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14 09, 2021

What is bad cholesterol and why does it matter?

2021-09-14T16:40:24-04:00September 14th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, Diet, Fitness, Health|Tags: , , |

We have all heard that having a high cholesterol score is not good for our health.  But you may not know what good and bad Cholesterol is, why it matters and what to do about it if you are in an unhealthy range.  So, in support of National Cholesterol Education Month, FirstLantic wants to do our part to educate on the risks of high Cholesterol and provide some simple steps to get you back on the path to health.  High Cholesterol is a huge problem that affects 102 million Americans over the age of 20.  It can be caused by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and exacerbated by smoking.   What is Cholesterol exactly?   Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat or lipid [...]

7 09, 2021

Get Cooking with These Heart Healthy Recipes

2021-09-07T11:39:47-04:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, food, Health|Tags: , , |

If you missed FirstLantic’s blog last week, we provided some reasons to eat healthier and do your heart a favor.  We also included two easy and nutritious meals to try that take 25 minutes or less to prepare. If you didn’t take it to “heart” last week (pardon the pun), we’re going to give it one more good old-fashioned college try by tempting you with two more delicious recipes.  But first, take this brief quiz and see how well you do.  Click on the hyperlink in each question to get the answer. Which country in the world has the highest life expectancy? A. Switzerland B. Japan C. United States D. Hong Kong, China What percentage of the population in the U.S. has diabetes? A. 2.5% [...]

23 11, 2020

Let’s Get Cookin’ – Five Simple Thanksgiving Recipes

2020-11-23T11:42:57-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cooking, Entertainment|Tags: , |

For most of us, this Thanksgiving is probably going to be very different than in years past.  Less travel, smaller gatherings, a slower pace, and maybe a little simpler.  And while it may be different, that doesn’t mean it still can’t be enjoyable.  After all, a slower pace is probably what most of us need anyway.  So, why not get back to basics with your Thanksgiving dinner as well?  FirstLantic has gathered five simple recipes from Delish.com and AllRecipes.com that are sure to hit the spot whether you’re cooking for yourself or for a few family and friends.   1.Never too Stuffed for Stuffing Ingredients: 2 baguettes, country, or sourdough bread (1 pound) 8 tbsp. butter, plus more for baking dish 1 large onion, diced (about [...]

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