Summer’s Bounty Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Summer’s here and so are those delicious summer vegetables–tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, Oh my!  Try them with this chilled pasta salad dish.  It will be the perfect side-dish to take to a Fourth of July celebration!  It is kidney-friendly too for those with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ingredients: 12 oz Box Tri-Color Rotini 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/2 orange pepper, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/3 cup cucumber (w/skin), diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1…

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Prediabetes, Protein Metabolism, and Healthy Aging Are Connected – Health Article

Prediabetes is a diagnosis given to the individuals whose blood sugar levels are higher than normal but have not fully met the diagnostic criteria for Diabetes Mellitus type 2 (DM type 2).  At this stage, the patient’s fasting blood glucose level is still within normal limits.  Most of the patients with prediabetes are diagnosed by an elevated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), which is a simple blood test. It is important to understand that prediabetes and most of the DM type 2…

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Overnight Oatmeal with Dates & Nuts – Health Education Article

This breakfast is packed with powerful nutrients!  First, oatmeal is a very good source if dietary fiber.  Second, nuts are rich sources of  of heart-healthy fats, fiber, plant protein, vitamins and minerals. Lastly, dates are a tasty Mediterranean fruit that are high in dietary fiber, antioxidants, potassium and magnesium.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup steel cut oats 1 tsp vanilla extract 2T brown sugar 1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are delicious in this but feel free to choose your favorite!) 1/4…

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Diabetes Management from a Personal & Professional Perspective – Health Education Article

Diabetes Management from a Personal & Professional Perspective By John Lamberson of Nutrition Pair I have always maintained that diabetes saved my life and helped me meet my wife, and colleague. Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year after graduating college was tough, but in the end, it was a good thing. Diabetes encouraged and motivated me to change careers and return to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. It was in graduate school where…

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