Holiday Nutrition Reset
While most people focus on nutrition and healthy eating after the holidays have passed and the damage has been done, paying attention to what you’re eating during this busy season can really pay off. Healthier eating habits during the holidays can provide the energy for a jam-packed schedule and allow you to start the new year feeling better than ever.Read more
Ask Sofia: How can I curb my sugar addiction?
From more obvious examples such as cookies and cakes to hidden sugars in foods such as ketchup and yogurt, we are a nation addicted to sweets: The average American consumes about 150 pounds of sugar each year. If you struggle to get through the day without a sugar fix, this time of year can be particularly challenging, with baked goods, holiday parties and temptations around every corner.Read more
Ask Sofia: Should I Do a Cleanse?
From talk shows to gossip magazines to friends trying out the latest fad, detox diets or “cleanses” are everywhere. The typical cleanse can last anywhere from a couple days to several weeks, in theory clearing your body of toxins.
But does that mean you should try one?
Allie’s Corner: The Calorie Myth
ou probably recognize that 200 calories worth of pasta isn’t exactly the same thing as 200 calories of salmon. Without even thinking about it, your body can probably feel the difference between an afternoon snack of an apple and almond butter versus a super-size candy bar. The ‘calorie myth’ acknowledges that a calorie isn’t just a calorie. In fact, calories from nutrient-dense whole foods impact our bodies and moods differently than those from nutrient-poor processed foods.Read more
Ask Sofia: Should I take a probiotic?
Most people know that a daily probiotic or the occasional yogurt is a good idea, but not everyone knows why or understands the options available when it comes to getting their daily dose of healthy bacteria.Read more
Food Trends for 2017
If you have a New Year’s resolution associated with health and wellness, or simply an interest in the latest food trends, you might be interested to learn a little more about what’s trending when it comes to what we eat.
Allie Nowak, Clinic Sofia physician assistant and competitive athlete, places a priority on healthy eating. In particular, she continues to notice an uptick in interest and options for Paleo and gluten-free dining. Paleo focuses on protein-rich whole foods such as chicken, fish, red meat, organic full-fat dairy and organic eggs – all popular at the supermarket and in restaurants today. Nowak also notes that refined high-carb/high-sugar and low-fat foods are all on a downward trend.Read more