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Best and Worst Seafood

Posted 10/12/2017 by UHBlog

Best and Worst Seafoods

Want to incorporate more health-beneficial fish into your diet? Follow these tips.

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Pick Me a Winner

Posted 7/12/2017 by UHBlog

Pick Me a Winner

Incorporate more fresh fruits and veggies into your diet with these tips for picking perfect produce and keeping it fresh.

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4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Posted 5/15/2017 by UHBlog

4 Ways to Kick the Soda Habit

Curb the soda habit with these tips.

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Why You Should Kick the Coffee and Soda Habit

Posted 3/30/2017 by UHBlog

Why You Should Kick the Coffee and Soda Habit

Limiting your consumption of coffee and sugary soda can be beneficial to your overall health and well-being.

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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 3/17/2017 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

Make sure you’re giving yourself a competitive edge by choosing the right types of food.

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Chilly vs. Chili: Eating for Cold Weather Exercise

Posted 1/27/2017 by UHBlog

Chilly vs. Chili: Eating for Cold Weather Exercise

Find out how to make sure your body is properly fueled for outdoor activities this winter.

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Is the Kitchen the New Man Cave? More Men Take Up Cooking

Posted 1/9/2017 by UHBlog

Is the Kitchen the New Mancave? More men take up cooking.

Try these healthy tips when cooking for the family.

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The Truth about Bacon: Breakfast of Champions?

Posted 12/20/2016 by UHBlog

The Truth About Bacon

Learn the right way to enjoy this breakfast favorite – in moderation.

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What a Crock Pot! Try These Slow Cooker Recipes

Posted 12/16/2016 by UHBlog

What a Crock Pot! Try These Slow Cooker Recipes

These easy and delicious crock pot recipes are perfect for a cold winter’s day.

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Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner?

Posted 12/13/2016 by UHBlog

Are You a Fat Burner or a Sugar Burner

This metabolic classification determines whether your body uses sugar or fat as its main source of energy.

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7 Things to Make for Dinner in Less than 30 Minutes

Posted 12/5/2016 by UHBlog

7 Things to Make for Dinner in Less than 30 Minutes

With a little planning ahead, you can prepare a quick and nutritious meal for your family every night.

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Burn, Baby, Burn: Just How Accurate are Those Calorie Counters?

Posted 11/21/2016 by UHBlog

Burn, Baby, Burn: Just How Accurate are Those Calorie Counters?

Can the calorie counter on your treadmill or wearable device really be depended upon for accuracy? An expert weighs in.

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An Athletes’ Guide to Holiday Feasting

Posted 11/15/2016 by UHBlog

An Athlete’s Guide to Holiday Feasting

Planning ahead and making wise substitutions can help you enjoy holiday favorites without overindulging.

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Soup’s On: 3 Healthy Soup Recipes

Posted 10/12/2016 by UHBlog

Soup’s On: 3 Healthy Soup Recipes

With the weather getting cooler, here are some nutritious soup recipes to warm you up.

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7 Energy-Boosting Snacks

Posted 10/10/2016 by UHBlog

7 Energy-Boosting Snacks

Healthy snacks not only give you an energy boost between meals but can also help prevent overeating at mealtimes.

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Two Great Pumpkin Recipes

Posted 10/5/2016 by UHBlog

Two Great Pumpkin Recipes

The arrival of fall means all things pumpkin-flavored. And this tasty gourd also packs a nutritional punch.

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4 Healthy After-School Snacks

Posted 9/30/2016 by UHBlog

4 Healthy After-School Snacks

Your child may want to reach for sugary and high-calorie snacks after school, but there are healthier options.

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Salt: How Much Is Too Much?

Posted 9/20/2016 by UHBlog

Salt: How Much Is Too Much?

Learn how much salt should be included in a healthy diet – and who may need to watch their salt intake.

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5 Healthy Lunches to Bring to Work

Posted 9/8/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Lunches to Bring to Work

If you find yourself feeling tired around mid-afternoon every day, you may want to rethink your lunch.

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Have a Healthy Cleveland Clambake

Posted 9/6/2016 by UHBlog

Have a Healthy Cleveland Clambake

Northeast Ohioans love their clambakes. Get some on advice on how to make a menu that is both delicious and healthy.

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Eating for Your Sport

Posted 8/26/2016 by UHBlog

Eating for Your Sport

What you eat before and after an athletic event is key to giving your body the energy it needs, and helping it recover later.

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3 Quick, Healthy Breakfasts

Posted 8/23/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Breakfasts

A busy morning routine is no excuse for skipping breakfast.

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Dealing with a Loss of Appetite: Why You Need to Eat

Posted 8/19/2016 by UHBlog

Dealing with a Loss of Appetite: Why You Need to Eat

Loss of appetite is a problem among seniors.

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Top 9 Inflammatory Foods

Posted 8/18/2016 by UHBlog

Top Inflammatory Foods

What we eat affects every cell in our body.

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5 Things to Look for in Buying Supplements

Posted 7/26/2016 by UHBlog

5 Things to Look for in Buying Supplements

Are the supplements you’re buying right for you?

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5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Posted 7/12/2016 by UHBlog

5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes

Five smoothie combinations that are sure to satisfy you.

