Making Mayo’s Recipes: Super Healthy Snacks For Super Bowl Weekend (Video)

Food is associated with friends and fun. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic large Super Bowl parties are strongly being discouraged by medical experts. But that doesn’t mean your smaller family gathering can’t be fun and that you can’t enjoy healthy food during the game.

Popular party foods include pizza, fully loaded nachos, and fried chicken wings. But they are among some of the most fat-laden offenders. They all have around 800-1,000 calories and about 50 g of fat in a typical party-sized portion. For example, two pieces of all-meat pizza contain 940 calories and 56 g of fat.

Kristi Wempen and Kelly Tasky are registered dietitian nutritionists at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato and share some ideas for healthy eating this weekend.

For the safety of its patients, staff and visitors, Mayo Clinic has strict masking policies in place. Anyone shown without a mask was either recorded prior to

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Food Choice and Personal and Global Health


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No arguing the merits of the keto diet, a successful approach for some to modify symptoms of obesity and other diseases (“What if Meat Is Our Healthiest Diet?,” Review, Jan. 30). Where Gary Taubes gets it wrong is his lack of regard for the nutritional value of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lumping them in the same category of processed foods because they contain carbohydrates. Obesity and Type II diabetes became a national crisis over the last three decades, when we have seen an increase in obesity prevalence in all age groups, revealing that the cause isn’t singularly genetic in nature. Humans have survived and thrived on diets of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables (with or without red meat) for millennia without a high prevalence of obesity. Lifestyle, food preparation and the environment in which we live are primary culprits in

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A Nutritionist with IBD Shares Her 5 Favorite Foods for Gut Health

The million-dollar question with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): “What should I eat?”

While there’s not a singular list of foods that everyone with IBD should toss in their grocery carts (food tolerances vary across the board), there are a handful of foods that stand out as my personal favorites for great gut health.

Bone broth is a food with ancient origins.

It’s made by slowly simmering animal bones with herbs, spices, and vegetables, as desired, for added flavor and nutrients.

Bone broth is rich in collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, as well as other amino acids and minerals. The practice of slowly simmering bones extracts these nutrients and ends up as an easily digestible broth.

In a 2015 study in Nutrition Journal, collagen supplementation showed to significantly reduce pain, stiffness, and physical function in people with osteoarthritis. This suggests that collagen-rich bone broth may be

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