Category Archives: nutrition

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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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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