We should all eat several servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but sometimes eating the same fruits and vegetables can feel, well, a little… boring. Mary Ellen Autry, a registered dietitian at ADC, suggests shaking things up in the kitchen the next time you prepare a meal.
One of the most common questions new parents have for pediatricians is, “What do I feed my baby?” Understandably, parents want to make sure their children are not just eating enough, but also eating enough of the most nutritious foods that will help them grow and be healthy.
You’ve heard about superfoods and how they can help improve your health, but how do you work them into your diet? How about a smoothie? ADC Registered Dietician Purvi Desai improvised this smoothie recipe using several different superfoods that she had in her kitchen.
Superfoods are a group of whole foods that are loaded with essential nutrients for health, like antioxidants, calcium, and protein. Many are low in calories as well. ADC Registered Dietitian Purvi Desai says many superfoods can be easily found in your local grocery store – often in the produce aisle.
It may be a shock to learn that the portions of foods you eat are actually much larger than what you should be eating. In this video, ADC Registered Dietitian Mary Ellen Autry shows three foods that are commonly served or available in portions that are much larger than a single serving: bagels, potatoes, and apples.
Get started on the road to good nutrition with a healthy omelet for breakfast! Try this kale omelet recipe one morning. ADC Registered Dietitian Neelu Kohli says the combination of egg, kale and other ingredients help fuel your brain and your body all morning.
Feel like you’re too busy for breakfast? A healthy breakfast can help you feel less irritable, have more mental focus, and lengthen your attention span.
As part of our series for National Nutrition Month, here are five breakfast ideas for busy mornings.
According to ADC Registered Dietitian Neelu Kohli, juice can cause your blood sugar to spike and insulin to surge, which can make you hungrier.
About 35 percent of teens say they regularly consumer energy drinks. Energy drinks can be high in caffeine, which can be dangerous in high doses. But the most serious danger happens when these beverages are mixed with alcohol.
Hummus, a healthy dip made from chickpeas, is a nutrition powerhouse. It is packed full of protein, fiber and antioxidants. But don’t overlook it even if you are trying to cut calories from your diet. Kimberly Smith, a health educator with ADC’s Weight Loss and Health Risk Management Program, shared her recipe for a lower-calorie version of this popular spread.