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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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Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

by Teresa Farrell, RD, LD Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic Fish! Fish! Fish!  Is everyone enjoying the lakes after a long winter? If you are a true Minnesotan, you were putting a line in the water as soon as Fishing Opener was announced! In addition to fishing being an enjoyable pastime, fish are tasty and a lean protein option.… Read More Fabulous Fish Recipes from Essentia Health

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Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Nutrition can be confusing and that’s especially true when it comes to fats in our diet. When the nutrition facts label for foods was born in the 1980s, it was believed that explaining that some fats are good and other fats are bad would be… Read More Boosting Healthy Fats | Grilling Salmon 3 Different Ways

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An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs

Guest post from Essentia Health of Brainerd, MN Happy Spring Everyone! One tradition many families enjoy during the Easter season is to dye hard-boiled eggs. They are often bright and colorful, adding a nice touch to the dinner table, and are good tasting too! There is some debate whether eggs should be a part of… Read More An Eggs-cellent discussion | the health benefits of eating Eggs

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Healthy Easter recipes that add a delicious twist

{shared with permission from Essentia Health press release} Try a healthy twist on your Easter feast By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health Easter is on the horizon and this Christian Holy Day has many food traditions. Common meats are roasted lamb and baked ham, which have very different histories. Lamb is… Read More Healthy Easter recipes that add a delicious twist

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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

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Feed your brain by making better food choices

By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. For decades, we’ve heard how to take care of our hearts. Eat healthier. Stay active. Control blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol. We’ve heard little about how to keep our brains sharp as we age. The science of nutrition and brain function is relatively… Read More Feed your brain by making better food choices

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A Dietitian’s advice on ways to make your favorite recipes Healthier

**shared with permission from Essential Health Press Release   Make your recipes healthier with a few easy steps The Holidays mean many of us plan to do more cooking at home. Cooking from scratch gives us the opportunity to Make Recipes Healthier that still taste great. Denise Cleveland, registered and licensed dietitian and Director of… Read More A Dietitian’s advice on ways to make your favorite recipes Healthier