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‘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.  

 


‘Healthy Eats’ – Why should we eat yogurt?

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Yogurt is a great snack to grab on the run, but it’s much more than that.  Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, shares the many health benefits of yogurt, which is a rich source of calcium and protein, high in vitamins and minerals, and some contain probiotics to help regulate digestion. As always, she advises checking with your healthcare care provider before making any major dietary changes.
Read more: aboutyogurt.com  usprobiotics.org

 


‘Healthy Eats’ – The benefits of fiber in our diet

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us about the importance of fiber in our diet – to aid digestion, fight chronic diseases and lower bad cholesterol.  She shares foods that are naturally high in fiber, including fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, and the recommended amounts for a healthy diet.

 


Living well with Diabetes and Celiac disease

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Beth HillsonBeth Hillson, gluten-free chef and founder of the Gluten-Free Pantry, talks about living well with Diabetes and Celiac Disease. Hillson, diagnosed with celiac disease in 1976, is president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance and a food editor of Living Without magazine.  Read Beth’s blog at GlutenFreeMakeovers.com.  Original air date 11/27/11


‘Healthy Eats’ – Red meat – friend or foe?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, talks about red meat–the nutritional value, healthiest ways to prepare it, and where to find other protein sources if you choose not to eat it.


‘Healthy Eats’ – All about ice cream

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us everything we always wanted to know about a favorite summer treat–ice cream, including why we crave it and the best choices to satisfy those cravings.

‘Simple Vanilla Ice Cream’

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
 
In med bowl combine milk, sugar, and salt until dissolved.  Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.  Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours, or overnight.
 
Turn on ice cream maker, pour mixture into frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened (about 15-20 min).  Ice cream will have soft creamy texture if you like a firmer consistency, transfer ice cream into air tight container and place in freezer.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Reducing pesticide exposure in foods

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, explains the health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure.   Read more about The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ , from the Environmental Working Group.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Foods that help fight inflammation

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, tells us how to protect our immune system by eating a variety of foods that help fight inflammation. 


The pros and cons of gastric band weight loss surgery

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Weight loss surgeon Howard Simon, MD, gives us an update on Upstate’s bariatric surgery program, and looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is. Simon is the director of The Central New York Bariatric Surgery Center (CNYBSC). who looks closely at how effective a popular weight loss procedure really is.


‘Healthy Eats’ – Tips for healthy grilling

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Upstate University Hospital dietitian Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, our ‘Healthy Eats’ expert, offers lots of great tips for healthy summer grilling.    Read the story: Dietitians say summer grilling can offer healthy options in meat, produce
eatright.org 


‘Healthy Eats’ – “The Jungle Effect” shows how eating right improves health and mood

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDUpstate dietitian Terry Podolak, RD, introduces ‘Healthy Eats’, a new segment focusing on nutrition and ‘mindful eating’.  In this edition, Podolak shares one of her favorite books, “The Jungle Effect” by Daphne Miller, MD, and explains how it can help you eat right and improve your health and mood. The book suggests moving away from the standard American diet, and to look at ancestral recipes and traditions.  Read more: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME).

 


‘Healthy Eats’ – What is ‘mindful eating’?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Terry Podolak, RDTerry Podolak, RD, registered dietitian at Upstate University Hospital, describes the concept of ‘mindful eating’ – an awareness of hunger and fullness, eating triggers, how to recognizing the difference between physical and non-physical hungers and how to cope in a healthy way.  Read more about: The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME)