Health Tip: Popeye Wasn’t Wrong About Spinach

It offers many health benefits (HealthDay News) — Cartoon lore was correct about spinach being good for you. The green, leafy veggie is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients, and is a great source of fiber. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice about buying and preparing spinach: For maximum nutrition, buy spinach…

Health Tip: Make Microwave Cooking Safe

Follow all instructions on food packages (HealthDay News) — Microwaving takes much of the time and effort out of cooking, but the foodsafety.gov website reminds us that we still need to heed these food-safety guidelines: Always follow the package instructions to avoid undercooking. Check to see if the food needs to be completely cooked or…

Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit

Begin a regular tennis match (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to make staying fit a go-it-alone activity. Have the rest of the family join in. The Shapeup.org website offers these suggestions for family-fitness activities: Start a regular family tennis match. Head out with the family pet for a jog or a walk. Go to…

Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later

Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) — Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a…

Health Tip: Enjoy More Herbs and Seasonings

And spice up your culinary fare (HealthDay News) — Adding herbs and seasonings to your diet can spice up your meals without adding fat, calories or salt. The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions for using herbs and spices in your diet: Store herbs and spices in a cool, dry spot; store green…