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Tackling Stress Eating

Tackling Stress Eating


Stress can affect how and what we eat and in turn, impact our weight and overall health. Why do we reach for food during periods of high stress? Our Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services team discusses why stress eating is so common and what you can do to break the habit. 

Ketogenic, Paleo Diet® and Whole30®: Are These Diets Heart Healthy?

Ketogenic, Paleo Diet® and Whole30®: Are These Diets Heart Healthy?


Popular diets such as ketogenic, Paleo Diet® and Whole30® seem to get a lot of attention, but are they a fad or favorable for your long-term health? Our Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services team weighs in.

Six Tips to Prevent Weight Gain in the New Year

Six Tips to Prevent Weight Gain in the New Year


If you're trying to lose weight, you don’t have to reach for diet fads, pricey pills or extravagant methods. Cooper Clinic Nutrition offers six tried and true guidelines to help you avoid extra pounds and keep them off.

A Dietitian’s Survival Guide for the Holidays

A Dietitian’s Survival Guide for the Holidays


Do you ever wonder what registered dietitian nutritionists do to enjoy holiday goodies without undermining their health goals? Cooper Clinic’s Nutrition Services team provides tips and tricks so you, too, can enjoy while staying healthy this holiday season.

Strike Blood Sugar Spikes After Meals

Strike Blood Sugar Spikes After Meals


When you have diabetes, it’s essential to keep your blood sugar (glucose) in check. Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Elana Paddock provides strategies to take control of your blood sugar levels before hazardous spikes strike.

Soy Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk

Soy Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk


Is it safe to eat soy? The Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services team answers if eating soy products can have an impact on your risk for developing breast cancer.

Fuel Your Child's Brain With Breakfast

Fuel Your Child's Brain With Breakfast


In the morning rush, feeding your kids breakfast can easily get put on the back burner. Cooper Clinic registered dietitian nutritionists offer easy tips to ensure your child gets a quick and nutritious breakfast each morning.

Nutrition Myth Busters: Skin Edition

Nutrition Myth Busters: Skin Edition


Lifestyle and dietary practices can improve skin health. With so many opinions out there, it's important to recognize what's helpful and what's hype.

Women and Midlife Health: What Is Going On?

Women and Midlife Health: What Is Going On?


Our bodies continue to change as we age. For women, that shift happens considerably every decade. Our dietitians offer some midlife health considerations.

Effects of Saturated Fat, Sugar, and Sodium on Your Heart

Effects of Saturated Fat, Sugar, and Sodium on Your Heart


Saturated fat, sugar and sodium are three major nutrients that, in excess, can be detrimental to our heart. Learn about their effects and tips to reduce them in your heart-healthy diet.

Blue Zones Provide Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

Blue Zones Provide Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life


We can learn lessons about how to live longer and healthier lives from the five Blue Zones located around the world. Learn about the nine common elements found in the communities of health-conscious and long-living individuals.

Healthy Foods to Combat Stress

Healthy Foods to Combat Stress


Exercise, sleep and relaxation are well-known strategies to help manage stress, but research shows foods can also play a role in controlling the tension and pressure of daily life.

Combat Diabetes with the Right Types of Fat

Combat Diabetes with the Right Types of Fat


It's well-known that carbohydrates raise blood sugars, but what about fat? Learn how saturated and unsaturated fats affect blood sugar and simple tricks to cut unnecessary fat from your diet to help prevent diabetes.

Nutrition, Exercise and Alcohol: Key Players in Breast Cancer Risk

Nutrition, Exercise and Alcohol: Key Players in Breast Cancer Risk


Reducing the risk of developing breast cancer can fall to adjusting everyday health and fitness routines. Regulating body weight, exercising consistently and reducing alcohol intake can contribute to a reduced cancer risk for postmenopausal women.

How to Inspire Healthy Family Eating Habits

How to Inspire Healthy Family Eating Habits


Incorporating healthy lifestyle habits into your family's routine is crucial, especially for children. Follow these healthy eating tips from Cooper Clinic Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Patty Kirk to get started.

Proper Protein Fuels the Body for Exercise

Proper Protein Fuels the Body for Exercise


The body needs protein to function properly, but how much is enough? Learn more about adequate vs. optimal protein and which foods pack the best protein punch.

