Protein Breakfast / Snack-To-Go (Back to School!)

Protein Breakfast / Snack-To-Go (Back to School!)

How do you get the recommended amount of protein, about 20% or your daily diet, into yours and your child’s food? Try this great recipe for a protein packed breakfast or a quick snack!

9 Best and Worst Ingredients for Your Sandwich

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When it comes to lunch foods, a sandwich is probably the most eaten. It’s simple, the perfect size and made exactly to your taste.

The thing to worry about is whether or not it’s healthy. It is possible to have something healthy and tasty on your sandwich. Be able to identify what’s good for you and what’s not!

Visit abcnews.com to see the list of the best and worst things to put between two slices of bread.

Fall Allergies a ‘coming…

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If you are one of the millions of people out there who suffer from allergies, you are not alone. About 50 million people in the United States suffer from more than one type of allergy.

There are multiple different types of allergies with different types of reactions. Having an allergy to something is when your body reacts to a foreign, harmless substance as if it were toxic. Sometimes reactions can be deadly, but most of the time it is a milder nuisance.

One of the most common types of allergies are seasonal allergies, and fall allergies are right around the corner. Fall is the time of year for the ragweed plant to grow and pollinate. It is one of the greatest contributing factors of fall allergies with one plant being able to produce one billion pollen grains per season. Ragweed grows profusely in the North, South and Midwest regions and the pollination will end around the same time of the first frost.

Other allergies to emerge in the fall are other types of weeds and molds. Various parts of the country are laden with different types of weeds that can cause fall allergies as well. Mold spores are also a common airborne allergen that is common in the soil, composts, and fallen leaves.

Protect yourself!

Wind-pollinated plants like ragweed are most easily distributed during the early morning hours, so be sure to take extra precautions then. Mold spores rise higher in the atmosphere during the heat of the day and fall back toward the ground in the cooler evening.

Here are a few tips to remember:

  • Check the pollen forecast for your area so you know when to take more precautions
  • Remove pollen from your skin and hair by showering as much as possible
  • Dry your clothes in the dryer, not outside on a clothes line
  • Keep your windows closed
  • Remove dead leaves from your yard and gutters
  • Wear a face mask when you are raking leaves
  • If you already use allergy medications, be sure not to skip a dose

Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas

Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas

Check out these health benefits that come with bananas! Instead of looking for candy or caffeine for energy, eat bananas to gain extra natural energy and much more!

Heart Attack Survivors should Get Less Exercise

A study at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Ca, encourages heart attack survivors to limit their exercise to 2 ½ hours to 5 hours weekly.

The study followed over 2,300 heart attack survivors over a period of ten years. The study found that increased exercise, as in running 30 miles a week, can actually double the risk of another heart attack. Throughout the decade, 526 died and of those people, three-quarters died of heart attack of heart disease.

The reasons are unknown as to why such elevated exercise had an increased risk of heart attack. The solution is to workout carefully, not over-doing it.

For more information, visit health.com