This weekend there are two conferences in Austin Texas that Martha McHenry, RDN, LD, CDE and Carol Ireton-Jones, PhD, RDN, LD are attending.
Carol is attending the Texas Association of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition and will have the privilege of introducing Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories. This will surely provide some info for this blog!
Martha is a Certified Diabetes Educator and will be attending lectures to maintain her CDE credential and expertise. Martha completed an on-line diabetes management program for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes that is featured on our web site this month – check out http://www.foodtherapyrd.com/dawn
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Today marks the beginning of Passover. The Passover Seder contains many symbolic foods, most notably, the matzah.
A staple of many Passover meals is matzah, a thin, cracker-like unleavened bread. Tradition states matzah served during Passover should be made with only water and flour, but year-round versions can include flavoring like onions and garlic.
Relatively low in fat and calories, matzah can be enjoyed in moderation all year in it’s true form or ground in your food processor and used in everything from pancakes to cupcakes. Matzah comes and in unsalted and whole-grain varieties and can be found in most supermarkets.
To learn how to Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day, visit the National Nutrition Month page. For an individual consult, call PNT to meet with one of our expert, Registered Dietitians! call 972-238-1811.
March 23, 2013
healthy eating, National Nutrition Month, PNT
, Drink Water
, Human gastrointestinal tract
, Weight loss
PNT’s Jessica Cordial knows her days and March 22 was World Water Day! Here is some good info on water
. Drink plenty everyday – at least 6-8 glasses. If you don’t like plain water, add slices of lime, lemon, cucumber or strawberry. Thanks Jessica!
1. Drinking Water Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids.
- The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.
2. Water Can Help Control Calories.
- For years, dieters have been drinking lots of water as a weight loss strategy. While water doesn’t have any magical effect on weight loss, substituting it for higher calorie beverages can certainly help as well as keeping you full.
3. Water Helps Energize Muscles.
- Cells that don’t maintain their balance of fluids and electrolytes can result in muscle fatigue.
4. Water Helps Keep Skin Looking Good
- Your skin contains plenty of water, and functions as a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss. When it is dehydrated skin looks dry and more wrinkled.
- Body fluids transport waste products in and out of cells and with proper hydration the kidneys do a great job of cleansing the body.
6. Water Helps Maintain Normal Bowel Function.