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With a little pre-game planning, you can have a tailgate party with plenty of healthy game day food.

Make Your Next Tailgate Party Both Healthy and Fun

Whether you have a tailgate party in the parking lot of your local football stadium or in your own backyard, one of the best parts of this popular tradition is the food. But the typical tailgating fare of hot dogs, chicken wings and other snack foods are often high in fat and calories, which can throw your wellness goals off track. Read More »
Nutrition, Wellness and Prevention · Avera Health

Colorful Foods Offer More Than What Meets the Eye

Just as the beautiful fall colors signify the changing of seasons, nature also uses colors to provide hints about the nutritional value of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, beans and legumes. While color is the clue, the nutritional power is packed into phytonutrients. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Vitamins, Minerals and More

Whether it’s to boost nutrition, improve heart health, lose weight or just feel better, more people are turning to dietary supplements. “Just as with exercise, people add supplements to their daily regimen. They’re trying to improve their health today, and prevent things that could happen down the road,” says Karen Hoffman, PharmD, of Avera Specialty Pharmacy. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

4 Food Tips for Healthy Outdoor Eating

Is camping or hiking on your agenda for this summer? If they are, then making a plan for safe, healthy and, of course, fun and tasty foods is also a must. We know we need plenty of fluids and energy bars are easy to pack, but there’s more to consider if you’re planning to be out for more than a couple of hours. Read More »
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Carbs: To Fear or Not to Fear … That Is the Question!

Many of us have tried or know someone who has tried a high protein, low carbohydrate or no carbohydrate diet. We also know that these diets often end in failure. Why? Sustainability. Advocates for protein-rich diets urge individuals to stay away from carbohydrates because they are responsible for the obesity epidemic and chronic disease burden of the world. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

5 Reasons to Make Dairy Products a Part of Your Daily Diet

June Dairy Month is an annual event that began in 1937. It initially began as an event to promote milk and help stabilize the demand for dairy products since cows were put out to pasture in the summer and this resulted in peak production during the summer months. Read More »
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