Healthy Eating Tips for Prostate Health

Healthy Eating Tips for Prostate Health


Maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and physical activity may help prevent prostate cancer.

Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Healthy Option for Your Body?

Is a Gluten-Free Diet a Healthy Option for Your Body?


Gluten-free eating has become a diet of choice for many people. But unless you have a gluten allergy, is going gluten-free the right choice for you? Learn more from Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.

Stress Less About IBS

Stress Less About IBS


Living with chronic discomfort due to IBS can be frustrating and restricting. Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services offers eight tips to help relieve symptoms and keep your digestive system on track.

The DASH Difference

The DASH Difference


The best diet is one you don’t realize you’re on. A diet should be easy to follow and not a rigid plan with too many rules, which is why the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet fits the bill perfectly. Learn more from Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.

Six Goals to Help Achieve Weight Loss

Six Goals to Help Achieve Weight Loss


When it comes to weight loss, achieving success starts by reaching smaller milestones. Read how setting specific goals can have a huge impact on weight loss.

Stay Sharp With the MIND Diet

Stay Sharp With the MIND Diet


Maintaining a healthy mind through exercise and nutrition is important when it comes to aging well. The MIND diet has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and slow cognitive decline.

Increase Fiber in Your Fall Recipes

Increase Fiber in Your Fall Recipes


Fiber provides great health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, improving intestinal health and helping with weight management. Learn ways to add more fiber into your fall recipes.

The Nutritional Power of Mushrooms

The Nutritional Power of Mushrooms


Mushrooms are low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium and vitamin D. Have you been getting your nutritional power from mushrooms?

The Scoop on Soy

The Scoop on Soy


Speculation often surrounds the health benefits of soy, so let’s sort out the facts from the fiction.

Flavor Up With Herbs and Spices

Flavor Up With Herbs and Spices


Adding fun and flavor to food doesn’t have to include extra calories. Herbs and spices can add a healthy kick to your cooking.

The Nutritional Benefits of Berries Go Beyond the Cereal Bowl

The Nutritional Benefits of Berries Go Beyond the Cereal Bowl


Berries offer cancer-fighting antioxidants, excellent doses of fiber and other nutritional benefits that greatly impact overall health. Read on to learn more.

Adding a Rainbow of Vitamins and Good Nutrition to Your Diet

Adding a Rainbow of Vitamins and Good Nutrition to Your Diet


Colorful fruits and vegetables provide valuable nutritional benefits. Eating these fruits and veggies can lower body weight and risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. Read on for more information.

Cutting Down the Calories in Pasta, Chicken and Potato Salads

Cutting Down the Calories in Pasta, Chicken and Potato Salads


Many salads that use protein, grain or fruit as a base can be high in calories. Simple ingredient swaps make for healthier options.

Learn to Bake All Your Sweet Favorites Without All the Calories

Learn to Bake All Your Sweet Favorites Without All the Calories


We love classic comfort foods, but they tend to weigh us down – even when eaten in moderation. Healthy baking and recipe moderation can help you stay on track with your lifestyle goals.

Get Your Leafy Greens

Get Your Leafy Greens


Green vegetables are essential to a healthy diet. Learn about the various types of leafy greens and their many benefits.

Striking the Perfect Balance for a Satisfying Salad Solution

Striking the Perfect Balance for a Satisfying Salad Solution


While salads are a healthy option, they don't always sustain until the next meal. Find out which ingredients will leave you feeling complete.

Simple Add-Ins That Pack Even More Vitamin Power Into Smoothies

Simple Add-Ins That Pack Even More Vitamin Power Into Smoothies


Smoothies are great for breakfast or on-the-go. Make your smoothie smarter with rich add-ins with chia seeds, kale or cacao powder.

5 Delicious Recipes for Cooking Healthy in a Time Crunch

5 Delicious Recipes for Cooking Healthy in a Time Crunch


Studies have shown that when people eat out, they consume 200-300 more calories than if they had eaten at home—and that adds up! Kickstart your cooking with five quick recipe concepts from Cooper Clinic.

