Category Archives: nutrition

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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Geriatrics expert: Feeding tubes not recommended for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Toward the end of Alzheimer’s disease, people lose their ability to chew and swallow. Family members often struggle with the proper approach once their loved one reaches this stage. Food, after all, is so symbolic of caring that to not … Continue reading

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Ideas for making your Super Bowl feast healthier

Health educator Maureen Franklin is back to the What’s Up at Upstate blog with some suggestions (and recipes!) for making your Super Bowl menu a bit healthier. 1. Like to serve salsa? Try it with a new twist by adding … Continue reading

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Healthy recipe: Balsamic Roasted Portobello Sandwich on Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin

Here’s a hearty vegetarian meal that is simple to prepare and provides a classy, satisfying taste.  Ingredients 4 slices (.75 ounces each) provolone cheese, 4 individual lettuce leaves ¼ cup roasted garlic spread (*) 4 roasted portobello mushrooms 4 ounces … Continue reading

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