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On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness news for all Oklahomans.

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Is Coconut Oil Healthy?

Coconut oil has been trending for years, and enthusiasts credit it for all sorts of health and nutritional benefits. Is it actually healthy? We break it down.

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What Older Adults Should Know about Eating Bad Carbs

Aging brings about many changes. Your metabolism slows down, aches and pains become more commonplace and your mind may not be as sharp as it once was. It can be easy to let your food awareness slip and focus less on nutrition. We talk about the importance of eating healthy as you age. More specifically, we explain the impact bad carbohydrates can have on your body and mind.

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Plant-Based Jerky You Can Make at Home

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy plant-based jerky. People following the flexitarian diet use it as a healthier snack alternative, while others may eat plant-based jerky if they’re trying to cut back on their animal protein intake due to cardiovascular health risks such as high cholesterol. We’re here to offer insight on this new food trend and provide plant-based jerky recipes for you to try at home.

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Foods That Give You Energy

If you plan it right, what you eat can help keep you healthy and energized all day long. The key is to maintain balanced blood sugar levels and to eat meals made up of low glycemic index carbohydrates combined with protein and small amounts of healthy fats.

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Nutrition for Kids: How to Incorporate Healthy Foods

Ninety percent of children don’t eat enough vegetables and 60 percent of children don’t eat enough fruits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest analysis from 2014. That’s why we’re delving into how you can incorporate more healthy foods into your child’s diet. We’ll discuss how to talk to your child about nutrition, go over which nutrients your child needs to grow and share easy recipes you can try at home.

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Intuitive Eating

The idea behind intuitive eating is this: eat what you want, as much as you want, whenever you want. No foods are restricted or off-limits. That’s a heady plan. It’s kind of no plan, a sort of free-range approach to eating. According to its adherents, food becomes something to enjoy, not something to constantly measure, regulate and evaluate.

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What Are Microgreens?

You’ve likely heard or seen microgreens before, but what exactly are they and what is the fuss about them? We’re here to answer those questions and provide three recipes so you can cook with microgreens at home.

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Is Maple Syrup Better than Sugar?

Many people choose sugar substitutes or natural sweeteners such as maple syrup. Does natural mean better for you and is maple syrup superior to table sugar? We sought out the answer to those questions by diving into more detail about how sugar affects your body and analyzing the potential health benefits maple syrup has over other options.

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Eat for Hydration: 20 Water-packed Foods to Enjoy

Taking in enough water is one of the smartest things you can do for your day-to-day comfort and overall good health. We list 20 foods that contain at least 80 percent water to help you stay hydrated this summer.

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What Is the Flexitarian Diet?

The flexitarian diet is one of the more recent trendy diets to pick up interest, largely in part due to a movement toward plant-based foods compared to the traditional meat options. We share information on how this diet works, why you can benefit from it and some recipes to try at home.

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