Navigating the Grocery Store: Expert Tips from Dietitians

Navigating the Grocery Store: Expert Tips from Dietitians


Healthy choices begin in the grocery store. Read Cooper Clinic's top five tips to shop smart this New Year.

The Dangerous Health Consequences of America's Sugar High

The Dangerous Health Consequences of America's Sugar High


Americans are still consuming almost 1/2 cup of added sugar a day, much more than the recommended daily limit. Which spoonful is hurting your diet the most?

The Link Between Higher Life Expectancy and Lower Sodium

The Link Between Higher Life Expectancy and Lower Sodium


Do you know the recommended milligrams of sodium consumption per day? Do you know how much you consume? Learn the facts and benefits of monitoring your sodium intake.

The Truth Behind Terms Like Gluten Free, GMO Free and Grass Fed

The Truth Behind Terms Like Gluten Free, GMO Free and Grass Fed


Are adjectives on labels such as gluten-free, GMO-free and grass-fed increasing your grocery budget? Get the facts from Cooper Clinic to know what is the right purchase for your household.

Tips for Combating Late-Night Snacking and Fighting Weight Gain

Tips for Combating Late-Night Snacking and Fighting Weight Gain


The habit of late night snacking can be more harmful than just gaining a few pounds. Cooper Clinic shares the risks of late night snacking and tips to resist the urge to visit the fridge.

What Adding Cruciferous Veggies To Your Diet Can Do For You

What Adding Cruciferous Veggies To Your Diet Can Do For You


Eating five to nine servings of fruit and vegetables every day provide key nutrients for your body. Find out which veggies have optimal fiber, vitamin A, K, C, and B-vitamins.

Sneaky Ways to Get More Vegetables in Your Family's Nightly Meals

Sneaky Ways to Get More Vegetables in Your Family's Nightly Meals


More than 90 percent of adults and children don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. To ensure your family is receiving the recommended five servings per day, read tips from Cooper Clinic.

Nutrition Experts Get to the Truth About Whole Grains and Diet

Nutrition Experts Get to the Truth About Whole Grains and Diet


Do whole grains increase body fat? Are whole grains the culprit behind the obesity epidemic? Learn why whole grains should be an essential element in your diet.

Seven Foods that Fight Pain

Seven Foods that Fight Pain


Do you enjoy a cup of coffee? Or a yogurt parfait for breakfast? Before reaching for pills, seek out some common, health-promoting foods to fight aches and pains.

8 Tips to Manage How Much You Eat Through Portion Control

8 Tips to Manage How Much You Eat Through Portion Control


How big is your plate and how full is your plate? Learn tips from the registered dietitian nutritionists at Cooper Clinic to manage your portions.

A Guide to the Healthiest Oils: Breaking Down Good and Bad Fats

A Guide to the Healthiest Oils: Breaking Down Good and Bad Fats


Oil is a necessity when cooking, but which is the best to use? A Cooper Clinic dietitian shares which to use when baking versus sautéing and which have the best fats.

Mastering the Art of a Healthy Salad and Dressing Combonation

Mastering the Art of a Healthy Salad and Dressing Combonation


A salad can be an excellent way to get most of your vegetables in at one sitting. However, pouring on a generous amount of salad dressing can ruin your healthy efforts.

Is Frozen Yogurt a Healthy Treat? A Nutrition Expert Weighs In

Is Frozen Yogurt a Healthy Treat? A Nutrition Expert Weighs In


Most places are self-serve and only offer large cups. It's up to us to determine the portion and the toppings. Get the skinny here!

How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day? We Have the Answer.

How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day? We Have the Answer.


Why is hydration important? Studies show that drinking water can be an effective weight loss strategy. Read about other benefits hydration can bring to your health.

Learn About the Health-Boosting Benefits of Your Favorite Berries

Learn About the Health-Boosting Benefits of Your Favorite Berries


Berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruit and are some of the most powerful disease-fighting foods available. Learn more about your favorite berry.

Making Healthy Meals Delicious with the Help of Herbs and Spices

Making Healthy Meals Delicious with the Help of Herbs and Spices


Herbs not only add distinctive flavors to foods but can also provide health benefits including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

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