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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has provided some healthy tips to help people taking the Wellness Challenge before, during and after HIMSS18.
Busy mornings often mean no time to fuel up for the day. On Sunday night, pack your fridge with these quick breakfast treats by making your own breakfast bento boxes or just put the different items in small containers or plastic bags and then organize them in large plastic bags. They also make great snacks for later in the day if early morning eating isn’t your favorite.
More and more research is being done about the efficacy of mind-body techniques that can be used to help improve not only overall wellbeing but digestion as well. There are many different techniques giving a wide variety of methods for someone to choose. Give a few different methods a try to find a technique that works for you.
Busy families have what may seem to be a chaotic evening lifestyle –children’s activities, homework, daily responsibilities – who has time to cook dinner? Here are some basic tips which can ease the stress of preparing healthy meals for families:
Processed foods have a bad reputation; more sodium, preservatives and missing essential nutrients.
Processed food falls on a spectrum from minimally to heavily processed:
Select more from this minimally processed options –and look at the “big picture”: if selecting pre-cut salads and vegetables – which typically are more expensive –helps you to eat more vegetables – it is worth it.
Finding new ways to reuse what would have been food destined for the trash bin is not only good for the environment and the pocketbook but can have a new use.
Many “seniors” may not consider themselves as such. While the true definition of a “senior” may vary according to the source, the caveat is that our nutritional needs change as we get older. Just about everyone realizes that our metabolisms slow with each decade. If you are forgetful, there could be a host of reasons, but diet definitely has a role. Optimize all of the factors that are within your control for your brain health by keeping an eye to the basics:
The world of health related apps has exploded in the past decade. While many may consider selection of a food or nutrition related app as overwhelming – here are a few tips for choosing what fits your needs:
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Baby boomers grew up with fairly basic kitchen devices: glass casserole dishes, metal measuring spoons and a well-used measuring cup. Not so in today’s world of food prep! Select a colorful new rendition of the basic tools for the kitchen as a gift to someone starting to cook. There are also – on-the-go options for those who want an Expresso during their travels, who want precise guidance of serving sizes or who just wants a whimsical addition to the stainless steel era of cooking. Access some new kitchen tools.
As our world becomes more digital, wearables and other mobile tracking devices are providing more opportunities for us to gain insight into our eating behavior. But have you considered the source of the nutrition data provided in an app? For example, diet trackers may include crowd-sourced nutrition data, which is not verified for accuracy. Tracking eating behavior can be a valuable tool, but only if the resulting analysis is accurate. A reliable source for nutrition data is the USDA's nutrient database (ndb.nal.usda.gov). This method provides more relevant data on food than is possible with a single lab analysis. That is why the USDA nutrient database is considered the gold standard for nutritional data among registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). You can track your diet (or check the accuracy of your source) by using USDA's SuperTracker tool (m.supertracker.usda.gov).
Let’s face it – there are times when we need a snack to tie us over to the next meal. Consider Super Seeds!
At the forefront of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are recommendations to focus on varied proteins and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Seeds provide all three of these nutrients and are plant-based sources of essential amino acids and minerals, including calcium, zinc, copper and magnesium — especially important in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Some you will recognize – others might be a surprise – either way, you have many healthy choices for a snack or meal accompaniment