Quitting Smoking

From scar tissue—caused by inflammation in the airways and tissues of your lungs—to emphysema to cilia (respiratory infections), long-term lung damage brought on from smoking is a serious blow to the body. And smoking also causes other harmful effects that can damage almost every organ in the body. Have you asked anyone who used to smoke . . .

One Ingredient, Multiple Meals

Beans. They're inexpensive, healthy, and a great way to stretch your meals. Whether you like pinto beans, black beans, or kidney beans there are so many delicious dishes you can prepare from just one pot of beans. Take pinto beans, for example. The fiber in pinto beans lowers cholesterol and prevents blood sugar levels from rising . . .

Walking for Better Health

Don't let the idea of JUST walking trick you into thinking it's not enough exercise. Walking, fast or slow, is great exercise that offers great benefits. It's true; walking can make a difference when it comes to a better, healthier life. The benefits of walking include boosting your mood, enhancing balance, maintaining a healthy weight, handling . . .

Foods and Drinks That Burn Fat

Let's face it losing weight is not always easy. Depending on your age, level of activity, and diet, many factors play a role in weight loss. You may be surprised to learn that there are some foods and drinks that help burn fat. Here are four foods to keep on your "losing weight menu." Coffee. Coffee . . .

Healthy Food Choices for Spring Menus

Whether you're sticking to your New Year's resolution to eat healthier or you're looking to mix up your spring menus with fresh, seasonal fare, these four food choices will supercharge your spring menus and your body with healthy benefits. Artichokes. If you're looking to boost your energy, you will want to add artichokes to your grocery-shopping . . .

 
 
 
 
 

Produce Color

Produce that share color often share health benefits. Learn about eating by color!

Glossary of Terms

vitamin A
B complex
carotenoids
magnesium
rutin
iron
sodium
phytochemicals
ferulic acid

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