Red meat has already received a bad reputation because it has been associated with bad fats and clogged arteries. Now, red meat is being linked to a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Click over to Time Magazine’s Healthland to read about this recent research, and remember, when picking your protein, go for lean meats. Also, remember to fill the majority of your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables. Woman’s Day provides a list of the produce that is in season, which can save you money since they are in abundance this month.
Father’s Day is almost here, so if you still need to shop for a gift, we are linking you up with some last minute ideas. Whether you are shopping for your father, helping your children with a gift for Dad, or just recognizing a wonderful father you know, ABC News provides numerous options with their Father’s Day 2013 Gift Ideas for Every Budget, From $10 to $1,000. If you are shopping for someone who loves technology, check out the recommendations of Last Minute Father’s Day Gift’s from $30 to $1,000 on the PeterGreenberg.com website.
If you want to plan a great menu on Dad’s Day, browse through the hearty and healthy recipes provided by Eating Well.
Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads!
When you are dining out and want to eat healthy, the salad bar sounds like a wise choice, right? Most of the options offered on the bar are nutritious items, packed with vitamins and minerals. However, a few of the choices can sabotage your meal, so diners take note! Shine by Yahoo details the Top 7 Salad Bar Fat Traps, which can quickly fill your serving with extra fats, sugars, and calories that you where not expecting. Want to know the best foods to pile on your plate? Shape.com lists the Healthy Foods to Eat at a Salad Bar. Most people do not consume the recommended amount of daily fruits and veggies, so make the most of your trip to the bar!
We can’t stop the aging process, but we can certainly take steps to live longer and feel younger. A healthy diet makes a big difference, and certain foods in particular can fight disease, build bones, and more. Click on over to MSN Healthy Living to get a breakdown of 16 Age-Busting Power Foods. Among the benefits associated with these foods are lower heart disease, better memory, and reduced joint pain.
Next, read about the 10 Surprising Clues You’ll Live to 100, also on Healthy Living. Some of these things are in your genes, but others are habits that can be modified to make a real difference in your health.
As summer approaches, temperatures rise. All of us need to take the appropriate safety steps to stay hydrated and protected when the heat is up. We especially need to keep an eye out for very young children and for the elderly, who are more vulnerable to heat stress.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to read about Heat Stress in the Elderly, to learn about the signs and symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion. You can also learn about protection from the heat, as well as treatment for someone showing signs of heat-related stress.
Next, visit WebMD for the article Protecting Your Child From Dehydration and Heat Illness. This is especially helpful for parents who will be sending their children off to summer camps, or those kids playing summer sports.
Remember to always keep water and sunscreen handy, if possible.