Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.
 

Warm Up This Winter

Soups are the salads of winter. While winter can chill you to the bone and dry out your skin, soup can keep you warm and hydrated. Including soup into your meal plan can provide a wide variety of nutrition including fiber, iron, folate, calcium.

Soup tips:

Creamy or Crunchy?

What's more American than apple pie? Peanut butter. It's cheap, nutritious (protein and unsaturated fat) and has a long shelf life. The suggested peanut butter by health professions is a natural peanut butter. Glance at the ingredient list. Nutritious peanut butter is made up of peanuts and maybe a little salt and no palm oil.

Annoyed that natural peanut butter is to be store in the fridge? Go rogue and keep it in the cupboard to avoid tearing delicate bread.

How many ways is there to enjoy peanut butter?

Drink to Your Health

Cozy up with a cup of tea and drink to your health! Research tells us that green tea has particularly impressive healing properties that improve your well-being. So whether your tea is served hot or iced, reach for a green tea packet to embrace some of these benefits:

Very Vegan

So you wanna be a vegan? A vegan lifestyle is one free of all animal products. This lifestyle can be rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, dried beans/pea, nuts, seeds and other protein alternatives such as tofu. A vegan diet is not necessarily low in fat but fats used are often unsaturated in the form of oils and avocados instead of butters and creams.

Stay Healthy All Season Long

Don't let the flu get you this year! The best possible way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccine every year. Not only will it lower your chances of getting sick, but it will help those with compromised immune systems in your community.

Every year, thousands of people die from the flu -- and many more come to the hospital because the virus has made them so ill.