Category Archives: nutrition

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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Add iron to your diet prior to blood donation

Several healthy people who signed up to give blood during Upstate University Hospital’s blood drive in October were turned away because of low levels of hemoglobin, a protein in the blood that carries oxygen. Abnormally low hemoglobin — also known … Continue reading

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Expectant moms and partners can register for breastfeeding classes

Upstate offers a two-hour “Breastfeeding: Planning for Success” class once a month for expectant moms and their partners who have decided to breastfeed their baby. Learn about: * how your body prepares for breastfeeding, * how your baby helps with … Continue reading

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Recipe: Lemon Semolina Pound Cake with Macerated Strawberries

Even healthy eaters sometimes break for sweet treats. Here’s a fresh alternative to store-bought strawberry shortcake, from Morrison Healthcare, which provides food services to Upstate. Ingredients For the strawberries: 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons fresh spearmint, thinly sliced … Continue reading

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Why is fiber so important to our diets?

1. Fiber aids in digestion. “And the better your digestive system is, the better nutrient absorption you have,” says Upstate registered dietitian Terry Podolak. 2. Fiber can help you feel full, which can help reduce overeating and help improve weight … Continue reading

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