Category Archives: nutrition

How much are those apple fritters going to ‘cost’ you in calories?

So you indulged in a pair of apple fritters. (No one is blaming you.) But now you want to undo the damage. Each fritter is about 300 calories, according to CalorieKing.com. Here are some ways a 145-pound person could burn … Continue reading

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How to guard against food-borne illnesses, especially during pregnancy

When pregnant, a woman’s ability to fight infection is lowered, and she becomes more susceptible to illness. Registered dietitian Juliann Mellen explains how to prevent three common foodborne illnesses: * Listeria is a harmful bacteria that grows in refrigerated ready-to-eat … Continue reading

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Are you getting too much calcium?

Getting enough calcium is important, to keep your bones healthy. But getting too much may increase your risk for developing kidney stones or calcium toxicity or mess up your body’s ability to absorb other minerals. Adults should ingest no more … Continue reading

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Recipe: Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes with White Beans

Looking for a healthy meal that makes use of the abundance of fresh tomatoes in Central New York? Here’s a tasty meatless solution. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds fresh tomatoes (look for tomatoes at least 8 ounces) ¼ teaspoon kosher salt … Continue reading

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How to help your loved one consume enough calories

Cancer and its treatments can reduce a person’s appetite, putting them in danger of losing too much weight. Registered dietitian Maria Erdman says spreading “meals” into smaller servings of food throughout the day can help. So can eating slowly and … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates are not the enemy

Carbohydrates such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta provide great energy, but Kaushal Nanavati, MD, from Upstate’s department of family medicine cautions eating them early in the day. “The point is, you don’t fuel your car up when you pull … Continue reading

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Information, inspiration in Upstate Health spring issue

In this issue of Upstate Health: * Read about the expansion of Upstate’s sleep center, the only one in this region with services that accommodate children as young as infants. * Meet a former trauma patient who shares his ordeal, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Apple Farro Salad with Chicken

If you like pasta or rice, try farro. It’s a nutty-flavored grain high in fiber and protein and low in fat and calories. This simple dish is easy to prepare and makes for a colorful, filling meal, shared with us … Continue reading

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Listen to lectures on public health topics all week for National Public Health Week

Celebrate National Public Health Week this week by participating in these activities and events that are open to the public. The lectures on Tuesday through Thursday will be available on line. * Monday, April 7  from noon to 12:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Why breakfast matters so much

If you’re trying to lose weight, make sure you eat breakfast. Upstate registered dietitian Terry Podolak explains why: * You need to “break” the “fast” by refueling after a good night’s sleep, ideally with a meal containing protein, fiber and … Continue reading

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