Category: Health & Nutrition

Don’t Blame the Salt Shaker

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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

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?

We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer.  Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of… 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

Candy That’s Good For You

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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

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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