fiber gap and provide other important nutrients at the same time.
(Family Features) The classic grilled cheese sandwich has been an American favorite for generations. It’s hard to resist toasted, buttery bread and melted cheese. The best way to upgrade a grilled cheese and prevent flavor fatigue is to experiment with new cheeses, spreads and sandwich fillers.
(BPT) - It’s a well-known fact that few Americans actually get the recommended daily dose of vitamins. Many turn to over-the-counter supplements to fill in nutritional gaps. But wouldn’t it be better – not to mention tastier – to get needed nutrients from what you eat? This season, why not turn your vegetable and herb garden into a “vitamin garden?”
Turn your 'victory garden' into a 'vitamin garden' with no-fail, high-nutrition veggies and herbs
(NewsUSA) - Got a headache? You're not alone.
(BPT) - At a time when the country is seeing sweeping changes in the health care landscape, many Americans are realizing the benefits of taking a proactive approach to their personal health and well-being. The focus is changing to taking personal responsibility in protecting your health as you age.
(Family Features) Nutrition, exercise and good health is more than just a trend. It's a new way of life for more and more families. Here are some ideas to encourage healthy eating habits for your whole family.
(Family Features) Long hailed as sweetly satisfying, watermelon may not be the first tasty fruit that comes to mind when you're thinking nutrition. But in fact, watermelon is not only a perfect on-the-go snack to satisfy your sweet tooth, it's also incredibly healthy.
(BPT) - There are hundreds of benefits from daily exercise. Science has shown that daily aerobic exercise improves brain function, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, helps regulate insulin levels and slows aging. Good health enables a person to experience and enjoy life to its fullest, and a critical aspect of wellness is hearing.
Some people are concerned about what they eat, including the students in the Queens College NYPIRG chapter, who ambushed shoppers outside Aron’s Kissena Farms in Flushing on Friday to ask them to call Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) to pressure him to vote for a bill that requires labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms in New York State.
Simanowitz already supports the bill, but the members of the New York Public Interest Research Group chapter want him to know his constituents do too.
(Family Features) From understanding the role of antibiotics in animal and food production to implementing a safety strategy within your own home, a background on food safety is beneficial for every family.
(Family Features) Aging gracefully is as much about feeling good on the inside as feeling good on the outside. It's never too late to make changes to reinvent yourself and maximize your mental and physical wellbeing.
(Family Features) When planning what to serve at your next party, glean inspiration from the sweet and tangy, refreshing flavors found only in the produce aisle.
Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
While some associate fiddles and bodhrans with traditional Irish music, Paul Joseph and his quartet have transformed the folksy sounds of Ireland into unique jazz arrangements for their St. Patrick’s Day Jazz concert.
The group will perform on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mary’s Nativity Church in Flushing.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about has ever been diagnosed with cancer, there is an online resource that may benefit you.
(BPT) - Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
(BPT) - Summer is often synonymous with wedding season. For most of us, wedding season means looking forward to drinking, dancing and cake. But for the bride (and groom), it means tightening, toning and trimming to get in shape before the big day.
(BPT) - You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So, what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up too?
There has never been a better time to start getting fit since health information and products are so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine - good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement - and start down the path to better health.