The holidays are typically a time of celebrations, giving, friends, family, and FOOD. We are often so overstimulated by the amount of food around us we practically gain 15 pounds by just seeing all of these extra delicacies. No matter your health goals (losing or maintaining weight, controlling blood pressure or blood sugar, food allergies, … Read more
November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Check out this information provided by Littleton Regional Healthcare’s Certified Diabetes Educator, Lucy Gordon, RN-BC, BSN, CDE: If you are one of the 30.3 million Americans with Diabetes or have been told you have Pre-Diabetes think about talking to a Certified Diabetes Educator. Watch this video for more information. … Read more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyday choices can have a big impact on our health, even in preventing cancer. Lifestyle changes you start now can really make a difference over time. Things like healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight all play a part in cancer prevention. Photo Credit Follow these recommendations for cancer … Read more
It’s that time of year…root vegetables will be in season soon. These vegetables are perfect to add to your upcoming meal plans since they are affordable, packed with nutrition, versatile, have a long shelf life, and can add volume to any meal. Use root vegetables as a side, an entrée, or as a way to stretch a soup, stew or … Read more
Turning vegetables into spiralized noodles, also called zoodles, is a new exciting trend. Mostly, it has been used as a great replacement for pasta for those individuals on low carbohydrate meal patterns. It has gotten to be so popular that there are special cookbooks and websites focusing just on recipes including spiralized veggies. I think it is just … Read more
Follow these strategies from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics to help you have a healthy, balanced eating style and increased energy to boot! Who doesn’t want that?! Eating to Boost Energy By Tara Gidus, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD Published July 13, 2017 Let’s face it, we are in an energy crisis. We, as a society, are … Read more
It’s finally time to fire up the grill again! Check out this video from EatRight.org on how to keep food safe when grilling.
Do you have a green thumb? Even if you don’t you should get outside and reap all of the benefits of gardening. Think of gardening as a very inexpensive spa treatment. Gardening counts as exercise, can help with mental and mood health, prevent risk or complications of many chronic diseases, and the fruits of … Read more