Most of us understand that ice cream is not healthy for us, but what about an increasingly popular alternative, frozen yogurt? It seems ice cream has been around ever since birthdays were celebrated. We’re familiar with the delicious treat, whether it’s scooped up and next to a piece of cake or piled high on a … Continue reading Frozen yogurt uncovered: Is it really a healthy option?
Written by Jenny Kidd, RD, LD ‘Tis the Season… … To help each other eat well. Holiday food is characteristically rich in flavor, and often loaded with fat and sodium. Many of us get caught up in all the merriment and surrender our smart cooking and eating habits to relish in those loaded holiday treats … Continue reading Eating healthy this holiday season
Listeria-laden cantaloupes have caused 25 deaths so far this year in the worst listeriosis outbreak in 25 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports 17 cantaloupe-related listeria infections in Texas. Are the cantaloupes you’re eating safe? Probably. The affected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado were recalled in mid-September. … Continue reading Listeria Infection: Will That Melon Make Me Sick?
Heart disease, stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of death in America. They affect nearly 83 million Americans and cost the nation more than any other disease, according to the American Heart Association. With so many people dealing with heart-related diseases, lowering cholesterol levels is a must. Some have done … Continue reading Healthful cooking oils in moderation can improve cholesterol levels, decrease health problems
Atkins. Detox. South Bend. The Zone. Fat Flush. There are as many diets on the market as pounds on your bathroom scale, yet the odds are high that they’ll fail you. Randall Moore, MD, Psychiatry, explains why. “There have been randomized trials of a number of these different popular diets. Even in trials where you … Continue reading Diet trends: Epic fail
By Jenny Kidd, RD, LD On June 2, 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama presented a plate diagram and concept as the new government-supported symbol and initiative for healthy eating for Americans called MyPlate. The new plate symbol replaces the pyramid symbol that was originally introduced in 1992 and updated in 2005. Old MyPyramid The original … Continue reading MyPlate and yours
The Agriculture and Health and Human Services departments have issued new dietary guidelines that say Americans should not consume more than 2300mg of sodium per day. “We are seeing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes and the overriding theme in both of these conditions is hypertension, which is high blood pressure,” said Scott & White … Continue reading Ditching processed foods may help lower sodium intake to meet new government guidelines
Find Out What These Food Sources Can Do To Boost Your Energy And Health Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties? No, you don’t need Vitameatavegamin. What you need is a healthy snack that provides a natural energy boost. Scott & White Director of Wellness, Lisa Reeve, said there are … Continue reading Carbs and Fiber and Caffeine, Oh My!
Written by Lauren Fanelli, RD, LD Are the little snack cakes calling your name at the end of the aisle? Is there a hole in your wallet after you buy all the “healthy” foods? Grocery shopping can be a headache especially if you are trying to stick with your diet and stay within budget. Gas … Continue reading Healthy shopping on a budget
Written by Franklin Smalley, MD, Scott & White Healthcare Taylor Clinic. The biggest sports weekend of the year is upon us. Super Bowl weekend is here! Though it is a great weekend for sports fans, it can be a nightmare for dieting sports fans. Studies show the average American watching the Super Bowl consumes 1200 … Continue reading Super Bowl Health Tips