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Nutrition and Wellness Resources

Good nutrition is the foundation of good health. UW Health registered dietitian nutritionists empower patients to make smart, nutritious choices that can have a positive effect on their health. 

 

Nutrition and Wellness Articles

 

Do Some Foods Live Up to Their Hype?

Do Some Foods Live Up to Their Hype?

If you follow certain food bloggers on Instagram, or even just walk down the supplement aisle at the grocery store, chances are you’ve seen maca, açai, protein powder or a variety of nutritional supplements. Often they are intended to be...
6/21/2017 | Do Some Foods Live Up to Their Hype?

Are Foods Labeled Healthy Actually Healthy?

Are Foods Labeled Healthy Actually Healthy?

If you’re trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, a trip down any grocery store aisle can be overwhelming. Foods claiming to be full of antioxidants, low in sugar, or made with whole grains can make it challenging to figure out what is a &ldqu...
4/20/2017 | Are Foods Labeled Healthy Actually Healthy?

The Building Blocks of a Heart-Healthy Breakfast

The Building Blocks of a Heart-Healthy Breakfast

We’ve all heard it – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And while there is some debate about that, there’s no question that starting your day off with a healthy meal – even if it is small – has a lot of ben...
2/22/2017 | The Building Blocks of a Heart-Healthy Breakfast

Putting a New Spin on Superfoods

Putting a New Spin on Superfoods

It seems like every day there's a new diet, superfood or supplement you're encouraged to try to maintain heart health. It might feel overwhelming, but you're getting sick of eating oatmeal every morning and steaming the same vegetables every night.Wh...
1/18/2017 | Putting a New Spin on Superfoods

How Should I Eat While Recovering from My Sports Injury?

How Should I Eat While Recovering from My Sports Injury?

UW Health Sports Performance nutritionist Sean Casey understands a temptation common to injured athletes. Accustomed to rigorous activity that burns many hundreds of calories daily, athletes hobbled by a broken ankle or strained knee ligament ma...
11/15/2016 | How Should I Eat While Recovering from My Sports Injury?

Tips to Stay on Track During the Holidays

Tips to Stay on Track During the Holidays

You’ve worked hard on your routine. Along with plenty of exercise and sleep, you plan your meals and eat a filling breakfast, nutritious lunch, healthy snacks and a sensible dinner.But how do you stay on track during holidays and special occasi...
11/14/2016 | Tips to Stay on Track During the Holidays

Going Beyond Pumpkin Pie

Going Beyond Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkins get a lot of attention this time of year, but they are rather underappreciated as a food. Keep them in mind this holiday season because they are quite versatile. While we all enjoy a nice slice of pumpkin pie (with some low-calorie whip...
11/05/2016 | Going Beyond Pumpkin Pie

Coffee Perks: Coffee Can be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Coffee Perks: Coffee Can be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

It seems like every day there is a new food or beverage linked to increased cancer risk, but coffee drinkers have reason to be excited about the World Health Organization's recent move: the beverage has been taken off the list of known or suspected c...
9/13/2016 | Coffee Perks: Coffee Can be Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

 

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