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Celebrate Chocolate!

February is well recognized as a time to show love through gifts, acts of kindness, and of course sweet treats. What better way to show some love than through chocolate! Celebrate Chocolate Month this month by sharing some fun facts with your Valentine about one of America's favorite foods

Keep on Ticking: 4 Stress-Free Tips to Keep You Focused on Heart Health

 

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease accounts for 1 in 3 deaths in the United States, which is more than all forms of cancer and Lower Respiratory Disease combined. Since February is Heart Health month, there’s no better time to take control of your health by fine-tuning your diet. Here are some tips to get you started:

The Teatox: Truth or Science Fiction?

In 2737 BC, a lonely tea leaf fell into Emperor Shen – Nung of China’s cup of hot water, and one of America’s favorite drinks was born. Today, tea from the Camellia sinensis plant is the most commonly consumed beverage worldwide after water.

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Don’t Eat the Peppers: These are the 5 hottest peppers in the world

For many, chili peppers provide just the right amount of “kick” to jazz up an ordinary meal. Chemicals called capsaicinoids stimulate nerves in the skin and mouth causing a reaction to the spiciness. The heat of chili peppers is found in the highest amounts in the seeds, the pith (where the seeds attach), and the internal membranes.

 

What You Should Know about Food Allergies: A Beginner’s Guide

 

A food allergy is a sudden immune response that occurs right after eating a certain food. It is different from a food intolerance which usually causes milder symptoms or sometimes only digestive problems. In the United States, about 9 million adults and 6 million children have food allergies.

 

What are the symptoms?

Tempt Your Tastebuds: 4 Spices to Warm You Up This Winter

Think back to your favorite winter memories. For many of us, those memories involve a warm fire, hot cocoa, time spent with family, and tastes and smells of your favorite winter foods. With the incidence of heart disease and high blood pressure increasing every year, it is important to move away from sodium-rich foods, and find more creative ways to perk up your pallet. Looking to try something new in your soups and stews this winter? Here are 4 ideas that may help you create your new favorite holiday tradition.

Making the Grade at Lunchtime

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, but lunch also plays a critical role in children's overall health and school performance. When children skip lunch, they are likely to have trouble concentrating in the classroom, lack energy for sports and overeat on low-nutrient, after-school snacks.

Tips for Healthy Family Dinners

Did you know that kids in families who eat together are more confident, have better vocabularies, and score higher on tests? It can be tricky to schedule regular meals together, but the stronger bond your family will share is worth the effort!

Make time to eat with your family using the following tips from Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs)-the food and nutrition experts!

Quick Guide to Nutritious Meals

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