Nutrition

Snack Your Way to Your Summer Weight!

by Patricia Salzer Healthy snacking throughout the day can help you maintain your ideal weight, or even help you to drop a few pounds in time for swimsuit season. “When you snack on the right foods, you tend to consume fewer calories throughout the day,” said Patricia Salzer, a registered dietitian and health and workplace wellness consultant at Univera Healthcare. “You’ll feel fuller longer and b... »

Healthy Snacking Tips from a Football Party Veteran

Healthy Snacking Tips for the Big Game Four quarters of playoff football, or eight quarters if you’re parked in front of the flat screen for two consecutive games, is a long time to be snacking! That’s why it’s important to approach each opening kickoff with a food game plan to assure that you’ll make it to the final seconds without being flagged for too many bowls of chips... »

Truth to the Old Saying About “An Apple a Day…”

    You’ve heard it said since you were a kid, about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. According to Patricia Salzer, a registered dietitian and workplace wellness consultant at Univera Healthcare, there’s really something to it. “Apples are high in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, which aid brain function and memory, and help lower the risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart dis... »

Families Can Embrace a Mediterranean Diet

Families Can Embrace a Mediterranean Diet Opting for seafood instead of red meats is one component of the Mediterranean diet, which offers a number of health benefits, including reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. Healthy eating is a top priority for many families. The search is always on for foods that taste good, appeal to the masses and provide adequate nutrition. “The benefits of a Medite... »

Empower U You Makes Food and Fitness Fun

by Kelly Quigley Everyone at Fox Run Retirement Community is excited about Empower U, a new program that focuses on healthy aging, tying together food, fitness and education. Community members are encouraged to try new foods, participate in multi-level fitness programs, and adhere to guidelines on healthy eating. The best part of the program is the fun people have in choosing! Chefs at Fox Run off... »

An Education on Beef!

By Shannon Traphagen As someone who does not eat a lot of red meat, I gained an extensive education about the health benefits of red meat–particularly beef. The Rochester and Western NY Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) had its annual end of the year meeting. This year we decided to have a retreat, taking us out to Medina NY to SK Herefords Farm, owned by David Schub... »

How to Get Enough Protein on a Vegetarian Diet

With a balanced diet, vegetarians can get the protein they need by Annette Pinder One of the first questions vegetarians are asked when discussing their dietary preferences is, “Are you getting enough protein?” Many people assume it’s impossible to consume sufficient protein on a diet that consists largely of fruits and vegetables. But the majority of vegetarians get the protein their bodies need.... »

How to Figure Out What You’re Really Eating

by Shelly Stinson There seems to be a growing perception in our society that poor health is everywhere. We’ve gotten so used to restaurant meals, processed foods, and decadent treats that it can feel difficult to implement better nutrition. Just recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that processed meats can cause cancer, which only made it feel more difficult to determine wh... »

Healthy Football Party Snacks: Try Cauliflower Wings!

The only thing that usually comes between a true football fan and his or her high definition flat screen is a coffee table covered with high fat and high calorie munchies. But it doesn’t need to be that way. There are loads of game day snacks for those looking to punt the fat, but not the flavor. “Snacking away through four quarters of football can lead to overeating,” said Patricia Salzer, a regi... »

Is Testing for Vitamin D Deficiency Really Necessary?

  Is Testing for Vitamin D Deficiency Really Necessary? Nearly nine out of 10 upstate New Yorkers have no medical reason to have their vitamin D levels tested, yet health care providers and patients continue to frequently request the test, according to a recent analysis by Univera Healthcare. Vitamin D is often referred to as the miraculous sunshine vitamin because our bodies can usually prod... »

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