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Upstate registered dietitian Heather Richardson, RD, explains the difference between a vegan and vegetarian diet, and how important it is to get the proper nutrients to make it a healthy way to eat. Richardson is an ambulatory medicine outpatient dietitian at Upstate’s University Health Care Center.
Juliann Mellen, RD, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reinforces the importance of eating healthy during pregnancy, but cautions that not all foods are safe, and foodborne illness is a serious issue. Read more: FoodSafety.gov
Registered dietitian Jessica Planer, RD, who specializes in the care of bariatric patients, emphasizes the importance of following dietary guidelines after bariatric surgery. She shares the types of foods and how much you can eat at each meal to provide balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue. For more information about Upstate’s Bariatric Surgery Program, call (315) 492-5036.
Juliann Mellen, Upstate registered dietitian and certified diabetic educator, reminds us that maintaining healthy eating habits along with regular physical activity during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. MyPlate.gov
Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Maureen Franklin, RD, explains the DASH diet – short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – an eating plan designed to lower sodium intake which helps to lower your blood pressure. The heart-healthy diet focuses on eating foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol, and increasing foods rich in nutrients, which can often lead to weight loss.
Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, helps us understand why the simple act of eating breakfast every day can be a big part of losing weight or maintaining a healthier weight.
Resources: EatRight.org, thecenterformindfuleating.org, NCES – Dietitian’s pick of the week
Read the story: Lose Weight: Eat Breakfast, from WebMD
Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, offers some simple food resolutions to help you stay healthy in the new year.
Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, responds to news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. Read the news: FDA takes step to further reduce trans fats in processed foods
Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, explains why cranberries are at the top of the list of ‘super foods’, including their high nutrient and antioxidant content, and contain only 25 calories per cup!
Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about the significant benefits of including apples in our daily menu planning.
Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, reminds us that Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends and doesn’t have to be a time for stressing over weight gain! She shares tips and strategies to help navigate the food-centered holiday.