Boiled Peanuts a Healthy Snack

Residence of the South are very familiar with the boiled peanut. They’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that it looks like it may be a healthier snack than raw peanuts. Unsurprisingly, the news comes from food scientists from Alabama … Continue reading

Top 7 Protein Sources

Proteins, which are made up of amino acids, are the building blocks for your body. Protein helps children grow and helps build and maintain muscle mass in adults. If you want to build muscle, a substantial level of protein intake … Continue reading

Going Organic

The NY Times health blog has a great article on 5 Easy ways of going organic. “The key is to be strategic in your organic purchases. Opting for organic produce, for instance, doesn’t necessarily have a big impact, depending on … Continue reading

Cereal Manufacturers, Rejoice!

Breakfast is often touted as the most important meal of the day. A study, 20 years in the making, gives you another reason not to skip it – that is, if you eat whole grain cereal. The study has concluded … Continue reading

Sunburn Protection From an Unlikely Source

Broccoli has many health benefits. Protecting you from the sun may be the last thing that comes to mind. But researchers in the U.S. are finding an extract from newly sprouted broccoli helps fend off damage from harmful ultraviolet radiation. … Continue reading

School Health Improving, But More To Do

A new report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that U.S. schools are getting better about promoting healthy eating. But improvements are still needed. “Since the release of the previous SHPPS (School Health Policies and … Continue reading

Exercise Improves Balance in Elderly

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Maybe grandma wouldn’t have to utter these words if she made sure she got a little exercise. According to new research, exercise may help the elderly stay steady on their feet, which could … Continue reading

Acupuncture a Pain Reliever

To those of us ignorant about acupuncture, who would have thought that sticking needles in your body could relieve pain? But, new research shows that using acupuncture before and during an operation can cut a patient’s need for more traditional … Continue reading