Whole or Processed Food: Which is Best?

The common suggestion to shop the circumference of the grocery store can be helpful if you are trying to decrease your processed food intake, but that doesn’t mean foods in the aisles are unhealthy.

Many diets today promote the intake of only whole foods, but let’s be real. In today’s busy world, convenience foods can be extremely helpful and can have just as much nutritional value if you choose wisely.

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Add Plant Protein to Your Diet

As a dietitian, I would never encourage everyone to go strictly vegan or vegetarian. Many people enjoy meat, and that is okay, but research shows that a reduction in animal protein (beef, pork, lamb and processed meats in particular) can improve health, including a reduction in cardiovascular disease, prevention or better management of diabetes, and reduced risk of cancer.

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Carroll Hospital Health Chat: Community Health Needs Survey

On this week’s Carroll Hospital Health Chat, Dorothy Fox of The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County discusses the Community Health Needs Survey. The anonymous survey is open for Carroll County residents to share unmet needs or barriers to health. 

 

Listen to the Carroll Hospital Health Chat live every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. on WTTR 1470 AM/102.3 FM!