How to prevent stomach flu

As winter is flu season, your stomach can also catch the flu. Unlike respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus, stomach flu is caused by the so-called “vomit bug” norovirus. It causes about 20 million cases each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means about one in every 15 Americans will contract norovirus each year. Continue reading

Diet key to healthy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the greatest annual celebration when families and friends gather to enjoy delicious food and drinks. However, most Chinese traditional dishes contain high fat, salt and sugar. If you don’t pay attention to your diet, the continuous celebration and heavy meals could affect your health. Let’s take a look at traditional cuisine for Chinese New Year and their proper serving sizes. Continue reading

Benefits and concerns from eating fish

Fish is an excellent source of high quality protein and healthy fat, especially omega-3, and it is packed with healthful vitamins and minerals. Not many people know that fatty fish is a great source of Vitamin D, which is uncommon in other food. There is strong evidence that eating fish or taking fish oil is good for the heart and blood vessels, and research studies show eating approximately one to two 3-ounceservings of fatty fish a week reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent. Fatty fish we commonly see include salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines. Continue reading

Serve your family a healthy Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is an annual feast full of delicious treats — turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, eggnog, wine and much more. Nutrition and food safety are important to make this family event a great time. Continue reading