Bowl of pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds for a nutritious snack

From your Bariatric nutrition team Pumpkin seeds are a perfect snack this time of year, or any time of year for that matter. They are packed with fiber and protein and contain essential minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, and potassium among others. Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants and are a good source of heart healthy…

Eating

Emotional eating, overeating, binge eating – is there a difference?

By Danielle Johnson, RDN, CDN What is emotional eating? It can be positive, for example, eating a special meal to celebrate an engagement or cake to celebrate a birthday. Emotional eating can also be negative, like eating for relief, distraction, numbness. Unfortunately, emotional eating is most often referred to in a negative way. When eating…

Fruits and vegetables

Nutrition to support your immune system

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN Now is a great time emphasize the crucial role nutrition plays in immune function. We may be overwhelmed by messages and advertising for products to boost our immune system, but our bodies are uniquely designed to fight foreign invaders without outside help. Having the right building blocks on board will…