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Celebrating Life with Health Changes

Anja Hoekman’s holistic approach to diet isn’t about weight loss or self-denial. It’s all about building muscle, feeling energetic and enjoying satisfying, natural meals that focus on delicious ingredients and leave the processed products on the shelf. She also had help. Read More »
Cancer Care, Nutrition, Patient Stories · Avera Health

Get More Fruits and Vegetables with Your Grill (Recipe)

With the weather getting nicer, it’s time to fire up the grill. While we often think about grilling meat, consider adding fruits and vegetables to enhance the flavor of your meals and increase your nutrient intake. It’s a common misconception that cooking decreases nutrients in vegetables. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

A Bounty of Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Sláinte! With St. Patrick’s Day just over the horizon, the traditions of the Emerald Isle will once again pop up like clover on menus and dinner tables. While everyone enjoy’s this March holiday and its trappings, there’s some wisdom in watching what we eat when it comes this special time of year. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

Bitter but beneficial, especially when you’re tired. That’s a great way to summarize caffeine, which may be the world’s most widely used drug. Coffee, tea and energy drinks – along with soda pop – all offer this booster to our breakfasts, lunches and in some cases, working nights, too. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Believe in Brussels Sprouts: They’re Tasty and Good for You

The bum rap that brussels sprouts get is unfair. You’re not one of those folks who rejects outright this nutrition and fiber-packed little green superfood, are you? If you are, we’re here to change your mind. These tiny little cabbage-clone vegetables have to shake their reputation as a bitter “nobody likes me” side dish and snack because when cooked properly, they offer a lot more than just the good feeling that comes with adding greens. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Get Your Greens Even in Whiteout Conditions

When it’s cold, damp and windy my thoughts don’t go to a crisp, green salad. In fact, it isn’t very appealing to me at all right now and I love salads – but not so much in winter. Here are a couple of ways to get your greens in winter. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health