Category: Nutrition

Cheers to Good Health ~ Summer Mocktails

Upgrade your Summer with an assortment of healthy “mocktails.”  Featuring kombucha and a variety of fresh ingredients, these are sure to wow guests and keep your gatherings healthy!

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month

I often pinch myself when I think about my job with Unite for HER.
In this time of female empowerment, I get to connect with and hear the stories
of so many incredible women. Similarly, the dietitian world is filled with
women who work so hard to educate about nutrition and inspire others to live
healthier lives. Well, worlds collided recently when I spoke with Doris
Piccinin, an oncology dietitian participating in our UFH program.

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Boost Your Immune System with Broth

In like a lion, out like a lamb… March brings us the final weeks of winter chill and can often be a difficult time for our immune systems as we battle the elements. March is also National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate we have two nourishing recipes from our Nutrition Manager, Erin Pellegrin RD, LDN.

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Keeping Your Holidays Healthy

The fall and winter holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I feel a little more pep in my step as I look forward to family gatherings, beautiful holiday lights and – of course – the delicious food. I am often asked, “How do you get through the holidays when there is so much temptation for decadent dishes and sweet treats?” My response is, “I enjoy the food!” I’m not one to deprive myself of these holiday treats and I don’t think you should either.

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Grilled Produce

Your grill can cook up a lot more than meat! Quick, easy and virtually mess-free, I love adding fruits and vegetables to my grill routine. It is yet another way to make your plate more plant centric. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a grill master to whip up a simple, healthy meal. 

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Herb Favorite: Holy Basil

Revered as a sacred herb in India, Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), or Tulsi, is a highly regarded adaptogen herb that loves the heat of summer.  It is related to the Genovese or Italian basil we all know for cooking, but is a pungent powerhouse of flavors-tropical and almost fruity.  Holy Basil can also be used for cooking but is primarily used as an adaptogen in tinctures and teas to help restore and replenish your body’s needs,

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The Truth About Added Sugars and Sweeteners

Sugar is everywhere. So often it feels like it is being added to just about everything we consume, which is frustrating because it’s no secret that a diet high in added sugars is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. According to the American Heart Association the amount of added sugars consumed per day should not exceed 36 grams for men (150 calories or 9 teaspoons) and 25 grams for women (100 calories or 6 teaspoons).  

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Healthy Snacks on the Run

Snacks play an essential role in a healthy diet. When picked properly, they provide extra energy between meals. Sometimes when we don’t have a large appetite, snacks can simply maintain nourishment. Although these mini-meals play a key role in health, choosing quality snacks can be a challenge. Here are some easy ideas that will keep you on track!

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5 Tips to a Healthier Summer BBQ

Summer is finally among us and I’m sure you’ll find yourself at a BBQ this season. We all think of grilling as a fun way to bring family and friends together to enjoy some sunshine and yummy food. Unfortunately, typical BBQ foods are not the best for our health. If you find yourself at BBQs often this summer, consider making these healthier choices. With a little bit of planning, you can transform your regular, old BBQ to a deliciously healthy one with these 5 tips!

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