Category: The Well

Recipes, quizzes, and more interactive fun to keep you well

How Sweet: The News Behind Sweeteners

sugar packetsEarly in the morning, it’s easy to add one too many spoons of sugar into your coffee. But what is sugar doing to your body? Is there a better way to sweeten your morning coffee while still satisfying your sweet tooth? It’s time to talk about the different types of sugars and sweeteners and how they affect your body.

Quick and Healthy Seafood Meals

Nothing makes for a fast and easy meal like frozen seafood. With tons of health benefits, this is an aisle not to be skipped! Hear what Narmin Virani, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian, UMass Memorial Weight Center, has to say about this section of your local grocery store. This is part three of our smart grocery shopping clips.

Eating From the Deli Can Be Healthy? Really?

Watch this video before your next trip to the grocery store. With tons of pre-made options, the convenience of the deli counter can be tempting. In this video, Narmin Virani, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian, UMass Memorial Weight Center, shares some tips on finding the balance between healthy and handy. This is part two of our smart grocery shopping clips.

Green Mango Salad

Green Mango Salad(Serves 4)

2 firm green mangos, peeled and julienned
1 cucumber, peeled and julienned
1 small daikon, peeled and julienned
2 shallots, thinly sliced
1/4 c. cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 c. shrimp, cooked and roughly chopped
1 lime, juiced
3 T fish sauce
1 clove of garlic
2 Thai chilis, sliced
Thai basil
Chopped peanuts