By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Americans enjoy eating out. It’s convenient, and we like to have someone else do the cooking and cleanup. We spend a lot of money eating meals away from home or bringing in carry-out. It’s estimated that half of our food dollars are now spent in… Read More #Essentia Health Tips | Making healthier choices when dining out
By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. a new twist on zucchini with “Zoodles” It is the A to Z time of summer: August brings an overabundance of zucchini. Zucchini is exploding in our gardens and filling up stands at farmers’ markets. What do we do with this green… Read More #Essentia Health Tips | Try a new twist on zucchini with “Zoodles”
Swimmer’s itch is an uncomfortable but harmless skin rash that you can’t see when you step out of the water after a swim, but boy, can you feel them later. What is Swimmer’s Itch? Swimmer’s itch (cercarial dermatitis) – also known as “duck itch” or “lake itch” – is microscopic parasites lurking in lake water,… Read More #Esssentia Health Tip: Swimmer’s Itch Getting Under your Skin?
July even brings blueberry festivals in the Northland. Iron River, Wisconsin, celebrates blueberries on July 22-23 while Ely, Minnesota, celebrates July 28-30. Blueberries are often featured in desserts and sweets such as blueberry muffins and blueberry pie. The added sugar may negate their health benefits. This summer, stretch your taste buds and try blueberries in… Read More #Essentia Health Tips | Blueberries are packed with nutrition