Probiotic supplements have been a growing trend among health-conscious consumers for the better part of a decade. But what exactly are probiotics and why are they important for your health? To that end, what is a prebiotic and how is it different from a probiotic? Continue reading
Melon season starts around May and lasts through September. Watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew are quintessential summer fruits that are staples in many households during summer.
It’s time to get revved up for planting season. Research shows that foods that are homegrown are likely to have more nutrients, and the people eating them are more likely to make better food choices as a result of the effort. Continue reading
It’s time for the break up. You and excess sodium. It will be tough, and there will be some grainy spots. But guaranteed you’ll be happier – and healthier – in the long run. Continue reading
If you pay attention to dietary headlines, you’ve probably heard the fuss over foods with added sugars. And you might wonder: How could something so deliciously sweet be so potentially bad for your health?
This quick bread is spicy, sweet and a great way to use up leftover roasted sweet potatoes. It’s also chock-full of cranberries – perfect for the holidays.
Light and creamy, it’s sweet enough to go well with savoury food – and perfectly spiced. The texture is a luxurious cross between mousse and souffle. And it’s simple to make.
Warm up some holiday tea, sit back and enjoy this light, delicious cranberry sweet potato bread.
Makes 16 servings.
Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class to individuals that will identify how diabetes can affect your health. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members, as well as to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading
Thanksgiving not only unofficially marks the start of the holiday season, but also unofficially marks the start of the I’m-afraid-to-step-on-the-scale season. In fact, the average American consumes some 4,500 calories – along with 229 grams of fat – from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading
As part of National Diabetes Month, Health Net wants to pass along useful information on ways to avoid developing diabetes.
The only bright side to diabetes is that it usually doesn’t develop overnight. Warning signs – and opportunities to do something about them – often are lurking for years. Heading diabetes off at the pass may be a lot easier than you think. Minor lifestyle changes – really, they’re things you should be doing anyway – can dramatically lower your chances of ever having to deal with it. Continue reading
It may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet when you are on a budget. However, mealtime doesn’t have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy. Eating right can be affordable, convenient, and nutritious. There are many strategies to help you stay on course when you are shopping at the grocery store. You can make good nutrition a priority without taking up too much time and money if you have a strategy.
Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will help individuals stay on track to eating healthy while on a budget. Continue reading