Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE
With National Soup Day on February 4th, and with all of this cold weather we’re having, this is the perfect time to talk about soup. Have you had some recently? Maybe you had it more than once in the past month. And with so many varieties, ... READ MORE
Fiber: It Moves me!
Have you ever wondered how much fiber you need in your diet? Well, you’re in the right place at the right time! Fiber is very important to include in your diet daily to maintain your digestive health. Just like a car ... READ MORE
We often hear fiber is good for you or add more fiber to your diet, but what is fiber? Fiber is a form of carbohydrate found in plants, including whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. There are two types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. The ... READ MORE
Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation.
The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE
When you picture corn, what do you think of? Yellow corn on the cob or crunchy popcorn? Corn also called maize, provides us with many items including cornstarch, cooking oil, sweeteners, cereal, beverages and over 4,000 other products that we ... READ MORE
Many people enjoy a variety of fun and tasty foods when watching the Super Bowl. Some are healthier than others! Why not incorporate a large fresh salad bowl as a nutritious option for you and your guests?
Are you aware of the health benefits ... READ MORE
Happy new month! January flew by and we are now in what many of us recognize as National Heart Month. How do you take care of your heart? Diet and fitness are easy ways to prevent heart disease. For example, are you getting enough fiber? ... READ MORE
Mention fruit for dessert and you typically think of something sweet to end a savory meal. From apples to watermelon and most everything in between, but there are exceptions, and avocado is one of them. Avocado is actually a fruit, and a very ... READ MORE