After a successful launch on the pediatric inpatient units, the Journals of Hope Program has expanded into the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where patients and families can find strength and hope through the power of writing.
It may come as no surprise to you, but meat and processed grain make up a good portion of many people's diets. And while that steak dinner may hit the spot after a long day, incorporating more vegetables and whole grains into your diet is important for your overall health.
Replacing even just one meal a week with a plant-based meal can have a positive impact and help you focus on your health goals. To start, try these four protective foods:
Beans are a great meat substitute. They provide zinc, iron and protein, and they are an excellent fiber source.
Tip: Use them as a meatless sandwich spread (hummus) or crunchy snack (dried chickpeas).
Try this: Baked Chickpea Nuts from EatingWell
2) Red Peppers
Orange and red vegetables provide vitamin A to support your immune system.
Tip: Stuff peppers with last night’s leftovers (e.g., stir fry) and add roasted red peppers to sandwiches and salads.
Try this: Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Kale & Rice from EatingWell
Dark green vegetables contain carotenoids that may support brain health.
Tip: Fat enhances these protective compounds, so toss broccoli with oil and roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes for a quick dinner side.
Try this: Roasted Broccoli with Lemon from EatingWell
Whole grains may reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease, so instead of pasta or white rice, try quick-cooking bulgur.
Tip: Add 2 cups boiling water per cup of dried bulgur. Let sit for 25 minutes, then fluff with a fork. (Or try whole wheat couscous—it takes even less time.)
Try this: Bulgur with Ginger & Orange from EatingWell
- Patient Education
- Jan | 21 | 2021
With recommendations to stay at home this winter to help stop the spread of COVID-19, David Mischoulon, MD, PhD, offers insights on SAD and how to stay well at home this winter.
- Dec | 9 | 2020
Parenting is always a balancing act and raising a child with a chronic illness poses extra challenges. Watch this video to discover ways to prevent, recognize and manage emotional distress that can improve the health of the entire family.
- Dec | 4 | 2020
In this recent presentation, Kristina Skarbinski, MSN, FNP-BC, describes both common and uncommon symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She then outlines management strategies including lifestyle modifications, types of medicine and surgical options.
- Nov | 24 | 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the delivery of mental health care. In addition, there is increasing evidence of a sudden need for mental and behavioral health care. As a result, there has been a quick expansion of telemental health.
- Nov | 12 | 2020
¿Se siente estresado por la pandemia? Descubra cómo las técnicas de atención plena y estos hábitos saludables para su mente pueden ayudar
En este seminario, Tanzi compartió algunas formas en que los clínicos—y todos los que sufren problemas de salud mental inducidos por la pandemia—pueden practicar la atención plena.