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Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday Season

Guest post from By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday season By Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. We all love the holidays but most of us find it’s also a very hectic time of year, often too hectic leaving us tired and… Read More Tips for a healthy and peace-filled Holiday Season

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Let’s talk turkey | recognizing sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner

{shared, with permission, from a Essentia Health press release) By Bonnie Brost, Essentia Health registered dietitian Let’s talk turkey – sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner You don’t even need to pick up the salt shaker to find yourself consuming more than a day’s worth of sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner. Depending on your menu and… Read More Let’s talk turkey | recognizing sodium in your Thanksgiving dinner

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Mom Bosses! Make a plan to have a healthy Breakfast

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. This a prime time to organize our breakfast plans. We’re back from vacation and setting up routines for work and the upcoming school year. So Mom Bosses-let’s make a plan to have a healthy breakfast every day! Some say breakfast is the most important meal… Read More Mom Bosses! Make a plan to have a healthy Breakfast

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Adding Color to your Diet by Eating Nature’s Food Rainbow

Health Benefits of a Colorful Diet Professional chefs will tell you there’s a visual element to food, and they work on their presentation as much as the food’s flavor. Given this human tendency, it’s interesting that some of nature’s most visually appealing foods are also the healthiest. However, in our modern culture of artificially-colored foods,… Read More Adding Color to your Diet by Eating Nature’s Food Rainbow

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What’s a Flexitarian?

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Only 1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vegetarians should be making the grade, so there’s plenty of opportunity for the rest of us to improve our diets. Most Americans are omnivores because… Read More What’s a Flexitarian?

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The scoop on gluten-free eating

{shared with permission from Essentia Health} Gluten-free has achieved “health halo” status. Celebrities tout their gluten-free diets as healthier and a survey found many Americans believe such a diet improves both physical and mental health. In 2014, Consumer Reports’ National Research Center surveyed more than 1,000 Americans and discovered 63 percent thought a gluten-free diet… Read More The scoop on gluten-free eating