LiveWell JOCO Blog

Stay informed with regular updates from the LiveWell Johnson County Blog, including tips for chronic disease prevention, healthy food inspiration, and news from the neighborhood.

Spotlight on Cucumbers

Cucumbers are more than just a refreshing addition to your salads—they’re a nutritional powerhouse packed with health benefits. As an excellent source of hydration, cucumbers are composed of about 96% water, making them perfect for staying hydrated, especially in the…...

Spotlight on Kale

Kale has risen to fame as one of the most beloved superfoods and for good reason. Packed with an impressive array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, kale offers numerous health benefits that make it a worthy addition to your diet.…...

Spotlight on Artichokes

Artichokes are nutritional powerhouses that offer a variety of health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and a range of essential nutrients, artichokes can be a delicious addition to your diet. Health Benefits Artichokes are a nutrient-rich vegetable known for their…...

Spotlight on Parsnips

Parsnips are an often-overlooked root vegetable but they pack a punch when it comes to health benefits. Parsnips, a starchy, ivory-colored root vegetable with a crispy texture and aroma similar to carrots, are rich in essential nutrients that contribute to…... read more

Health Benefits of Winter Citrus Fruits

As the winter chill sets in, it's the perfect time to welcome a burst of sunshine into our diets with winter citrus fruits. These vibrant and juicy delights not only add a pop of color to our plates but also…...

A Fresh Start: Prioritizing Healthy Eating in the New Year

The start of a new year often prompts people to focus on self-improvement, and one impactful resolution is prioritizing healthy eating.  Choosing nutrient-dense, whole foods benefits not only physical health but also contributes significantly to overall well-being and sustained energy…...

Spotlight on Sweet Potatoes

If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious addition to your diet, sweet potatoes might be the answer. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, these vibrant root vegetables offer many health benefits. Nutritional Benefits High in Fiber: Sweet potatoes, with…...

Spotlight on Turnips

Turnips, often overlooked in the world of nutrition, offer a range of health benefits that deserve recognition. These root vegetables are a rich source of essential nutrients, including vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and supports collagen production for…...

Healthy Snacking Tips

Let’s talk about something that most of us have experienced as a parent or in our eating routine – SNACK TIME! Today, we are sharing some tips for how to make this one of the easiest decisions of your day.…...

Spotlight on Arugula

Also known as rocket, arugula is a tender leafy green and is technically a cruciferous vegetable. This means it is a cousin to vegetables like cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables are linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular problems.…...

The Diabetes Plate Method

The diabetes plate method is a quick way to visualize a balanced healthy plate no matter if you are eating at home or dining out. Although this method is intended for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes, people who…...

Spotlight on Mushrooms

Mushrooms are known for their great taste and amazing health benefits. Packed with a ton of essential vitamins and minerals, they make for an excellent addition to your diet, adding flavor to many different recipes. Add mushrooms to your eggs, as…...