Category: Health & Wellness

Wellness Wednesdays: Vegan Birthday Cake

In honor of my birthday today, I would like to share a recipe for a vegan birthday cake. I was a vegan for 11 years and my dad always make me special vegan cakes for my birthday. One of the trickiest parts about a vegan cake is making sure it…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Food Safety for the Holidays

Here are some ways you can prevent food poisoning during the holidays: Keep foods separated. Keep meat, chicken, turkey, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods in the refrigerator. Prevent juices from meat, chicken, turkey, and seafood from dripping or leaking onto other foods by keeping them in containers or sealed…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Healthy Tips for Preschoolers

Lone Star Circle of Care's dietitian, Victoria Luera, visited the Head Start campus in Taylor, TX this week to teach a group of preschoolers about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. The children started by listening to a video reading of “The Hungry Caterpillar”, followed by a game where…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Eat More Red & Green Veggies

With Christmas right around the corner, colors like red and green can be found almost everywhere. It is especially important to include red and green vegetables in your diet, as they can aid in the prevention of cancer, improve memory function, support bone and heart health, and may even lower…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Choosing Cereals Wisely

Cereal companies have been known to use clever strategies to market sugary products to children. Tactics include using celebrities, familiar cartoons and characters from popular television shows and movies to endorse their products and appear on packaging. Cereals are also placed lower on store shelves, which are at eye-level for…

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Wellness Wednesdays: Diabetes ABCs

Knowing your diabetes ABCs will help you manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Abstaining from smoking if you currently smoke, will also help you keep your diabetes under control. Working toward your ABC goals can help reduce your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other…

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Wellness Wednesdays: National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from…

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