Free Live Well informational brochures with healthy eating and living tips are available at your local County Market.
What's on your plate? Before you eat, think about what and how much food goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Over the day, include foods from all food groups: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein foods.
What's it mean to be organic? Foods must be produced without the use of genetic engineering, pesticides, fertilizers, or irradiation. Organic poultry, dairy, eggs, & meat must be from animals that were not given or exposed to synthetic hormones, antibiotics, or genetically engineered ingredients/feed
Gluten is one of the proteins found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and all their derivatives. People with Celiac Disease are unable to tolerate gluten-containing foods and beverages in their diet. When gluten is present in their body it damages the lining of the small intestine, which makes them unable to absorb many nutrients that are vital to their body to be healthy and well nourished.
High blood pressure can lead to a stroke, osteoporosis, heart failure, and even kidney disease. Starting to reduce the amount of salt in your diet now can help reduce your risk of developing these types of conditions. If you have been told by your doctor that you have high blood pressure, then making a few positive changes to your current lifestyle can be a really powerful weapon against heart disease
Diabetes is a disease in which the body no longer makes insulin or cannot properly use it. Insulin is what helps glucose move from your blood into your cells. Glucose helps your cells produce the energy your body needs to be well. Always read Nutrition Facts labels when grocery shopping, and examine the ingredient list to ensure there are no added or hidden sources of sugar you are unaware of