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Great Snacks to Keep Diabetes at Bay

Written by Kristal Roberts

As nurses, you dedicate your lives to taking care of others, so you know first-hand just how easy it is to ignore your own health and make poor food choices.

When you’re working the long hours that most nurses do, people tend to grab quick, portable foods that may be convenient, but lead to health complications like Diabetes.


Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What Is the Difference Between the Two?

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by: Yasmina Haryono (Flickr)

Photo by: Yasmina Haryono (Flickr)

Kefir is an excellent way to get both your prebiotics and probiotics!

There is tremendous debate surrounding the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics in a person's overall health care routine. This debate is also fueled by the media, which commercializes health benefit claims associated with eating yogurt every day or taking probiotic pills, for example. To understand whether prebiotics and probiotics should be incorporated into your diet, you must ask an important question: "What are probiotics and prebiotics?" I'm going to answer that and discuss the prebiotic vs. probiotic debate to help you.


Implementing Nutrition Basics: How to Teach Your Child to Eat Right

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by: Syvwich (Flickr)

Photo by: Syvwich (Flickr)

Learn how to read nutrition and ingredient labels and teach your kids the same!

Implementing Nutrition Basics: How to Teach Your Child to Eat Right

Children are notoriously fussy eaters, often preferring sweets to greens. I can't say that I blame them. At times, a candy bar sounds much better than a plate of spinach, but the truth is, obesity is an epidemic in the United States. It's not often the fault of children, either. Part of good parenting is teaching kids about nutrition; don't leave this job to schools. To set a good example, eat right yourself. Here's how to teach the importance of good nutrition to your children.


Why Your Team Losing May Be Affecting Your Health

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo By: Triple Tri (Flickr)

Photo By: Triple Tri (Flickr)

You've managed to get through the holidays without overdoing it too much, I hope, but we have yet another impending junk food trap: the Super Bowl. Ah, Super Bowl Sunday. The rivalries, the ads, the food and drink. Nothing is more exciting than a good football game to bring family and friends together in a celebratory feast; that is, until your team loses. Have you noticed that you get indigestion from more than just a bad score? You're not alone. Studies show that a losing sports team actually affects its fans' health.


Best Resources for Healthy Baking

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by kleinnick (Flickr)

Photo by kleinnick (Flickr)

During the holiday season many of the people who live in the U.S. celebrate with family, friends, and good food. Often, the traditional holiday dishes that are served during this time of year are highly flavorful and made using ingredients such as fat and sugar that are not generally recommended for a healthy diet or lifestyle. With a combination of flavorful food, alcohol and a festive atmosphere, it isn’t unusual for people to be lax with their diet and eat more than they normally would. As a result, some people may gain extra weight during this time of year, particularly when attending multiple celebrations that involve food and alcohol. Fortunately, the holiday season doesn’t need to automatically involve putting on the pounds.


Moderating Holiday Calories

Written by Julia Tortorice
Photo by: Aubrey (Flickr)

Photo by: Aubrey (Flickr)

As nurses, people turn to us for advice on a number of healthcare issues, and one of the most common problems people face is how to maintain a healthy weight. The issue of avoiding weight gain is particularly prevalent during the Holiday season, when goodies and alcohol flow in excess. ‘Tis the season for candy, cookies, cakes, pies, parties, champagne, and some delicious traditional food; we all fall victim to the holiday bulge.


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