NYSAND in the News

Is Seltzer Actually Good for You? - featuring Rachel Stahl, NYSAND Public Relations Coordinator (12/7/2018)

The consensus of the overall evidence right now says that plain, carbonated water is just as hydrating and healthy for you as regular water. But Stahl cautions that flavored varieties may not pack the same bang for your buck. “Not all carbonated waters are the same,” she says. “Some may have added sugar.”

10 of the Best Keto Meal Options at Chain Restaurants - featuring Jonathan Valdez, NYSAND Media Rep (12/6/2018)

The Best Late-Night Snacks, According to Nutritionists - featuring Jonathan Valdez, NYSAND Media Rep (9/18/2018)

“Nighttime is when you are the least metabolically active and is the main reason you shouldn’t eat large amounts in the evening,” said Jonathan Valdez, owner of Genki Nutrition and media rep for New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He recommends eating dinner, which should be the lightest of your meals for the day, at least 2-3 hours before bed to give your body ample time to digest. Additionally, he said a big meal right before bed can lead to problems sleeping.

16 Delicious Avocado Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water - featuring Julie Lee, NYSAND & STAND Member

Julie Lee, MS, RD, at Binghamton University shares this easy breakfast option to fuel your morning. The combination of healthy fats from the avocado, protein from the egg, and complex carbs from the toast breakdown slowly, providing you with a steady stream of energy to get through the morning. Add any fresh veggies you have on hand—tomatoes, leafy greens, sprouts, or bell peppers. Here’s how you can enjoy eggs at every meal!

When It Comes to High Blood Pressure, Even One Small Change Could Save Your Life - featuring Dana Ingerbretson, NYSAND & WNYDA Member (11/15/17)

"It's about understanding the effects positive changes can have on your overall health and wellness. Understanding that if not managed, you can and will die from over working your heart and mistreating it, “ she emphasized.
 
So over the holidays what can you do? To help yourself manage?
 
Cut back on alcohol, before heading to a party grab a big glass of water and a healthy snack, load up on the veggie apps and not the carbs. 
 
Then there's exercise. Throw on a jacket and go for a brisk walk, opt for lighter meals overall, less salt, and one less cup of coffee - these are all doable, bit by bit, Ingerbretson emphasized.