Posted on: June 10, 2013
Celebrating Dad with Yummy and Nutritious Treats
by Pat Talio, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, Outpatient Nutrition Program Coordinator, Northern Westchester Hospital
It may be cliché but most of us have heard, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” So, this Father’s Day, let’s show our appreciation for all Dad’s done for us by preparing him something tasty and nutritious. Here is a bit of science and research behind the three recipes below that are sure to make this Father’s Day extra special.
The Health Professionals Follow-up Study (or HPFS), which began in 1986, is sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and funded by the National Cancer Institute. It examines the relationship between health related nutrition factors and incidences of chronic diseases. The most recent research from this study looked at the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, coffee and fruit intake and health.
Weakness for Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Men who drink sugar sweetened beverages are more likely to be obese and have a higher risk of coronary artery disease, diabetes, and gout, which is consistent with what we have heard from other research.