Snacking – Of Course!

Angie Szumlinski News

Being a “snacker,” I wasn’t surprised when I read the results of a recent study published in Geriatric Nursing on the benefits of snacking! The purpose of the study was to identify nursing home residents’ snacking preferences and to evaluate whether we must do a better job at addressing the meaning of food and the individual needs of our residents.   …

Food for Thought

Angie Szumlinski News

Soft drinks, salty and sugary snacks, ice cream, sausage, deep-fried chicken, yogurt, canned baked beans, tomatoes, ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged guacamole, packaged hummus, packaged breads, and flavored cereals. Do I have your attention? How about potato chips, chocolate candy, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, and french fries? See I knew I could get your attention! If these are “staples” in your diet …

Walnuts

Oh Nuts!

Angie Szumlinski News

Everyone I know loves nuts, peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, and macadamia seem to be the favorites! We all know the benefits of healthy fats and eating nuts, legumes, and vegetables but a recent study proves the “experts” might be right! In fact, the positive effects on a study group who ate walnuts (specifically walnuts) was sustained for more than 2 …