Chicken Escarole Soup

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Avocados

Avocados or “alligator pears” are known for their creamy smooth flesh and bumpy skin. They are a popular food across many cultures. Perhaps best known as the star ingredient in guacamole, they are versatile and prepared in an array of dishes, or simply eaten plain with a spoon. Although not sweet, avocados are botanically classified … Continue reading “Avocados”

Collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Its fiber-like structure is used to make connective tissue. Like the name implies, this type of tissue connects other tissues and is a major component of bone, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. It helps to make tissues strong and resilient, able to withstand stretching. In food, … Continue reading “Collagen”

Chromium

Chromium is an essential mineral that the body needs in trace amounts. It is naturally present in a wide variety of foods, though only in small amounts, and is also available as a supplement. Chromium enhances the action of the hormone insulin. [1) It is also involved in the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrate, proteins, … Continue reading “Chromium”

Cheese

Cheese is an age-old staple, beloved for its richness, creaminess, flavor, and satiating qualities. It was discovered in ancient civilizations during the rise of agriculture and domestication of sheep and goats for their milk. By accident, when the milk was left sitting out in the sun for hours, it turned sour and the protein components … Continue reading “Cheese”

Meal Prep Guide

Who hasn’t left work late with a growling stomach but little energy to shop and cook? A busy schedule is one of the top reasons why people choose quick takeout meals, which are often calorie-laden and a contributor to expanding waistlines. [1-3] Now, imagine a different scenario where within a few minutes of walking through the door you … Continue reading “Meal Prep Guide”

Nutrition and Immunity

During the flu season or times of illness, people often seek special foods or vitamin supplements that are believed to boost immunity. Vitamin C and foods like citrus fruits, chicken soup, and tea with honey are popular examples. Yet the design of our immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many … Continue reading “Nutrition and Immunity”

Seguridad de los alimentos, nutrición, y bienestar durante COVID-19

Esta página se actualizará conforme más información esté disponible. Última actualización: 4 de mayo del 2020. Según navegamos estos tiempos nunca vistos, muchos(as) se preguntan cómo comprar, pedir/ordenar, y preparar alimentos para disminuir la transmisión del nuevo coronavirus. A pesar de que no hay evidencia publicada sobre el contagio de la enfermedad de coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue reading “Seguridad de los alimentos, nutrición, y bienestar durante COVID-19”