Archive for the ‘Diet & Nutrition’ Category

Winter Weather Yum

Everybody knows the first thing you do when the meteorologist calls for winter weather – like they are tonight and tomorrow – is to run to the grocery store (along with the rest of the city) to buy staples to get you through the storm.
The list of staples includes the obligatory milk, eggs and bread.  [...]

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In the Season of Flu, Help Boost Your Immunity

Flu season is officially here. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the illness is widespread throughout 43 states, including North Carolina. For the week of December 29 through January 5, WakeMed reported 240 cases of positive flu diagnosis.
This year, the influenza A H3N2 strain of the virus is particularly prevalent and has mutated or changed since being included [...]

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15 Things You Can Do in 2015 for Improved Health & Well-Being

For our posts on WakeMed Voices, we regularly consult with WakeMed experts – doctors, nurses, nutritionists, chefs and other highly skilled specialists – for advice and insider information on a wide variety of health-related topics. Today, we pull from 15 of our past blogs to create a list of things you can do in 2015 [...]

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Does the Mediterranean Diet Lead to a Longer Life?

New research shows that the Mediterranean Diet may help slow the aging process, in addition to having a positive impact on heart health.  The basis of the diet – not eating processed foods, limiting red meat and shaping meals around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans – “appears to protect a person’s DNA from [...]

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Heart-Healthy Seasonal Dishes from Local Chefs

Eating in a healthier, more mindful way includes adding more non-processed foods into your diet, as well as more in-season fruits and vegetables. Late fall and early winter bring with them a variety of hearty, cold-weather vegetables, packed with nutritional value. Below are recipes recently contributed to the Fall 2014 issue of WakeMed’s Heart to [...]

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Are You Drinking Your Sugar?

We all know that too much sugar is not good for us. Added sugars, or sugars and caloric sweeteners that are added to foods and beverages when they are processed or prepared, contribute to excess caloric intake and provide little to no nutritional value. Consequently, sugar can lead to serious health concerns, such as poor [...]

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Aronia Berries: The Super Food of the Day

Every so often, a new “super food” hits the market, and people flock to it with the hopes of finding the secret to perfect health.  A long list of foods have been touted as having “superpowers,” including Acai berries, Goji berries, pomegranate juice, coconut oil, coconut water, kale and chia seeds, just to name a few.
The latest super food getting lots of [...]

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Healthy Summer Cooking

Summer is the season for fresh, delicious produce. From traditional fruits and vegetables, like corn-on-the-cob and watermelon, to the not-so-common ones, such as the tomatillo and the passion fruit, everything seems to be ripe and abundant. To help you figure out what you can do with all of these seasonal goodies, here are some healthy summer recipes from [...]

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WomanWise: Advice for Good Heart Health

In the summer 2014 issue of WakeMed’s Heart to Heart magazine, four women shared stories about supporting a loved one through heart attack recovery, surviving heart disease and managing high blood pressure. Here’s a peek at the stories and advice they shared and click for the full article.  
Supporting Role 
Jennifer Petty’s husband Chris suffered a heart attack after complaining [...]

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The Health Benefits of Blueberries & WakeMed Blueberry Festival

There are many reasons why you should be eating your blueberries on a regular basis!

They are full of fiber. One cup provides 14 percent of the recommended daily dose of fiber. Fiber helps keep you regular, is heart healthy and may help you keep your cholesterol in check
Blueberries are low in calories. Once cup delivers only 80 calories [...]

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