Acid reflux is when stomach acid flows back up the esophagus from the stomach, causing irritation. Acid reflux may be a temporary or long-term issue. More serious forms are called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
In a normal year, stress, depression and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, this year’s events may make it more difficult to maintain health. During the holidays, high caloric foods and drinks are readily available, so how can we be mindful of our intake to prevent weight gain?
Here are five ways to stay focused:
On the Carroll Hospital Health Chat, registered dietitian nutritionist Mindy Athas gives tips for healthy holiday eating.
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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.
Have you ever tried soba noodles before? These delicious Japanese noodles are made from buckwheat, which is naturally gluten free and lower in carbohydrates and calories than your average white flour noodle. This spicy recipe will not disappoint.
Today we are surrounded by many opinions and suggestions for how to eat or what diet is best. Nutrition can be a very difficult subject to navigate and understand because of so much conflicting information coming from all directions.
Corn is the hot item in the summer, and a corn chowder is oh-so-satisfying and comforting. Pair this with some grilled shrimp or chicken and a side salad for a well-balanced meal. You can always substitute the heavy cream for low-fat milk to reduce the fat and calories; however, it will not be as thick. Enjoy!
Drinking enough fluids, especially in the heat of the summer, is very important. However, many people do not drink enough water throughout the day every day of the year. If you are thirsty, you may already be dehydrated.
Oysters on the grill are a nutritious and easy appetizer to make. One serving, or 3 ounces, of these tasty little guys provide 567 percent of our daily value of B12, which helps with better brain and cognitive health, especially for older adults. They also provide 128 percent of our daily value of zinc, a mineral to help with immunity, male health and wound healing.