Health Notes

Dancing with Sugarplums… and Diabetes

by Martha Nepper, MS, RDN, LMNT, CDE on November 23, 2016

Let’s face it… this time of year can be dangerous for those of us with a sweet tooth. As the holiday season approaches, you may be thinking how to maintain your weight. But for diabetics, it’s even more important to be vigilant and keep your blood sugars under control.

It can be especially hard during this season of eating, but not impossible. Watching your portion sizes, getting regular physical activity, and monitoring your blood sugars are all keys to a healthy holiday season.

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11-16-16 Recipe - Tilapia and Couscous (1)So you have a delicious dish, but you just aren’t sure how the leftovers will keep?  Here’s a wonderful and nutritious fish recipe that not only tastes good one day one… but makes a great plan for day two!

Tilapia is rich in complete proteins, containing all the essential amino acids your body needs for a healthy diet. Protein is so important to help maintain the body’s tissues, and it provides a sense of fullness and satisfaction after eating.

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Top Six Tips for Creating Healthy Habits

November 9, 2016
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Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the large majority of people gain it back right back and often re-gaining more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life? The key to losing weight and keeping it off is best achieved by […]

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Exercise: Bring On The Holidays!

November 2, 2016

The holiday season is quickly approaching. What do we do to prevent adding on the weight due to all that delicious holiday food? By making exercise just as important as watching what we eat. If you have already started an exercise program, stay with it. As the weather turns colder, it’s easy to stay inside […]

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Wait… Fat Can Be Healthy?

October 26, 2016
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It seems sort of odd. When we think of fats, “healthy” is not the first word that springs to mind. But there are such things as healthy fats. It’s important to know the good fats from the bad, and understand which you should choose for better health. Medical research has shown some fats have positive […]

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Recipe: Protein-Packed Sweet Seafood Favorite

October 19, 2016
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Seafood is a great source of protein, and that includes a delicious favorite, tilapia. The USDA recommends you eat at least eight ounces of seafood each week. Tilapia is rich in protein, containing nearly 23 grams in every four ounces. That’s nearly half the recommended daily value. But protein isn’t tilapia’s only benefit. It is […]

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Recipe: Grilling Summer Veggie for a Tasty Meal

September 21, 2016
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Summer gardens gave us a bounty of fresh flavors. Now, it’s time to assemble them into something new for your taste buds to enjoy. Methodist Hospital Café chef Collin Leeders offers a new option for your eggplant, onion and tomato crops in this yummy sandwich built for one.

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Your Questions Answered: “What can I do to help my overweight kids?”

September 14, 2016
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Q.  My son is 10 years old, my daughter is just 7. Their dad and I have always been a little overweight, and when I’m honest with myself, I can see that my kids are heavier than they should be, too. They area happy, wonderful kids, but I just really want them to be healthier. […]

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Keep it Simple (When Eating with Diabetes)

August 31, 2016
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Caring for your diabetes can be complicated and often overwhelming. However, if you follow these few simple suggestions, you are on the way to being healthier and more in control of your diabetes. 1.  Don’t skip meals.  Sounds easy, but often with our busy lifestyles we tend to skip a meal or two (most often […]

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Recipe: Pizza with a Southwestern Flair

August 17, 2016
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When it comes to good pizza, it’s all about the toppings. If you’re looking for something a little different, this is it! Today, Methodist Hospital Café Chef Collin Leeder offers up a recipe that will give your flatbread a southwestern flair. (Note: Save this for your cheat night!)

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