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10 “I Can Do That” Tips for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us! This day is the “unofficial” start of the  holiday season and is most noted for its traditional and favorite foods. Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, as well as generous portions of our favorite side dishes. Read More »
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The Lure of Sugar: Help Kids Maintain a Healthy Balance

Any parent who has browsed the supermarket with a child in tow knows that sugar is everywhere —cereal, yogurt, fruit snacks, cookies, prepared lunches, juice. It’s an endless litany of, “Mooom, can I get … ?” The opportunities are endless, but the effects of a child who eats too much sugar can not only lead to a serious case of the wiggles. Read More »
Nutrition · Avera Health

Addicted to sugar? Six strategies to break your habit

Sugar: Many of us are hooked on it. “Studies show that people get close to 20 teaspoons of added sugar per day,” says Kalli Kurtenbach, RD LN, Diabetes Educator at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. That’s the equivalent of two cans of pop and a Snickers bar. Read More »
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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