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Help! My Child is Overweight

Posted 6/15/2016 by UHBlog

Help! My child is overweight

You can help your child lose weight and get healthy with the right plan. We can help.

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Which Supplements Do You Really Need

Posted 6/14/2016 by UHBlog

Which Supplements Do You Really Need?

As an athlete, you’re bombarded with ads for vitamins and supplements to keep your body on its A-game. How do you sort the frivolous from the necessary and supplement the gaps in your diet?

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5 Tips for a Healthy Picnic Basket

Posted 5/30/2016 by UHBlog

Try this Healthy Picnic Basket

Picnic food can be both healthy and tasty if you plan ahead.

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Getting Lean through Grilling

Posted 5/23/2016 by UHBlog

Getting Lean Through Grilling

The perfect recipe for a fit summer.

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Healthy Eating for Busy People

Posted 3/30/2016 by UHBlog

If you're so busy that it seems difficult to eat right and take care of yourself, we have strategies that work with a busy schedule. Ask us. When you’re super busy, it’s easy to forget to eat properly. You didn’t have time to make a salad for lunch, so the nearest vending machine becomes your food source of choice. But this decision may make your problems even worse. “What you are eating can affect your mental state, your emotions, your energy level and your ability to f...

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An "Egg-ceptional" Superfood

Posted 3/17/2016 by UHBlog

Do you need help understanding which foods will keep you healthy? We can help. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's…an egg? Packed with vitamins and nutrients, this superfood is no “yolk” and can play a big role in your diet. “Eggs are a good complete protein source for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike," says registered dietitian nutritionist Heather Butscher. In the past, you may have heard differently. For instance, too many eggs will send your cholesterol levels through ...

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5 new rules of healthy eating for kids

Posted 3/7/2016 by UHBlog

As childhood obesity runs rampant, researchers have rushed to study ways to improve kids’ diets. Their surprising conclusion? Some classic techniques, such as pushing or withholding food, just plain don’t work. Harnessing their findings can help you guide your child toward healthier eating habits. Eva Johnson, MD Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Clinical Instructor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Old: Clean your plate. ...

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3 Healthy Recipes for Saint Patricks Day

Posted 2/26/2016 by UHBlog

3 Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

It's possible to have a healthy St. Patrick's Day if you plan ahead.

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March: National Nutrition Month

Posted 2/22/2016 by April Verdi, RDN, LD

Happy National Nutrition Month. If you see a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), be sure to thank him/her for all their hard work in providing your family with research-driven nutrition care. This month, we recognize the role RDNs play in the health of our children. As a RDN, I’m frequently asked about picky eating: “How can I get my child to eat something else besides chicken nuggets?” With good intentions, you may hear, “Your child will grow out of it.” But m...

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Split Pea and Ham Soup

Posted 1/29/2016 by UHBlog

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2016 is the International Year of the Pulse. Pulses are dried beans, lentils and peas. They are important as a worldwide source of plant based protein and other essential nutrients that prevent obesity and diabetes. They are sustainable, improve soils and have a small carbon footprint compared to animal sources of protein. Here is one of my favorite winter warm up recipes. This recipe is packed full of soluble fiber from t...

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Keeping Warm on the Inside When its Cold Outside

Posted 1/29/2016 by Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LD

With the cold weather comes cold nights, and even colder mornings. I love to make this overnight oatmeal for my family. It’s quick, easy and makes breakfast a snap. This recipe is a one pot meal, using your crock pot, and if you love your crock pot as much as I do, you’ll love this recipe too. The recipe is from Shape.com. Overnight Oatmeal Recipe Serves: 8 Ingredients: 1 cup steel-cut oats 1/3 cup chopped dates 2/3 cup raisins 1/3 cup chopped dried figs 1/2 teas...

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Man vs. Beef: Is Red Meat the New Smoking?

Posted 1/25/2016 by UHBlog

Are you ready to make healthier food choices? We can help. A group of prominent health professionals has a beef with red meat and processed meat, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can never enjoy another lamb chop. The International Agency on Research of Cancer – an arm of the World Health Organization – released a document in October 2015 stating there is strong evidence processed meat increases the risk of cancer, and red meat probably increases the risk of cancer. &ldqu...

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Try the Mind Diet – A Smart Way to Eat

Posted 1/22/2016 by UHBlog

Learn how to keep your cognitive skills sharp and reduce the risk of dementia. Nutritional researchers have discovered that just a few tweaks to a grocery list may be the way to slow normal brain aging and cognitive decline. “The Mind Diet is a healthy, largely plant-based diet that can be very helpful for brain health,” says registered and licensed dietitian Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD. “The results from the initial study are very promising.” The Mind Diet is an acronym for M...

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Top 5 Foods for Boosting Energy

Posted 1/21/2016 by UHBlog

When you need a mid-afternoon energy boost to get through the rest of the day, do you know which snacks or beverages are more effective – and healthy – than others? Ask us. Quick – what fix comes to mind when you find yourself dozing at your desk? Traditionally, coffee has been the automatic answer for most people. Lately, energy drinks have also become increasingly popular. “Caffeine will in fact boost energy because it is a stimulant,” says registered dietitian n...

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