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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. 

 

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Eating Mindfully Can Help Manage Holiday Temptations

Eating Mindfully Can Help Manage Holiday Temptations

Fall doesn’t just mark a change in temperatures. It seems like it’s the start of a season of sweets. It begins with the return of a certain sugar-laden pumpkin-flavored coffee drink and continues through buckets of candy to the seemingly ...
11/16/2018 | Eating Mindfully Can Help Manage Holiday Temptations

Leg Cramps and the Nutrition Connection

Leg Cramps and the Nutrition Connection

Many folks have experienced a “charley horse” – that searing calf pain which can wake a person at 2am. But leg cramps can strike at any time and to anyone. While the pain is usually temporary – lasting a few seconds up to 15 m...
10/09/2018 | Leg Cramps and the Nutrition Connection

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

 

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