Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

There is a variety of low calorie or no calorie artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes to choose from.  These products are some of the most heavily studied food ingredients around the world — with hundreds of studies reporting their safety — yet there still remains much controversy and misunderstanding about whether artificial sweeteners are safe […]

5 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means many sweet little indulgences are probably in your future. But what can you do if you and/or your significant other are trying to be more health conscious? Here are five healthy alternatives to help you satisfy your – and your loved one’s – sweet tooth this […]

Live Chat Recap with Exercise and Nutrition Experts

OSF Saint Anthony hosted its first live Facebook Q & A session, during which OSF exercise and nutrition experts answered your burning questions about diet and exercise. Our experts for this chat were Christy Eldridge, manager of OSF Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, and Nathan Hamman, registered/licensed dietitian at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. If you missed the […]

3 Easy Tricks to Make Your Favorite Baked Goods Healthier

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean you left your love for baked goods under the Christmas tree. If you’re looking for ways to be healthier this year, here are three easy tricks to make your favorite baked goods a little healthier: 1. Decrease fat Switch to egg whites. If a recipe calls […]