Health & Wellbeing

March 2019

Veritas’ monthly e-magazine on health care and wellness

Handle Fruits and Vegetables Safely

Fruits and vegetables add nutrients to your diet that help protect you from heart disease, stroke, and some cancers and can help you manage your weight.

But sometimes raw fruits and vegetables contain harmful germs, such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, that can make you and your family sick. In the United States, nearly half of foodborne illnesses are caused by germs on fresh produce. It’s important that you select and prepare them safely.

Exercise: Know When Enough is Enough

When it comes to exercising, there’s a difference between pushing yourself to your limits and overexerting yourself. Oftentimes, this difference is very small, which is why it’s so important to know when your body needs a break.

Tips to Fight Allergies This Spring

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. In particular, springtime allergies are an annual nuisance for many people. As plants begin to bloom and neighbors start to cut their grass more frequently, allergy sufferers nationwide start sniffling and sneezing. To reduce your allergies, be sure to take the following steps.

Recipe: Veggie Chow Mein

Add vegetables to your spring diet with this healthy yet spicy Asian-inspired dish.

Which Foods Can Boost Your Brain Power?

There are certain foods that can increase the chances of keeping your brain healthy as you age. If you want to remain mentally sharp as you age, consider adding the following foods to your diet.

Organize Your Health and Wellbeing Efforts. The Live Well Planner is designed to make living a healthy lifestyle easier. It features healthy recipes and various articles on exercise, diet, and overall wellness. I also provides space for organizing daily and weekly agendas, planning meals, or logging workouts.

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