Category: Health & Nutrition

Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes: It’s Easier Than You Think

Surviving the holidays with diabetes. Living well with diabetes is a 24/7, year-round challenge of balancing nutrition, physical activity, and medication.  This is especially true during the holiday season. The sheer volume of food, particularly the extra special… Read More

Sodium Intake and Blood Pressure

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may need to consider cutting back on salt intake. High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Eating less sodium (salt) may help to lower blood pressure. Who is… Read More

Let’s Keep Moving! – Endurance

In our “Let’s Keep Moving!” series, we’re looking at different types of physical activities and how they can benefit our health. Today, we’re discussing endurance. Endurance (or, aerobic) activities increase your breathing and heart rate. These activities help… Read More

A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

It may be juicy, tender and traditional, but not everyone wants to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. UF/IFAS nutrition experts say you could eat any of the following as your entrée: protein-packed dishes – with or without meat —… Read More