Author Archives: Stacey Parla
It’s no secret that packaged foods contain a lot of salt. We understand that salty snacks like chips and pretzels are high in sodium, but how many of us know where to look for hidden salt in our everyday food? Foods we believe to be “good” for us may actually have an enormous amount of hidden sodium.
What do you know about copper? When you think of copper do you think of a shiny penny or perhaps the pretty green patina of the Statue of Liberty? Perhaps you think of electrical wiring or plumbing. Copper is so much more than an industrial metal or a medium for coins and art. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is imperative to life.
When you hear the words “community farm” does it conjure up images of barefoot hippies singing “Cumbaya” and talking about their favorite organic vegan spirulina smoothie? Today’s modern community farm movement is not just for hippies, though they are welcome to participate.
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of growing your own food. Fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs are abundant in home gardens this time of year. The next time you head out to harvest your crop of yummy eats, take a second glance at some of the other beneficial treats you may be overlooking right in your own garden.
With warm weather and extended daylight hours, we spend more time in the great outdoors with our families, and many of us like to include our pets in those plans. While most of us like to believe that our back yards are safe havens for our family pets, many of us are unaware of common items that pose very real hazards for our furry friends.
The warm weather brings with it all the things we love about this season: Baseball, fresh air and arguably one of our favorite things – cookouts! Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores alike can agree that a meal served fresh off the grill has a certain thrill.
To help ensure you will reap the benefits of positive change, we’ve asked master fitness trainer and MET-Rx® Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Frank Sepe to share some warm weather training tips that can help jumpstart your fitness journey.
Kristin Schierenbeck is a Certified Nutrition Specialist for Puritan’s Pride. In this series, Kristin answers questions about sleep issues, energy enhancement, and shows us a little bit more about her job, dedicated to helping people live healthy lives.
We all remember that catchy little theme song from the commercials: ch-ch-ch-chia. But, how many of us know that besides growing grass-like “hair” on a terra cotta head, Chia Seeds are considered to be one of nature’s “super” foods?
Enjoy this delicious smoothie for breakfast and you’ll kick the day off with a nutritional serving of fruits and vegetables, plus a powerful punch of protein.