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On the menu: Apples!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare October 11, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

October means it’s time for the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch! In celebration of National Farm to School Month, communities all over Wisconsin are crunching into apples. It’s a chance to celebrate those nutrition-packed little fruits and the local farmers that grow them. Are apples healthy? Apples are inexpensive, easy to eat, and available all […]

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On the menu: Pumpkins!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 27, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

It’s Fall and the perfect time to enjoy your local farmer’s market while you still can! This time of the year has great seasonal produce that you can enjoy now and save for later. For a lot of us, fall farmers’ markets include buying pumpkins and gourds to adorn our tables and porches. Keep using […]

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Getting Back on Track After a Cheat Meal

Tiffany Tiffany July 17, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Happy post-fair week friends!   I hope you were able to get out to the fair and enjoy the weather—wasn’t it gorgeous? For those of you who did make it out to the fair, I’m sure you’ve all seen the delicious fried foods that were at every corner. I myself enjoyed a nice cheese curd […]

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Healthy Summer BBQ Party Foods

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD June 6, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Summer is a time to get out of the kitchen and fire up the BBQ! In my family, summer is also about planning for our 4th of July party between the parade and fireworks.  What better excuse to invite over friends and family than a barbecue cook out?  It’s a time to get out all […]

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Simple Steps To Eating For A Healthy Heart

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 21, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Learning to eat for a healthier heart made easier When it comes to nutrition, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are used by doctors to check the levels of cholesterol. LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides all make up cholesterol levels. It’s important to know these numbers and what they mean in order to […]

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What Diabetics Need to Know About Carbohydrates

Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN February 8, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Managing your diabetes can feel overwhelming, but it isn’t impossible. Understanding what carbohydrates are and how they affect your diabetes will make managing it a much simpler task. Here are the five most important things every person with diabetes needs to know about carbohydrates: What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates, or carbs, are one of the three […]

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Super Bowl Heart Healthy Snacks

Tiffany Tiffany January 31, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Try These Heart Healthy Snacks For a Fun Super Bowl Time In my house, we have 3 seasons – Spring, Baseball and Football; which means that Super Bowl Sunday is the culmination of a lot of weeks of binge-watching pigskin and making snacks. On a side note, I do believe I heard my husband actually […]

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Pros and Cons of Natural Sugar Alternatives for People with Diabetes

Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN August 17, 2018 0 Comments General Health

People with diabetes often use artificial sweeteners to limit their consumption of added sugar. Unlike added sugar, artificial sweeteners do not raise your blood sugar in the short term. But using artificial sweeteners may not be the best approach to limiting sugar in your overall diet, and a lot of my patients have questions about […]

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How much protein should you really be eating?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare June 4, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

A macronutrient essential to the muscle-building process, protein molecules are made up of amino acids, several of which are considered “essential”. This means that they cannot be synthesized naturally and have to be sourced from your diet. Because protein not only helps us build muscle, but is also stored in tissue and bone and used […]

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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD April 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

I have heard many times how confusing the nutrition facts label can be. “What do I look at? How much am I supposed to get? What is important for me?” The nutrition facts label can be very complex, especially when we haven’t been told how to decipher it. For those of you who don’t want […]

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