Stressed? Anxious? National Donut Day and the Reason We Crave Sweets.

What is more American than National Donut Day? The first Friday of June, has emerged as the holiday encouraging Americans to eat up the sweet treat, with several establishments throughout the country offering a free donut for patrons. While enticing, most of us are aware that donuts aren’t exactly healthy, right?


Baking the Perfect Pie for National Pie Day

January 23, 2013 is National Pie Day according to the American Pie Council, which begs the question: which pie is the best? We all have our favorites and those may even change depending on the season. From the classics like apple, pecan and cherry, to salted caramel apple and savory pies like tomato, pies are a staple of our culture.


Shark Week Returns: What We Can Learn from a Shark's Diet

This is the 25th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” The popular show has become a viewing frenzy for fans who have an up-close look at one of the most feared animals in their natural habitat. From the comfort of living rooms, 20+ million viewers peer into the daily lives of sharks. There are more than 400 types of sharks of all sizes and colors. However, when we think of sharks, typically our next thought is what they eat.


5 Fun Fruits to Try

Fruit is one of nature's perfect foods. Fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, without fat. Even though they are filling, most are naturally low in calories and delicious. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the American Cancer Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Cancer Institute recommend that 5 to 9 servings of fruits (and vegetables) be consumed every day, depending on a person's energy intake, to maintain good health and reduce the risk of cancer.


6 Vital Nutrients Women May Be Missing

Women's diets often fall short in vital minerals and vitamins for a variety of reasons.

Here are six nutrients that women are often deficient in, either because they lose too much of a nutrient, don't get enough of a nutrient, or both.




Eat Healthier with These Changes

When you commit to healthy eating, it means more than choosing fresh veggies over French fries. It's changing the way you eat, too.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, The Center for Diabetes Management at Hillcrest offers these guidelines for healthy eating:

·         Choose a variety of healthy foods, including lean meats, fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains and non-fat dairy products.