Jun 23, 2017
There is an ever-increasing bounty of gluten-free foods available in grocery stores and on restaurant menus. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, and appears in many processed foods. Both medical diagnoses and consumer demand are driving the surge in gluten-free products. Recently, a gluten-free lifestyle has become an increasingly popular U.S. diet trend. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, approximately 20 percent of Americans are looking to reduce or eliminate gluten from their diet.
Jun 22, 2017
Are you getting enough potassium in your diet? Potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure by reducing the effect of sodium. About 90 percent of the population in the United States consumes more sodium than recommended with only about 3 percent meeting the recommendations for potassium. Age and racial/ethnic groups have little effect on the amount of sodium and potassium consumed. Research indicates increasing potassium creates a protective effect against hypertension (high blood pressure).
Jun 20, 2017
More people are asking for information regarding organic lawn care. Many people want to decrease or eliminate the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in their home lawns. There is concern that some of these products may be harmful to humans, beneficial insects, wildlife and pets. With proper knowledge, the homeowner can use naturally occurring resources to maintain a home lawn without using synthetic products.