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21 03, 2022

Ten things to know about Nutrition

2022-03-21T16:06:18-04:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Cooking, Diet, food, Health, heart health, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

March is National Nutrition Month!  It’s a time for each of us to focus on our diet and its’ effects on our health and wellbeing.  And it’s also a good opportunity to reflect on how our health affects our loved ones as well.  If you’re not healthy, chances are that you aren’t living life to its’ fullest and it’s probably preventing you from taking advantage of enjoyable activities with friends and family.  So, take this month to regroup, look at your own eating and exercise habits and press the restart button on your health and happiness.  To get you started, FirstLantic Healthcare created this quiz so you can test your knowledge on basic nutrition.  Answers are at the bottom but no peaking! How many glasses [...]

23 11, 2021

New Takes on Old Holiday Recipes

2021-11-23T13:07:54-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Entertainment, food, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving is always a special time of year. It officially starts the holiday season providing an opportunity to get together with family and friends.  And after the difficulty in traveling in 2020 due to COVID, it’s especially meaningful this year.  But while you’re looking forward to the holiday, you might also be struggling with what to cook.  Well, what about putting a new spin on some holiday classics?  FirstLantic found three iconic recipes from our neighbors in the states of Hawaii, Missouri, and New Hampshire courtesy of Eat This, Not That. These dishes are sure to please even the pickiest eater.   So, let’s get cookin’ and eatin’! Brown Sugar and Pineapple Roasted Acorn Squash with Spiced Brown Butter Ingredients 2 acorn squashes cut into wedges; [...]

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% [...]

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