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Health Benefits of Yogurt

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Deciphering the Yogurt Aisle: Get cultured!

By Elisa Bremner & Amy Rosenfeld

Yogurt ParfaitIt’s official!  Governor Andrew Cuomo named yogurt New York’s official state snack on October 15.  The Governor expects to raise public awareness of the health benefits of yogurt and economic benefits of supporting local yogurt industry. New York has become the nation’s top yogurt producer (making 741 million pounds of the dairy product last year), and health-conscious New Yorkers are literally eating it up.  Here are some of the great health benefits of consuming (the right kind of) yogurt. Continue reading

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Westchester Registered Dietitian on Helping Kids Make Healthy Food Choices

Posted on: June 25, 2014

Empower Your Child to Eat Healthy…For Life

 

By Elisa Bremner

Family All Together At Christmas DinnerYour child loves ice cream (who doesn’t?). You love your child. So how do you limit junk food or sweets to help them maintain a healthy weight? In this age of sedentary video game play and easy availability of high-calorie snacks, the challenge for busy parents is finding practical ways to help kids make good food choices. Continue reading

Sports Nutrition

Posted on: April 22, 2013

Food: The Body’s Fuel

by Elisa Bremner, RD, Northern Westchester Hospital

Good nutrition can help athletes attain optimal performance. Fitness fanatics, school athletes and weekend warriors alike want to get the most out of their fitness regime. What are the dangers of making the wrong diet choices? Apart from suboptimal performance, poor nutrition puts you at risk for loss of muscle mass or bone density, fatigue, injury, illness and a longer recovery process when injuries do occur.

It is important to keep in mind that all three macronutrients are crucial to the athlete’s diet: Continue reading

Westchester Dietician Serves Up Root Vegetables Recipe

Posted on: November 6, 2012

Get to Know Your Roots!

by Elisa Bremner, RD

Northern Westchester Hospital CafeIt’s time to get back to your roots.  As cool weather crops, root vegetables such as beets, carrots, radishes and rutabagas are coming to fruition right about now.  And the timing is perfect – being naturally high in Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants, root vegetables can help boost your immune system just as we head into cold and flu season.  All roots provide sustained energy in the form of complex carbohydrates.  As very good sources of fiber, they also help with the natural flow of your digestive system.  Nutritionally speaking, root vegetables are like buried treasure. Continue reading