May is the gateway to summer--it is a month that can start off raining, but always seems to end with sunshine. The days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and we are enjoying a wider selection of fresh produce. May is also National Barbeque Month, so if you have not already been outside grilling, there is no excuse to delay any longer. This is a test.
Do you know the symptoms of heat stroke? If your answer is no, you may want to take note of these symptoms:
A lack of sweating
High body temperature (higher than 104 F)
Muscle cramps or weakness
Nausea and vomiting
Rapid heart beat
When someone is exposed to...
Cross-contamination happens when juices from raw meats or germs from unclean objects touch cooked or ready-to-eat foods. And cross-contamination is how harmful bacteria can spread. Here are a few steps you can take during the purchasing, handling, cooking, and storing processes to reduce the risk of cross-contamination and food poisoning.
When shopping, make sure to...
Let’s face it, there’s no shortage of sweets on Halloween! That doesn’t mean, though, that you have to settle for eating and passing out sugar-laden goodies. Why not incorporate good-for-you-foods on Halloween to mix things up? They’ll be a welcome relief to parents, and to kids—well, they may not get eaten right away—they’ll be something...
A relative of parsnips, carrots offer great phytonutrient antioxidant benefits including carotenoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, and anthocyanindins. Orange carrots, the most popular, offer a rich source of beta carotene. In the body, beta carotene is stored in the liver, and from there the body converts it into vitamin A. And beta carotene may help increase memory...
Winter can seem like a tough time of year for eating healthy. Between cabin fever and wanting to feel comforted from the cold, it can be easy to get caught up in rich, heavy comfort foods. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy, fresh food options to boost your well being during...