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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

 

What is the Keto Diet?

What is the Keto Diet?

Follow along on social media and you might see posts or pins promoting a “keto diet”. From recipes for ‘fat bombs’ to nutritional supplements on store shelves, the ketogenic diet continues to gain popularity as a way to burn f...
9/06/2018 | What is the Keto Diet?

Fads-n-Fats: The Truth About Coconut Oil

Fads-n-Fats: The Truth About Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has become a very popular fat that has been widely promoted as a superfood with many health benefits. But is this fact? Or fiction? UW Health Dietitian Susan Portz says, “In our day and age food trends can spread quickly becaus...
7/23/2018 | Fads-n-Fats: The Truth About Coconut Oil

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Health?

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Health?

If you look for nutrition advice online, you just might find apple cider vinegar among the results. The kitchen staple is supposedly helpful for relieving allergies, losing weight, managing diabetes and boosting energy. But is it really the miracle l...
6/18/2018 | Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Health?

The Skinny on Saturated Fat

The Skinny on Saturated Fat

Saturated fat, unsaturated fat, trans fat — it can be hard to keep them all straight, much less know which ones you should keep off your plate. And it doesn’t help when experts give conflicting advice on what you should or shouldn’t...
2/07/2018 | The Skinny on Saturated Fat

Science and Social Support Win When Ranking the Best Diets

Science and Social Support Win When Ranking the Best Diets

The first week of January, millions of people seek out the latest gadgets, workouts, products and diets to shed the perceived 5 pounds that they gained over the last several weeks. While most believe they gain an average of 5 pounds over the holidays...
1/03/2018 | Science and Social Support Win When Ranking the Best Diets

Thanksgiving Tips for Heart Health

Thanksgiving Tips for Heart Health

Americans love their Thanksgiving dinners.After a big feast, however, their hearts may feel a little differently.The traditional turkey-day feast, replete with fatty, high-cholesterol, high-fat, and starchy foods like drumsticks, mashed potatoes, gra...
11/15/2017 | Thanksgiving Tips for Heart Health

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?

 

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