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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

 

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?

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?

 

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