Category: Food

Safe Picnics

“There are always ants at a picnic.” You can see ants and avoid them, but it’s not possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that can cause illness if food is mishandled....

Moderate Alcohol

Fewer Americans consume alcohol today than they did 50 to 100 years ago. In 2002 fifty-five percent of U.S. adults were current drinkers, and forty-five percent did not drink alcohol at all. If you...

Limit Sugar

Sugar contributes calories (energy) but few, if any, nutrients. Sugars and starches supply energy to the body in the form of glucose, which is the only energy source for red blood cells. Glucose is...

Physical Activity for Adults

Physical activity means moving your body to use energy. Regular physical activity and physical fitness make important contributions to your health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy...

Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 recommends that most adults and children daily consume at least 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk, or equivalent amounts of yogurt or cheese. This is in...

Folate

What is it? Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food and is essential for health. Folic acid is the man-made form, which is found in vitamin supplements and is added to...

Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance that occurs naturally in every body cell and is needed by the body to function normally. It is found throughout the body, including the...

Using & Storing Broccoli

South Carolina-grown broccoli is available in the spring and the fall. Broccoli is Good for You Broccoli is: an excellent source of vitamin C. a good source of vitamin A. low in calories. a good...

Freezing Fruits, Step By Step

Harvested, fresh fruits continue to undergo chemical changes that can cause spoilage and deterioration of the product. This is why these products should be frozen as soon after harvest as possible...

Using & Storing Carrots

South Carolina-grown carrots are available in the spring and fall. Carrots are Good for You Carrots are: an excellent source of beta-carotene, which the body uses to make vitamin A. a good source of...

Using & Storing Green Beans

Look for South Carolina-grown green beans June through September. Green Beans are Good for You Green beans are: very low in calories. a source of vitamin C. How to Buy Green Beans Select pods of...

Using & Storing Potatoes

South Carolina-grown potatoes are available in the spring and fall. Potatoes are Good for You Potatoes are: a vegetable. a good source of vitamins B and C. a source of minerals. high in complex...

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