The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that 1 in 6 Americans will get some kind of foodborne illness this year and one of the highest risk times is this time of year: Thanksgiving. Therefore, the DuPage County Health Department urges residents to learn how to prevent foodborne illness and avoid sending their guests home with anything but leftovers. The improper thawing, storing, cooking and servings of turkey and other dishes can lead to harmful bacteria like salmonella that is sure to ruin even the best tasting Thanksgiving feast. Keep in the mind the following five tips for a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.
1) Thaw Your Turkey Correctly. Many Americans thaw their turkeys in the sink but this can cause uneven thawing and cause harmful bacteria to grow. Instead, Thaw your bird in the refrigerator or in cold water that you change every 30 minutes. Read more
Lisa Collier Cool reports that there is a brand new study on the health benefits of wild blueberries, coming out of the University of Maine and published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.
The researchers found that eating two cups of wild blueberries regularly can improve or prevent metabolic syndrome, a deadly gang of metabolic thugs that double risk for heart attack and quintuple it for type 2 diabetes.
Fifty million Americans, many of them undiagnosed, suffer from metabolic syndrome, marked by such disorders as high triglycerides, low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and a large waistline. Read more
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By BONNIE ROCHMAN
Research into candy and children helps explain why they love it and, despite some contradictory theories, offers a few guidelines for this time of year.
Children may be more partial than adults to sugar because of the way their taste buds are clustered. “Children have the same number of taste buds as adults, but their tongue is a whole lot smaller, so the flavors are more intense the younger you are,” says Brian Wansink, director of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, which researches why we eat what we do. “That’s why little kids don’t like bitter foods and really like sweet foods. The effect is magnified.”
Americans eat far more added sugar—white sugar, brown sugar, corn syrups and honey, among others—than is recommended. The average person consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day, or 355 calories. Boys, ages 14 to 18, take in 34 teaspoons, or roughly 550 calories, according to the American Heart Association. Researchers say children and teens should follow recommendations for adults of no more than 9 teaspoons a day for men and 6 teaspoons for women. Read more
There’s no getting around this fundamental truth: You can’t have weight-loss success unless your calories burned are more than your calories in. Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., a sports nutritionist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, recommends these formulas for figuring out how many calories your nutrition plan should include.
Everyone is different, but it will give you a basic idea.
Lazy-Day Calorie Goal
(use on days when you’re taking it easy/not exercising):
A. Your weight, in pounds: ____
B. A x 15 = _____
C. B – 500 = _____
Busy-Day Calorie Goal
(use on days when you’re active/exercising):
A. Your weight, in pounds: ____
B. A x 18 = ____
C. B – 500 = ____
Aim for these numbers and you’ll lose 1 pound per week, a weight-loss rate that’s healthy and super-easy to maintain. And … don’t forget to exercise too!
A good scare can be fun on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. A scary but true fact is that children are more likely to get hit by a car, and receive candy that has been tampered with, while out trick or treating. The DuPage County Health Department offers the following safety tips to help your family have a safe and fun Halloween.
• Make children visible to cars by decorating costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup instead. Read more
When Certified Health and Wellness Coach Melanie Jordan, a Healthy Lombard Partner was going through the entries she received for The Your Healthy Life Made Easy!™ Greater Lombard Area Weight Loss Transformation Contest, she was so touched by an email from one of the last contest entrants, she decided to add a second contest winner and made her a runner-up!
Meet Cheryl Behrens, who works in the Youth Services area of The Helen Plum Library. Cheryl gets great joy from helping young readers and getting them hooked on the joy of reading. Cheryl has had some health challenges, but she’s ready to put them behind her and make herself a priority. While she definitely would like to lose some weight and will be working on that with Coach Melanie, for Cheryl, it’s all about having the energy and strength to do all the activities she wants to accomplish. Read more