5 Ideas for Cooking with Yogurt

Yogurt is practically taking over the dairy aisle, and we’re okay with that. In addition to being a high-protein, high-calcium breakfast, it can also be used in e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. – from savory marinades to salad dressings to sweet homemade frozen yogurt.  When buying yogurt, look for one that contains minimal to no artificial flavors, colors or … Continue reading 5 Ideas for Cooking with Yogurt

24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

One in three American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, a serious and costly disease. Many people with prediabetes who do not start to change their lifestyle habits by losing weight or participating in moderate physical activity, can develop Type 2 Diabetes within 5 … Continue reading 24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

By Kelly Barker Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips. The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World by Julia Plevin, New Health Books Media 615.5 PLE Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in … Continue reading New Health & Wellness Info at the Library

5 Reasons We Should All Be Eating More Berries

Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are taking over the produce department—and who’s not excited about that? They’re basically nature’s way of helping us lower cholesterol and fight disease in the most delicious way possible. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t leave the store without berries in your cart this time of year. They Help … Continue reading 5 Reasons We Should All Be Eating More Berries

How to Choose a Protein Powder That is Right for You

By Kylene Frost, RD, LD Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian If you’ve ever shopped for protein powder, you already know – the options are endless! Whey, soy, hemp and egg, even pea-based protein powders; it is easy to get confused and lost in all the choices. Some common questions I often get asked: “Which one is best … Continue reading How to Choose a Protein Powder That is Right for You

How to improve heart health

Have you recently been diagnosed with heart disease? Are you hoping to prevent future problems with your cardiovascular system? Either way, learning how to improve heart health is a smart idea – it’s also refreshingly easy! When working toward this goal, some determined souls dive in headfirst and completely revamp their lifestyle. While that is … Continue reading How to improve heart health