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Archive for the ‘ Healthy Eats’ Category

‘Healthy Eats’: Eating healthy during pregnancy

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Juliann Mellen, RDJuliann 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


‘Healthy Eats’: What is the DASH diet?

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

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.  


‘Healthy Eats’ – The benefits of eating breakfast

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry 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


‘Healthy Eats’ – New Year’s food resolutions

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, offers some simple food resolutions to help you stay healthy in the new year. 

 


‘Healthy Eats’: A crash course in hydrogenation and trans fats

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry 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


‘Healthy Eats’ – Health benefits of cranberries

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry 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!


‘Healthy Eats’ – What are the benefits of an apple-a-day?

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about the significant benefits of including apples in our daily menu planning.

 


How to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry 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.


‘Healthy Eats’: Focus on eating healthy every day

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, reminds us to try and avoid the latest diet crazes and simply focus on eating healthy every day.


‘Healthy Eats’ – The bottom line on salt

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us the bottom line on salt — how much do we need, can we have much or too little, and what can we do about it?  What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool, from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Research Service.


‘Healthy Eats’ – The skinny on healthier snacks

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital registered dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, helps us harness the inevitable “snack attacks” that tend to wreak havoc on a healthy diet with some great suggestions.  Eatright.org


‘Healthy Eats’ – Focus on the quality of foods

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us to focus on the quality of the foods we eat by choosing fresh fruits, vegetables and ‘whole foods’ – foods that have not been processed, which are higher in fiber and nutrition.