The use of dietary supplements has steadily increased throughout the years with reports estimating sales in the billions of dollars.
Sometimes the portion size and serving size are the same, but sometimes they are not. Understanding the difference between the two is vital in determining how much to serve and consume.
A healthy diet and lifestyle can help fight cardiovascular disease and making small dietary adjustments daily can translate into life long-term benefits for your health and your heart.
A warm bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold winter day or when you are feeling under the weather is perfect to not only take away the chill but to relieve nasal congestion and a painful sore throat.
Most Americans consume much more sodium than the body actually needs without even picking up a salt shaker.
Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from becoming sick this season.
As kidney function declines, the kidneys must work very hard to rid the body of protein waste and minerals.
Flax seed is one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, known as alpha-linoleic acid.
For most people, the New Year comes with resolutions and one of the most popular is to “get in shape” or to “begin and exercise program.”
Stevia is the common name for the Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni plant which is found throughout South America, Asia and other countries across the globe. Stevia gets its sweetness from harvesting Rebaudioside D., an extract from the Stevia plant leaf.
Lactose intolerance refers to the body’s inability to digest lactose, a natural sugar found in dairy products such as milk, cheese, cottage cheese and ice cream.
Whether trick-or-treating or attending a Halloween party, most children (and adults) celebrate this October holiday.
When it comes to nutrition for joint health it is all about nourishing the body.
The hemodialysis diet is an eating plan for patients who are on hemodialysis.
A process that took at least 2½ years to complete finally came to fruition with the notification that Harker Heights is now a Film Friendly Texas City, as officially proclaimed by the Texas Film Commission.
With the hustle and bustle of back to school approaching, your family might find it challenging to enjoy dinner together, consistently. Putting a healthy dinner on the table and making it one your family will enjoy is not as hard as you might envision.
Hot weather can cause mental and physical fatigue. Therefore, extra care is needed when working and driving. Heat exposure can cause heat-related illness under certain circumstances and happens when the body is not able to cool itself and overheats.
A low-residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time.
Usually diagnosed before symptoms occur, primary biliary cirrhosis, or PBC, is a chronic medical condition that causes inflammation and damage to the bile ducts in the liver; this causes scarring and can lead to cirrhosis.
Yogurt is one of the healthiest, most nutritious and refreshing snacks out there.
Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending more money or buying costly “health foods.”
Esophagitis is irritation or inflammation of the esophagus.
As summer approaches and the Texas heat begins to set in, water intake becomes a more crucial component to our health.
The Nutrition Facts Panel is a section of a food label that shows the serving size, calories and key nutrients (to name a few items) by percent daily value in one specifically measured amount of food.
If you have considered a no-carb diet to achieve weight loss or control diabetes, it is crucial to learn the basics of this “diet” and to understand the health risks associated with eliminating carbohydrates. Carbohydrates comprise a wide variety of foods — both healthy and unhealthy — and w…
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.