Entries by Bonnie R. Giller

Store Your Leftovers Safely

After a great holiday meal, deciding what to do with a table full of leftovers may be the least of your concerns. While it’s a pity to waste good food, it is unsafe to let leftovers linger. Any food left out for more than two hours is susceptible to harmful bacterial growth and should be…

Healthy College Menu Planning

Instead of the usual dining hall meal choices or eating out this week, try these other suggestions for meals which are convenient to prepare, and are inexpensive as well! Breakfast: Smoothie: 8oz. low fat yogurt, 1 whole piece fruit or 8 oz. fruit juice; English muffin with jam. Egg white omelet with veggies and whole…

Winter 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrate the Holidays with Healthy Choices  Keep Your Food Safe this Holiday Season  New Years Resolutions for 2007  Celebrate National Healthy Weight Week  Be Rid of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Forever  Celebrate American Heart Month this February  Go Red for Women- Love Your Heart  College Students are Gaining More than Just Knowledge…

Heart Attack and Stroke Warning Signs

Heart Attack Warning Signs: Some heart attacks are sudden and intense.  However, most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting necessary help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening: Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort…

Tasty Recipe Ideas for Holiday Leftovers

Instead of getting rid of all the great food served at your holiday gatherings this year, use your leftovers for convenient lunches and snacks.  Whether your meal consisted of chicken, beef or turkey, try the following tips to help you prepare low fat meals and snacks. Use leftover meat in soups, salads, omelets, wraps, pizza…

Main Risk Factors for Diabetes Complications

Poorly controlled blood glucose levels High blood pressure High cholesterol levels Cigarette smoking To decrease your risk for diabetes complications: Lose weight if you are overweight Be physically active Do not smoke Take medications as prescribed Eat according to the meal plan your registered dietitian has developed. A diabetes meal plan consists of a list…

Recommended Amount of Soy Intake

Soy proteins have more polyunsaturated fats, vitamins, and minerals than meat or dairy products. The FDA recommends that you aim to include 25 grams of soy a day in your diet. In order to achieve this goal, it is best to include 2-4 servings of soy foods in your meal plan each day. One cup…

Easy Ways to Incorporate Soy into Your Menu

Tofu Tofu is made of curdled soy milk and can be used in many different ways. It tastes a little bland when eaten on its own, but it absorbs the flavors of foods it is mixed with. Tofu comes in four varieties: silken, soft, firm, and extra firm. Silken tofu is creamy in texture and…

Fall 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Lower Your Cholesterol Level NOW! Drink Up…Green Tea for Good Health Growing Old Gracefully Increased Vitamin D Intake May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Helpful Hints for a Healthier Family Decreasing Diabetes Related Complications Enjoy a Nutritious Thanksgiving this Year Feature Food of the Month: Papaya Healthy Recipe: Papaya, Jicama, and Avocado Salad…

The Benefits of Marinating

One of the most effective ways to reduce the formation of cancer-causing compounds in grilled meats, poultry and fish is to marinate foods before grilling. Studies have shown that even briefly marinating foods is effective in reducing the amount of heterocyclic amines (HCAs), in some cases as much as 92 – 99 percent. Scientists aren’t…

Prostate Cancer Screening

“Screening” is a term often used that simply means looking for signs of disease in people who have no symptoms. The two main screening tools for prostate cancer are the prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) and the digital rectal examination (DRE). Keep in mind that these tests only suggest the need for further testing and are…

Summer 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating National Men’s Health Week: June 12-18 The Truth about Saw Palmetto & Prostate Health Safe Grilling- Tips to Keep Your Food Safe This Summer Nutritional Care for Breastfeeding Moms: World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7 Stay Cool: Exercising Safely in the Summer Heat Feature Food of the Month: Pineapple Healthy Recipe: Pineapple…

Fruit and Veggies Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s: Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables from the colors of the rainbow. Every color represents different vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health—so eat up! Try to include dark, rich yellow, red, and orange colored fruits and vegetables to your daily meal plans. These are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients…

Encouraging Kids to Enjoy a Healthy Halloween

Halloween night is an event that kids of all ages look forward to throughout the year.  It’s a time when they can dress up in crazy costumes, hang out with their friends, and collect a ton of candy.  Encouraging children from a young age to incorporate treats in moderation is your best bet for surviving…

Foods Rich in Vitamin D

While there aren’t many foods that naturally contain vitamin D, there are plenty of fortified foods to make up for it. The best sources of naturally occurring vitamin D are tuna, mackerel, and salmon, as well as fish liver oils. Small amounts of the vitamin can be found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks….

Get “Pumped” About Weight Training

Do you think that committing to weight training requires a lot of time? Think again! In just two to three 20 minute sessions of resistance training each week you’ll begin to see and feel serious improvements in your body. Not only does resistance training give you strength, but it also tones your muscles, improves your…

Finding Whole Grains Amidst a Tricky Ingredient List

Words You May See On Packages What They Mean whole grain [name of grain] whole wheat whole [other grain] stoneground whole [grain] brown rice oats, oatmeal (including old-fashioned oatmeal, instant oatmeal) wheatberries YES — Contains all parts of the grain, so you’re getting all the nutrients of the whole grain wheat flour semolina durum wheat…

Workout Tips for Your Body and Mind

Sometimes your mind needs a bit of a workout just like your body. If you want to increase your energy, feel happier, relax more, sleep soundly, or sharpen your memory, keep reading to learn how! Problem: It’s 3 pm and you’re ready for a nap…on your desk! Solution: Taking a quick walk or even just…



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