Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?

Listeria-laden cantaloupes have caused 25 deaths so far this year in the worst listeriosis outbreak in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 17 cantaloupe-related listeria infections in Texas. Are the cantaloupes you’re eating safe? Probably. The affected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado were recalled in mid-September. … Continue reading Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?

Healthful cooking oils in moderation can improve cholesterol levels, decrease health problems

Heart disease, stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of death in America. They affect nearly 83 million Americans and cost the nation more than any other disease, according to the American Heart Association. With so many people dealing with heart-related diseases, lowering cholesterol levels is a must. Some have done … Continue reading Healthful cooking oils in moderation can improve cholesterol levels, decrease health problems

MyPlate and yours

By Jenny Kidd, RD, LD On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama presented a plate diagram and concept as the new government-supported symbol and initiative for healthy eating for Americans called MyPlate. The new plate symbol replaces the pyramid symbol that was originally introduced in 1992 and updated in 2005. Old MyPyramid The original … Continue reading MyPlate and yours

Ditching processed foods may help lower sodium intake to meet new government guidelines

The Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments have issued new dietary guidelines that say Americans should not consume more than 2300mg of sodium per day. “We are seeing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes and the overriding theme in both of these conditions is hypertension, which is high blood pressure,” said Scott & White … Continue reading Ditching processed foods may help lower sodium intake to meet new government guidelines