Posts Tagged ‘diet and nutrition’

Kitchen Makeover: Top 10 Foods for Your Pantry

In our kitchen makeover series of blogs, we have talked about appliances to keep in your kitchen, and how to stock your fridge and freezer. Now we are going to tackle the pantry.
It is important to stock up your pantry with staple items that help you fix a quick nutritious meal at home without too [...]

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Save 100 Calories Per Day and Lose 10 lbs a Year

100 extra calories per day can add up to 10 pounds a year.  Reduce your consumption by 100 calories per day and you will lose that much in a year with only minimal effort.
Follow these suggestions to painlessly reduce your intake and drop 10 lbs by the time you are thinking about making your next [...]

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Why Breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day

Ever wonder why dietitians staunchly recommend eating breakfast?  There is a metabolic reason behind this advice. 
Your body has been fasting for at least eight hours while you sleep.  When you skip breakfast, your body comes up with a way to get needed energy by exhausting stores saved in your liver.   When that supply is used up, your brain signals  [...]

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Cary Hospital Starts Meatless Mondays

Starting Monday, January 14th, Points West Café will feature a meatless main entrée every Monday to encourage employees and visitors to try a meatless meal at least one day per week.
Going meatless just one day a week improves your diet by reducing saturated fat and increasing plant-based foods.
Why is this important?  Decreasing saturated fat in [...]

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5 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

1.  Eat Breakfast
You can burn more calories each day by eating breakfast and you will have less of a chance of overeating at night.
Great Choices

Peanut butter sandwich
Homemade Egg McMuffin
Banana sandwich
Oatmeal w/blueberries
Cereal & 1% milk

2.  Cut 100 Calories Out of Your Diet
It adds up!  If you cut 100 calories each day for an entire year, you [...]

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Cary Hospital Peach Inspired Farmers Market

WakeMed Cary Hospital will host a peach-inspired farmers market with local farmer Roger Ball and a representative from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
Plan to get your grocery shopping done as you learn about the health benefits of tomatoes, sweet potatoes, peppers, squash, carrots, green peppers and more.
11 am to 2 pm
WakeMed Cary Hospital – [...]

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Eat a Rainbow

Have you heard the phrase, “Eat a Rainbow”?  Think about red, green, yellow, orange, blue, purple, and even white. These natural colors present in fruits and vegetables supply us with powerful antioxidants and nutrients that help build immunity and reduce risk of many chronic diseases.
With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to add color to [...]

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D.A.S.H Your Way to Better Health

Chances are you or someone you know has high blood pressure.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, usually has no symptoms and affects 1 in 3 American adults.  This occurs when your blood presses too hard against the walls of your blood vessels.  High blood pressure by itself rarely produces symptoms, but over time, if [...]

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Plate v/s Pyramid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently introduced the plate-shaped icon, replacing the pyramid.  Which is better?  The answer is they are both great simplistic guides from the government to help you make healthy food choices.  But, it is important to note that a visual graphic is just a start.
Consumers who are interested in eating healthy [...]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup versus Corn Sugar

Have you noticed that the Corn Marketer’s Association is working to revamp the image of corn syrup by changing the name of the product?  What does this change mean for consumers?  To answer these questions, we approached WakeMed Cary Hospital dietitian Ilsy Chappell.  Here is her answer:
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) (aka Corn Sugar) and [...]

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