Drink Water, Not Soda!

Drink water instead of sugary drinks when you’re thirsty. Regular soda, sweet tea, energy, sports drinks, and other sweet drinks usually contain a lot of added sugar, which provides more calories than needed. Many 12-ounce cans of soda have 10 teaspoons of sugar in them. To maintain a healthy weight, sip water or other drinks… Read the full article »

Nutrition News: Maximize Your Health

Maximize your health with nutrient-packed foods. Give your body the nutrients it needs by including whole grains, lean protein, fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or fat-free dairy. Eat less food high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt. Use MyPlate to help you include all the essential food groups each day. Learn more at www.ChooseMyPlate.gov

Nutrition News: Calcium

Calcium does a lot more than build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough calcium helps keep your heart and muscles strong. May help prevent high blood pressure and colon cancer, too. Those are plenty of reasons to enjoy high-calcium foods, such as low-fat dairy (milk, cheese and yogurt); tofu; green leafy vegetables; and calcium-fortified fruit juices. Aim… Read the full article »