Getting enough sleep is important because it plays a critical role in maintaining your good health. Lack of sleep results in an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.
We are unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes. How you reach your healthy lifestyle is different than someone else. Mindful eating is essential to meeting health goals. It puts the power into your hands, allowing you to find a balance between eating nutritiously and occasionally indulging.
The USDA and HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) recently released the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. These guidelines are updated every five years to ensure the guidance follow the ever-changing scientific studies. Consistent with past guidelines, the primary emphasis promotes a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
Yes! Although apples get a lot of attention for their health benefits, pears pack a punch when it comes to healthful foods. Pears are one of the highest fiber filled fruits, providing six grams per medium-sized fruit helping you meet nearly 25% of your fiber daily requirement. A diet high in fiber has many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol levels, preventing colon cancer, and reducing constipation to name just a few. Pears also contain a fair amount of vitamins C, K, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6 (pyridoxine) and minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese; all of these are important in supporting your immune system and preventing disease.
Persimmons are in season from September to December. Persimmons originated in Asia and are now grown in the U.S. Diospyros kaki, known as the Asian persimmon, is the most widely grown. It has two popular varieties: Fuyu and Hachiya.