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Gluten-Free Lifestyle: Is it Good for our Health?

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Auburn, Alabama — Nowadays, you can’t go anywhere without hearing the words gluten-free. You may feel pressured to jump on the bandwagon diet that celebrities endorse. Every grocery store, restaurant and many convenient stores offer a variety of gluten-free options to satisfy the growing popularity of this lifestyle. To understand what all the buzz is about, Dr. Onikia Brown, an ... Read More »

Healthy Fast Food, is this a Myth?

Auburn, Alabama—It’s Tuesday at 6 p.m. you just got off work, you  are hungry, tired and don’t feel like cooking and you are looking for healthy fast food. On your way home you see a McDonald’s. You’re trying to eat healthy. Instead of going home and eating you tell yourself you will order the grilled chicken sandwich, which is healthier, right? ... Read More »

Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

AUBURN, Ala. – Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based education. Live Well Alabama, which focuses on nutrition and physical activity, can now easily be found on Facebook, Twitter and ... Read More »

Serve Healthy Salads

Auburn, Alabama —Daily, the number of people affected by heart disease, high cholesterol and blood pressure rises. Doctors’ warnings about large quantities of carbohydrates lead to changes in daily diets. Many Americans turn to salads as a healthy alternative; however, some salads are healthier than others. Lettuces and Greens Lettuce and other greens remain the foundational building blocks for any salad, ... Read More »

Healthy vs. Unhealthy fats

AUBURN, ALA- Today, it seems like there are more fad diets than there are people to take them. When people hear the word fat in association with food, a bad implication follows. One of the biggest misconceptions about maintaining a healthy diet is that people should avoid fatty foods. “Healthy fats are essential to the body and the body needs ... Read More »

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 »

Today’s Mom Program Helps Moms and Their Babies

Auburn, Ala.—The Today’s Mom Program teaches nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices to moms-to-be. It was developed in 1987 in an effort to help lower infant mortality in Alabama. Being that Alabama had the highest rate in the nation at this time, this program was in high demand. In the beginning, 615 moms-to-be enrolled in the program. The Today’s Mom program is an ... 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 »

Zucchini: Why and how to use it in your diet

AUBURN, Ala. –Zucchini has been around for a long time but just recently there has been a trend in the food industry to use this vegetable in place of some carbs. Zucchini is a versatile vegetable that you can eat alone or mix it into your favorite dishes as a healthy alternative. So why should you incorporate zucchini into your diet? ... Read More »