Healthy Diet

Put the autumn comfort food on hold. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy healthy meals on the barbecue. Overlook Medical Center’s Chef Todd has a recipe for orange tarragon chicken that will make your grill the envy of the neighborhood. It uses basic ingredients to prepare a tasty marinade and dressing and the total cooking time is just six to eight minutes. Get the full recipe >

Healthy Diet Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

New Vitality: Ask the Dietitian
An Overlook Medical Center clinical dietitian will provide healthy eating tips and explain how good nutrition can help prevent cancer.
Thursday, October 10; 9:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Super Foods for Fall: What Color Is Your Diet?
A registered dietitian will discuss the seasonal foods that have the most health benefits.
Tuesday, November 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Healthy Holiday Eating with Diabetes
An interactive lecture and cooking demonstration will show you how to enjoy tasty holiday meals while still managing your blood sugar.
Thursday, November 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >

Healthy Diet Articles

What's the Right Balance of Fats and Carbs?

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 -- What is the perfect amount of fats and carbohydrates for a healthy diet? Scientists from McMaster University in Canada analyzed food diaries from more than 135,000 people in 18 countries around the world to find out.

The answer supports the old adage that moderation is good for your heart and a longer life, specifically that eating moderate amounts of carbs and fats rather than very high or very low intakes of either is better for you -- with a few twists.

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Fast-Food Joints on Your Way to Work? Your Waistline May Widen

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 -- McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, KFC: If you pass by these and other fast-food outlets on your daily commute, weight gain might be the result, new research shows.

People tempted by more fast-food restaurants going to and from work tended to have a higher BMI (body mass index) than people who didn't, the researchers said. The study involved more than 700 female elementary school employees living in and around New Orleans.

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