Health Tips to Save You and Your Children

Health Tips to Save You and Your Children

You don’t need to add fat to get plenty of flavor from your favorite dishes. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to spice up your food without piling on the calories:

Use techniques that employ high heat for more intense flavor, such as broiling, grilling or pan-searing.

Use fresh herbs and seasonings, such as cumin, cilantro, basil, caraway, chives, rosemary, ginger or garlic.

Add a sprinkle of a sharp cheese to your favorite vegetable, rice or pasta.

Add dried ingredients, such as sundried tomatoes, dried plums, cranberries, figs, apricots or red pepper flakes.

Use brightly colored peppers to add flavor, and a splash of hot sauce or jalapenos.

Add a squirt of citrus juice or grated peel from lemons, limes or oranges.

Don’t spread germs at work

If you’re sick or one of your co-workers isn’t feeling well, it’s best to avoid close contact for a while.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions to help prevent the spread of germs at the workplace:

Get a flu vaccine each year.

Avoid close contact with other people who are sick; if you’re sick, limit your contact with others.

If you are sick, stay home until you are better.

When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.

Carefully and regularly wash your hands.

Giving your child medicine

Even over-the-counter medicine can hurt your child if given incorrectly.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice when giving your child an over-the-counter medication:

Always read the drug’s label and make sure you understand it.

Use a medication that treats only the symptoms your child has.

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