UNC Health Talk

Category: Nutrition

August 30, 2013

Go Mediterranean!

Many adults with type 2 diabetes struggle to lose weight and lower their blood sugar. Following a Mediterranean diet may help, concludes a study reported recently in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Elizabeth Mayer-Davis

July 18, 2013

Diet additions may help youth with Type 1 diabetes keep producing o...

Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis, a new study found.

Diabetes, Nutrition, Studies, Treatment

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May 13, 2013

Get the Most out of your Produce with Smart Food Storage

Tis’ the season for farmer’s markets, community picnics, sunshine, and plentiful seasonal produce! Let’s look at a few rules and guidelines for maintaining the shelf life and quality of your seasonal bounty:

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Salt-free spices

March 12, 2013

Shaking that salt right out of your diet

Ready to put down the saltshaker? You can cook delicious and nutritious meals with less salt! The trick is using a variety of herbs and seasonings to kick up the flavor. Try these tips: Add fresh or dried herbs. For starters, try basil, oregano, thyme, chives, parsley, sage, mint or ginger. Rosemary pairs nicely with…

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Baby's eating habits

March 4, 2013

Dinner Table Drama

Do you have kids? If so, you've probably experienced the dreaded dinner table drama. You might have a baby that eats everything now, but things could change as they enter the toddler years. Or, you might be knee-deep in the food fight now and just need some advice.

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Nutritionist

December 12, 2012

The Power of Protein

Post by Shelly Wegman - As a dietitian with Rex Wellness, I spend time working with clients to help them determine their specific nutrition needs and how to best meet those needs. For some, it’s about training for marathons or other events. For others, it’s about preventing heart disease or diabetes or treating diseases like these...

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A bowl of mixed nuts

November 11, 2012

10 Power Foods

Do you sometimes feel as if you need super powers just to get you through a busy day? Good nutrition is one way to help you stay energized and healthy. The right food choices help prevent chronic disease, keep cholesterol low and provide energy...

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NC State Fair

October 16, 2012

8 Ways to Stay Fit at the Fair

Forget the smell of fireplaces and crisp autumn air. For a few more days, it’s all about the deep fried smells of the North Carolina State Fair. As you plan your trip to the fairgrounds, be wary of the fattening fair fare...

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Food journal

October 15, 2012

The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Post by Angie Perrou - There is no question that what you eat is crucial to weight loss. You may not want, or even need, to count calories. But even if you take a diet pill, you can’t lose weight without paying attention to what you eat. Dietitians are fond of pointing out that losing weight is a simple matter of using up more calories than you take in. “Simple” it may be, but it isn’t easy, as too many of us know! For best results, of course, you need to work on both sides of the equation...

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coffee

June 29, 2012

Coffee: The Good-for-you Brew?

Whether it’s Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Seattle’s Best or one of the hundreds of coffee makers out there, coffee is a big part of American culture. For years, researchers have been trying to determine coffee’s health effects, but studies usually end with mixed results...

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