If you have an itch, should you scratch it? For most people, that’s a rhetorical question. It’s virtually impossible not to scratch an itch. And while there may be temporary relief after you do, constant scratching can wreak havoc to the skin. This is especially true for older adults because
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It’s much more difficult to fill your day with health-protective foods if you eat out frequently. To gain the most health rewards from a diet packed with nutrient-rich, disease-fighting foods, it’s best to prepare most of your foods yourself. Although there are plenty of prepared and packaged food products available
Don’t let the “winter” in winter squash fool you—it’s as much a part of autumn as falling leaves and cooler temperatures. Along with providing decorative centerpieces, the winter squash family also provides a cornucopia of nutrients for your dinner table. “Winter squash is high in vitamins A, C, B6, magnesium,
Food preparation techniques, such as peeling, chopping and cooking, make an impact on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. Follow these tips to preserve nutrients in your kitchen.
Fresh is best, frozen is next. Fresh, ripe produce in-season—with virtually no cooking required—will usually be highest in nutrients. But what about
If you have trouble sleeping, it may be time to adjust the thermostat. Studies show that the best temperature for sleep is on the cooler side.