Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and activites to keep you heart healthy include: regular exercise, managing cholesterol levels, making better food choices, and mainting a healthy weight. These preventative health measures may prevent cardiovascular diseases. Here are some tips from the American Heart Association regarding heart health: Eat Well, Live Well

Naturally Sweet Valentine Treat

Share something sweet like a tender blood orange with your Valentine this week. This irresitable winter-season citrus gets it's deep red color due to the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin. Blood oranges are also a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Eat Well, Live Well.

Stay Hydrated During Winter

Though dehydration is often associated with hot weather, it is also a risk during the cold weather months. A few reason why include: we tend to wear heavier clothes which cause us to sweat more, sweat is evaporated for our skin more rapidly in cold weather and our thirst response is decreased. Remember, the body is about 60% water, so it is important for us to stay balanced. Water also has many important functions which include maintaining our temperature, flushing our bodies of waste products and maintaining the vital functions of our organs and cells. 8 glasses of water a day is the rule of thumb most people follow (that's about 2 liter), but the amount a person needs varies from one pers

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