Written by on 8/3/2015 10:00:00 AM
It's state and county fair season and, for many, that means indulging in corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes.
Before digging into a deep fried delicacy, consider this; a single funnel cake has about 760 calories. Not to mention, that giant turkey leg you love has over 1,140 calories and a deep fried Snickers bar can pack up to 450 calories. continue reading ...
Written by on 5/21/2015 3:45:00 PM
Headed to a summer cookout? You don't have to ditch your healthy eating habits to enjoy the festivities.
- Don’t show up to the event starving. You’ll be more likely to overeat. continue reading ...
Written by on 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM
Each year the American Diabetes Association hosts Alert Day. It's a one-day campaign dedicated to asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and 25 percent of them do not even know they have it. An additional 86 million, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. continue reading ...
Written by on 3/13/2015 6:00:00 AM
Forget the shamrock shake and opt for celebrating St. Patty's Day the healthy way. Here are five green foods you can eat in celebration:
These tiny cabbages are packed with nutrients. Try recipes from our Pinterest board to cook brussels sprouts in new ways. continue reading ...
Written by on 10/11/2014 8:00:00 AM
Jackie Dikos is a registered dietitian and a certified specialist in sports dietetics.
Should or shouldn't you eat before your race? If you do eat, what should you have? Community Sports Medicine dietician, Jackie Dikos, provides race day nutrition tips for those runners taking on a half or full marathon.
Before the race
Consider performance fuel first.
- Aim for pre-race fueling to emphasize carbohydrate-rich food sources as well as a small source of protein.
- Limit the amount of slow to digest fat and fiber as part of pre-race eating.
- Carbohydrates – Protein - Fat - Fiber continue reading ...