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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… Read More

Do You Have an Emergency Supply of Drinking Water?

Blue Water bottles are part of a hurricane preparedness emergency kit.

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… 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… Read More

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety

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… 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… Read More

Protect Your Family from Illness – Clean and Sanitize Your Kitchen

Cat on Kitchen Counter

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… Read More