Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

Soda And Poor Brain Health

New research suggests that frequent consumption of regular and/or diet soda may be linked to poor memory, decreased brain volume, and increased risk of stroke and dementia. Soda should be avoided as it is an empty calorie beverage. Learn more by clicking photo Eat Well, Live Well

Before Your Spinach Goes Bad

When your greens, like spinach, kale, and chard, are no longer crisp and salad worthy, DO NOT THROW THEM AWAY. Add use them before they go bad by adding them to a soup, a stir fry dish, a smoothie, a stew, or even a pasta sauce. Food waste occurs more often than is should, break the cycle with this tip! Eat Well, Live Well

Diabetes And It's Dangers

I'm sure you all have an idea of what diabetes is, but are you aware of the deadly consequences of this disease? Poorly managed diabetes can lead to complication like cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, blindness, poor circulation (which can lead to wounds that do not heal and that may eventually require amputation), and death. For those without diabetes, it is important to: -Limit consumption of added sugars, empty calorie beverages (sodas, sweetened coffees, etc. ) and large servings of carbohydrates (pasta, rice, breads, pastries, potatoes, etc.). - Get blood tests done regularly, including your hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures your average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months a

Seafood And Mercury

Fish and shellfish are a good source of protein and healthy fat, but they also contain mercury- a heavy metal that can be damaging to the central nervous system, especially for pregnant women and growing children. For this reason, it is important to limit your consumption. For more information on seafood low in mercury and appropriate portion sizes click the photo below.

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