Sun Risk Management Blog
Live Well, Work Well – February 2018
Health and wellness tips for your work and life—presented by Sun Risk Management, Inc.
Avocados: A Legitimately Healthy Food Craze
According to Telsey Advisory Group, a firm focused on evaluating the consumer market, avocado consumption in the United States has quadrupled since 2000. And, unlike many other health food crazes, avocados are actually good for you.
While it is true that avocados contain more calories and fat than other fruits or vegetables (one-fifth of an avocado contains 50 calories and 4.5 grams of fat), they also have many health benefits. Avocados contain heart-healthy unsaturated fat, which can help lower cholesterol. In addition, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber that are part of a healthy diet.
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|Mexican Chicken Soup
3 pounds chicken pieces (skin removed)
2 cups tomatoes (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
½ cup onion (chopped)
¼ cup mild canned chilies (diced)
2 cups canned pinto or garbanzo beans (drained)
Makes: 6 serving
A Common Cold Can Be Contagious for Longer Than You Think
The winter months are commonly associated with decreasing temperatures and increasing cases of the common cold. Typically, symptoms of the common cold come on gradually, and may start with a sore throat or irritated sinuses.
According to Healthline, when you have a cold, you’re contagious approximately one to two days before symptoms start and can continue to be contagious for up to seven days after you’ve become sick. Unfortunately, many people can’t stay home for that long of a time to fully recover. Consider the following suggestions to help avoid becoming ill or passing on a cold to a co-worker, friend or family member: