Tag: Nancy Gal

Don’t Blame the Salt Shaker

Many Americans consume too much dietary sodium.  This can increase their blood pressure leading to hypertension, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and blindness. While sodium is an essential nutrient needed to sustain life, the long-standing recommendation to reduce… Read More

What Happens When You Get Too Much Dietary Phosphorus?

Phosphorus is an essential mineral necessary for bone formation and repair as well as teeth formation.  It also serves to promote normal muscle and nerve function, regulate heartbeat, support growth and repair of cells and tissues, store and… Read More

Do You Have an Emergency Supply of Drinking Water?

An adequate supply of clean drinking water is an absolute priority during any emergency.  A normally active person needs at least one gallon of drinking water daily.  That would include about two quarts for drinking and the remainder… Read More

What’s The Link between Proteins and Amino Acids?

Proteins, along with carbohydrates and fats, are the three nutrients that provide calories or energy, in addition to performing other functions in the body.  The main purpose of proteins is to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues… Read More

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Consumers need to be mindful of the importance of handling food properly to reduce risk of foodborne illness.  Practicing the four basic steps to food safety  – clean, separate, cook, and chill – is… Read More

Candy That’s Good For You

Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious.  However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health.  Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More

2019 Diabetes Self-Management Education

Join us for this 2019 six-session series on diabetes self-management education. UF/IFAS Marion County Extension and One Health Center present an educational mini-series on diabetes self-management.               Location: One Health Center 1714… Read More

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen

No doubt about it, because the kitchen is the main place for food preparation and eating, it is the hot spot for all types of pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms) that can cause foodborne illness.  Cleanliness in the kitchen is… Read More

Avocado ~ It’s More Than Guacamole

Have you tried an avocado lately? Avocado is a green-skinned, fleshy fruit that adorns your grocers’ shelves.  There are many varieties.  They can be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical and ripen only after they’re harvested.  They are grown commercially… Read More