Foundations for Life is the staff blog of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Follow along as members of our team discuss all things health and wellness as it relates to their day-to-day lives! They’ll talk healthy living, personal experiences, family life, exercise, nutrition and so much more, providing fresh perspectives and a wide array of topics for your reading pleasure each week. Share, comment and join the conversation!
January 6 is National Bean Day, and there’s a lot to celebrate about the humble bean. Beans are packed with nutrition, can be prepared to suit everyone’s tastes, and are more environmentally sustainable than other sources of protein.
Vitamin D in the Dark Months
If you’re feeling sluggish this time of year, it might be time to check your Vitamin D levels. According to research, over 40 percent of Americans are deficient in the vital nutrient all year round, and that number increases further as the days shorten and the winter chill hits.
How to Explain Food Safety to Your Child
Did you know September is National Food Safety Education Month? Food safety is an issue that affects us all, regardless of age, and it encompasses a lot more than the ill-advised “three-second rule” after food hits the floor.
Why You Should Eat Purple Food
Purple foods like concord grapes, plums and sweet cherries are delicious, but what do they do for your health?
Why We Love Chili Peppers (And You Should, Too!)
When we looked at the top 100 foods as ranked by scientists, several peppers and pepper-derived foods made the list. But why did chili powder and chili peppers rank higher than the others?