Did You Know…….

Posted 08/12/2015 | By HealthCorps

Grass-fed beef is beef raised on grass instead of traditional grain feed. The beef from these animals tends to be lower in calories and saturated fat. The beef also typically contains more CLA, conjugated linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is considered a healthy-for-you fat.

The terms organic and grass-fed are NOT interchangeable. You need to look for a label that says certified grass-fed with a seal (American Grassfed Associates is one). You should also expect to pay significantly more for the grassfed beef.

If you have a cell phone, do you have I.C.E. in your contacts directory? It stands for in case of emergency and it should have a close relative or friend as the contact phone number. Most emergency healthcare workers know to look for this listing if you are injured and unable to communicate. There is one caveat. If you lock your phone I.C.E. won’t be accessible. You might consider putting a sticker on your phone, or a card in your wallet with that information. There is also a way to have the number appear on your cell phone locked screen as well. Consult with your provider for that information.

Keep hot foods hot (140 degrees F) and cold foods cold (40 degrees F) in summertime to avoid spoilage and food poisoning risks. If food has been displayed outside in the heat for a while, follow the old adage, “when in doubt, throw it out.”

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