What came first, the chicken or the egg? My vote is the egg, especially since this post is all about them. The latest and greatest debate lately has been: What is better for you, the egg white or egg yolk? Eggs are a great source of a complete high-quality protein with few calories. One whole egg has ~5.5 grams of protein… Read More »The Nutritional Value of Egg Whites Versus Egg Yolks: What Do You Use?
Folic acid helps humans form new cells. From hair to skin to nails, your body is in a constant state of growth – and internally, in a constant state of maintenance. Men and women need folic acid in their diets – but once a woman becomes pregnant, folic acid becomes especially critical as it plays a key role as the… Read More »What Pregnant Women Need to Know About Folic Acid
Omelet in a Mug This recipe is perfect for starting your day off with a solid source of protein and nutrients. You can modify it to include any vegetables or frozen vegetables you would like. Eggs help raise your good cholesterol, HDL, improve your eye health, and provide many vitamins and minerals. They also help you feel full longer, which decreases… Read More »Easy, Healthy & Delicious Breakfast Idea
Craving a bag of popcorn or in a pinch to reheat last night’s leftovers? Microwaves are probably your go-to appliance in these situations but are there times when you shouldn’t use the convenient appliance? While they may seem magical by rapidly cooking food and having meals ready in minutes, you should be cautious of cooking certain foods in microwaves. The… Read More »Microwave Do’s and Don’ts
Want to make healthier food choices? Start by revamping your kitchen. Create an environment for success in the New Year and beyond. Identify your goal: What do you want to achieve? You must have a clear understanding of what your goal is and why. Nothing happens overnight, but with consistency comes progress. Take inventory: The first step in making a change is… Read More »7 Steps to a Healthier Kitchen
Sometimes even the slightest action can make someone happy. Here are some of the ways members of the A Healthier Michigan team participate in random acts of kindness during the holidays: Alyssa: As someone who is always in a rush to get from one place to another, I find solace in my favorite random act of kindness: picking up trash I… Read More »Small Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day
Think heart-healthy recipes can’t taste good? You need to try this yummy breakfast dish. The recipe is courtesy of Graceland Fruit, one of the largest single providers of infused dried fruits in the world, with operations located in northern Michigan. Here’s what they had to say about what makes this recipe tasty and good for you: “Graceland dried cherries boast more… Read More »Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal for Heart Health
Oral health care is a critical part of a child’s development. Without it, they’re susceptible to conditions that can be both painful and embarrassing. Each year during National Children’s Dental Health Month, health providers and educators promote the importance of oral hygiene and pediatric care. In support of this initiative, here are the most common dental problems found among children:… Read More »5 Children’s Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them
The most popular New Year’s resolutions are often related to health and finance. This includes plans to eat better, exercise more and save money. Yet, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by February. To increase one’s chance of success, avoid overly ambitious goals and embrace a realistic approach. Here are seven healthy habits to implement throughout the year: Create a Budget: Proper budgeting can support both… Read More »7 Healthy Habits to Maintain Throughout the New Year
Help your children explore hobbies and interests through extracurricular activities.