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I [Heart] Recipes: Sweet ‘N Savory Sweet Potato Fries

Categories: Blog, I [heart] Recipes
Know your potatoes! Compared to white potatoes, sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index and provide plenty of vitamin A to support eye health. Fiber found in this root vegetable also helps with blood glucose control and weight management, while the potassium helps control blood pressure. Rooting For Your Health: What makes a root vegetable? Well, …

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What Are The Healthiest Carbs to Eat? Ask A Nutritionist.

Categories: Ask a Nutritionist, Blog, Health Check
Joanne M. Gallivan, M.S., R.D.N. is a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and volunteer at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Prior to joining the Clinic, she served as the Director of the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP). Carbs-good guy or the enemy? And what are the healthiest carbs to eat? Carbs -or Carbohydrates – have been given …

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Will a Flu Shot Give Me The Flu?

Categories: Blog, Common Concerns
As the Charleston heat begins to cool and the Lowcountry autumn creeps in, the “dreaded” signs begin to pop up: Flu Shot Immunizations Here!  Think you can sneak by without getting vaccinated again this year? Why would you want to! Consider a few important reasons why you should take the plunge and get jabbed: The flu shot will NOT …

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Healthy Bagged Lunch Ideas

Categories: Blog, Health Check
After a long break, we’re back to those Back-to-School (or work) Lunches – and with it, a chance for everyone to start fresh with a few nutritional goals! Incorporating some healthy bagged lunch ideas into the mix will keep the whole family on target for a productive school and work year. Kids aren’t the only …

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