June is Dairy Month

Mooove over fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein…the food group star of the month is dairy! If you haven’t already heard, June is National Dairy Month. Dairy products include fluid milk or products made from milk including milk, yogurt, cheese, frozen yogurt, and cottage cheese, to name a few. Most dairy products are an excellent source … Continue reading June is Dairy Month

Sweet Strawberries

Now that June has finally arrived, it’s time to start thinking about all the great fresh produce we will soon have! Strawberries are one of Americans’ favorite fruits; in fact the average American eats about 8 pounds of strawberries every year! Strawberries typically come into season in June and last through mid-July. These little guys … Continue reading Sweet Strawberries

Health Benefits of Dark Chocoalte

Like many people, you may enjoy treating yourself to chocolate.  Luckily, dark chocolate can actually be beneficial for your health. The key is to choose chocolate wisely. For the greatest health advantage, select dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cacao. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids help to lower … Continue reading Health Benefits of Dark Chocoalte

Health Benefits of Tea

Tea was first discovered in China about 5000 years ago, and has long been recognized for its health benefits. It is a popular drink in the United States, and according to the Tea Association of the USA, 79 billion servings of tea are consumed annually. There are many varieties of tea. Black, Green, Oolong and … Continue reading Health Benefits of Tea

Coconut Oil and Your Health

You may have noticed that coconut oil has been gaining popularity in recent years. There are plenty of health claims stating that coconut is the latest cure-all from heart disease to cancer, but what are the facts? There are two types of fats. Unsaturated fats come from plants and vegetable oils, including nuts, avocados, seeds, … Continue reading Coconut Oil and Your Health

Peanut Butter

According to the National Peanut Butter Board, Americans spend around $800 million a year on peanut butter, and it takes a whopping 550 peanuts to make just a 12 ounce jar. Peanut butter is enjoyed in mainly 2 forms, smooth or chunky, but there are many varieties including: natural, reduced fat, reduced sugar, and even … Continue reading Peanut Butter

Nutrition Tips for Camping

Now that summer is officially here, you may be planning camping trips with your family. Camping is a fun and memorable summer activity, and the following tips will help to ensure a nutritious and healthy vacation. Start with a clean cooler. Before you pack food into your cooler, clean it with water and a mild … Continue reading Nutrition Tips for Camping