Calcium and Women’s Health

by By Sabra Leomo, Registered Dietitian

In May we celebrate Mother’s Day and also National Women’s Health Week. Women’s health needs differ from person to person in many ways. But one nutrient many of us struggle with is calcium. Although we constantly hear how important calcium is for females, unfortunately many of us lack the recommended amount for a sustainable healthy body.

Top 10 Plant-based Proteins to Add to Your Diet!

by Tandis Bishop, RDN, LD, CDE

Plant-proteins have received a lot of attention over the past few decades for their benefits to health and disease prevention. Unlike animal proteins, plant sources of protein are packed with disease-fighting nutrients, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and are naturally low in fat. And they contain zero cholesterol!

“But where do you get your protein?” is probably the most common question those living a plant-based lifestyle get. Here is a list of plant-proteins to help answer that question. Include these protein-rich foods into your daily routine for optimal health.

Healthy Summer Superfruits

by Manjari Fergusson

There’s nothing like biting into a rich and refreshing piece of fruit on a hot summer day here in Hawaii – and the more nutritionally packed it is, well, so much the better. Read on to learn about some nutritiously rich local fruits that are in season.

Plant-Based Recipes for Healthy Weight

by Manjari Fergusson

It’s a brand new year, and with that comes an opportunity for you to try and incorporate a more plant-based diet.

You don’t have to jump in all at once, and suddenly begin eating only plant-based foods. You may want to ease into it, and simply start increasing the amount of plant-based food in your diet, or have a certain day of the week be meatless. This can help you transition to a healthy new lifestyle without it being too difficult.

Kombucha for Health

by Manjari Fergusson

By now, you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the popular fermented beverage that’s taken the health world by storm. The slightly slimy, vinegar-like concoction of tea, yeast and bacteria isn’t new; in fact, some believe it’s been around since the year 220 B.C. in Manchura.1

5 Myths About Sun Protection

by Manjari Fergusson

While it seems like it’s summertime year-round here in Hawaii, that also means we’re exposed to the sun more – and now that we know the effects this can have on our skin, including skin cancer and age spots, it’s vital that we effectively protect ourselves.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 2 million people are diagnosed in the U.S. every year with nearly 4 million skin cancers that are not melanoma.1

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