Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day

With health and wellness top of mind for many Americans, fitness has become a top priority. Whether you're extremely active or just starting on a wellness journey, incorporating wholesome, nutritious foods into your diet plan can help give your body the fuel it needs to thrive. "Studies suggest that eating a healthy breakfast before a workout improves your performance both inside the gym and out," says Marissa Meshulam, registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of MPM Nutrition. "By filling up on vitamins and nutrients first thing in the morning, you set yourself up for success throughout the day." Meshulam shares tips READ MORE >>

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day2021-07-22T22:52:56-04:00

A Natural Solution for Summer Hydration

Fun in the summer sun can mean anything from poolside play and outdoor exercise to simply relaxing in the shade. While these activities make the season special for people of all ages, the heat also leads to the inevitable: sweat. Electrolytes, critical for the human body to function, are lost via sweat throughout the day. Drinking plenty of fluids, such as water, helps keep you hydrated. However, adding 100% orange juice to your diet can help replace those lost electrolytes in addition to aiding hydration. According to a study published in the "Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences," drinking 100% READ MORE >>

A Natural Solution for Summer Hydration2021-07-22T22:53:25-04:00

Easy, Satisfying Spring Recipes

Whether you enjoy your spring meals al fresco or simply turn to warm-weather dishes at the comfort of your own dining table, the season brings with it a perfect excuse to shake up your menu. Lighter fare is often the way to go as temperatures climb, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for a regular sandwich or a boring salad. Instead, enhance these springtime classics by rethinking tradition in tasty (yet easy) ways. This Sabich recipe calls for a multitude of fresh flavors including Aunt Nellie's Pickled Beets and Onions and hard-boiled eggs plus a variety of veggies, READ MORE >>

Easy, Satisfying Spring Recipes2021-07-05T15:39:56-04:00

A Brunch Spread Fit for Spring

From tasty small bites to a filling feast and even dessert for breakfast, brunch options are nearly endless. Take your spring brunch to the next level with recipes that appease appetites of all kinds. First, start with portioned pastry cups perfect for appetizers. Bring out the protein-packed breakfast burritos for the main course then, for a final touch of sweet deliciousness, offer up lemony doughnuts to cap off the feast. Pastry Brunch Cups Servings: 18 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 2 sheets puff pastry 18 eggs 2 cups diced ham READ MORE >>

A Brunch Spread Fit for Spring2021-07-05T15:39:03-04:00

Postbiotics: A simpler route to support immune function

Many health-minded people are already familiar with probiotics and prebiotics, which have been touted for their contributions to a healthy gut microbiome that supports the immune system. But when you understand how these interact with your gut, a third and simpler option emerges: postbiotics. It's the "biotic" you may not yet have heard about. Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that can be added to your diet from taking supplements or functional foods with added probiotics like yogurt, sauerkraut and kimchi. Prebiotics provide the bacteria the "food" that is needed to kick off a fermentation process. That fermentation process creates beneficial READ MORE >>

Postbiotics: A simpler route to support immune function2021-07-05T15:41:20-04:00

Vitamin C: The Super Nutrient

V itamin C is an essential water soluble nutrient, also known as L-ascorbic acid, that the body can’t make so it is an essential dietary nutrient, which means it must be consumed for good health to be maintained, or deficiency and disease will result. It is naturally present in some common foods like citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes and tomato juice, potatoes, red peppers, green peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, Brussel sprouts, and cantaloupe. The body requires vitamin C to make collagen, L-carnitine (used in ) and certain neurotransmitters. It is an essential component of connective tissue which is why it READ MORE >>

Vitamin C: The Super Nutrient2021-07-05T15:39:41-04:00

A Fresh, Flavorful Take on Family Dinner

If your family ever gets stuck in a dinner routine rut, it can feel like you’re eating the same recipes over and over again. However, this fresh and unique recipe for Cuban Chicken with Salsa Fresca might inspire you to think outside the culinary box and give your family members the satisfactory flavor they desire at dinnertime. With fresh ingredients and a wholesome flavor, this meal is perfect to add to your dinner menu rotation. The chicken is full of flavor and baked using multiple seasonings to create a Cuban-like taste. The salsa fresca, which is added on top of READ MORE >>

A Fresh, Flavorful Take on Family Dinner2021-07-05T15:39:44-04:00

Caring for Your Nutrition When Caregiving

Family caregivers of people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities sometimes spend more time thinking about those they care for than themselves. It's important to remember that self-care is essential to providing good care to others and must include eating well. Healthy eating can be especially challenging for caregivers who often have limited time to shop and cook. Fast food, snacks and comfort meals are tempting but usually lack healthy amounts of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. In addition to preventing low energy, muscle loss, illnesses and unplanned weight change, a healthy diet may help reduce the stress and fatigue that READ MORE >>

Caring for Your Nutrition When Caregiving2021-07-05T15:42:20-04:00

Flavorful Holiday Dishes Prepped in Minutes for Small, Family Gatherings

In what's certain to be a holiday season unlike any other, you can transform your seasonal menu in 20 minutes of prep time or less by incorporating flavorful ingredients that make ordinary dishes extraordinary, ensuring the holidays are as special and memorable as any other year. Stress-free holiday entertaining at home begins with ingredients like Holland House Cooking Wines that add an extra boost of flavor to recipes like Tuscan White Bean Soup. Perfect for chilly evenings, this recipe combines pantry staples and enticing seasonings for an easy-to-make soup that simmers in the slow cooker. This Sherry, Ham and Cheese READ MORE >>

Flavorful Holiday Dishes Prepped in Minutes for Small, Family Gatherings2021-07-05T15:42:26-04:00
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