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Coconut Oil: What You Should Know

AUBURN, Alabama – Every day it seems like we discover new health benefits where we least expect to. In recent years, coconuts, specifically coconut oil, have sparked interest among dietitians and health enthusiasts.  Articles and ads promoting weight loss, Alzheimer’s disease prevention and cardiovascular health – It’s no wonder people are going coco-nutty. What is Coconut Oil? Coconut oil is a ... Read More »

Are You Getting Enough Iron?

got iron

AUBURN, Ala.- Got Iron? If you do, it’s probably not enough. Iron is one of the most critical nutrients we put into our bodies. It’s easy for people to become iron deficient, but it is more common for women to have extremely low iron levels. Without iron, the body will suffer because it cannot produce enough hemoglobin, which is a ... Read More »

Exercise and your heart

Auburn, Ala.—The heart is one of the most important organs in the body.  It constantly pumps blood throughout the body so that the body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function. Exercise, or a lack there of, and bad eating habits can negatively affect the heart and are linked to cardiovascular diseases and other conditions. Specifically, lack of exercise and bad eating habits increase ... Read More »

Still Following Your New Year’s Fitness Goals?

AUBURN, Alabama—According to a study performed by Nielsen in 2015, more than 50 percent of U.S. consumers made New Years goals concerning health and wellness.  However, there tends to be a disconnect between wanting a healthy lifestyle and the genuine behavior. Another Nielsen study done in 2014 said 75 percent of consumers felt they could manage health issues through proper nutrition, but 91 ... Read More »

Is Juicing Your Produce Worth It?

Is juicing your produce worth it?

Normal, Ala. — One of the latest health crazes is called juicing. Juicing is the process of extracting liquid from fruits and vegetables. Many people do this through the use of an electric or lever pump juicer. The result is a juice with many of the same vitamins and minerals found in the original produce. “Drinking freshly juiced produce can ... Read More »

Savor the Flavor of Eating Right is 2016 Theme of National Nutrition Month

How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Making sure to enjoy the sights, sounds, memories and interactions associated with eating are essential to developing an overall healthy eating plan. That is why, as part of National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to “Savor the Flavor of Eating ... Read More »

The whole truth: A look at the Whole30 Diet

AUBURN, Ala. – People try fad diets for a number of reasons: to lose weight, eat healthier or practice a lifestyle of discipline. There have been many famous fad diets over the years such as The Atkins Diet, The Paleo Diet and The South Beach Diet. The newest diet trend is the Whole30 diet program and has generated a lot ... Read More »

Enriching Health With Calcium

Auburn, Ala.—We all remember the times growing up when our parents made us drink glasses of milk. They said that milk would help us grow big and strong. As a child, we did not fully understand the importance of calcium, but now we know that calcium is an important part of our diets. “Calcium is needed for bones and teeth and also helps to regulate our nerves, muscle tone ... Read More »

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It


AUBURN, Ala.—Whether in a hard shell, soft tortilla or salad form, tacos are loved and eaten by millions of people every day. This favorite Tex-Mex food can be prepped with a variety of fillings and all different types of meat to create the perfect taco to fit your craving. Here’s the catch: many tacos can be high calorie! Typical restaurant ... Read More »

Homemade Dips Make Vegetables Shine

Auburn, Ala.—Homemade dips can save money and promote healthy eating! In the middle of many veggie platters lies a bowl of ranch hummus and artichoke dip. Products like this make eating vegetables tasty and exciting, but many store bought dips contain a shocking amount of sugar, fat and sodium. Just a few spoonfuls can add hundreds of calories to a once thought ... Read More »