Viewing posts tagged nutritionFolic Acid is a vitamin B and is used to help the body manufacture healthy new cells. Folic acid and "folate" mean the same thing. Folic acid is a manmade form of folate. Folate is found naturally in some foods. However most women do not get all the folic acid they need through food alone. One of the best parts of the Holiday season and celebrating this time of year is the food. Between the pies, potatoes, and masterfully cut and carved birds, the winter Holiday season is a truly gastronomic joy. However, along with the pleasure that comes along with eating Holiday dishes comes the risk of food borne illness. While food borne illness is always a concern in food preparation and presentation, the risks are even higher during the Holidays and other celebratory events, as food is left out on counters and stovetops for hours as guests come and go and serve themselves. Laticia Jackson The holidays are time for family, friends and good food. This food doesn't have to be high in calories and fat, you can discover with Laticia healthier ways to prepare the same meals. In this world of quick fixes, many of us do not want to invest in hard work when it comes to weight loss. In this article, staff writer, Terry Pryor will give you four simple steps that if done together, will guarantee weight loss. David Pryor, MD The first step toward making a change is identifying and acknowledging a problem. Sisters, we have a problem with weight and obesity in our community. According to current statistics, between 50 and 66% of African American women can be classified as being "overweight". African American women suffer from obesity at an alarmingly disproportionate rate when compared to women of other races.