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Emily Dionne, Registered Dietitian, South Shore Medical Center

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Mango Salsa Recipe

This zesty salsa is the perfect way to spice up a summer cookout! During the warmer months, many people enjoy snacking on nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables because they are light and flavorful. The nutrition team at South Shore Medical Center recommends this recipe, which combines mango with plenty of fresh ingredients to make a delicious and healthy summer dip.

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Ways to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

More than 60 percent of Americans eat at least one meal in a restaurant each week. While it can be fun to let someone else handle the cooking and cleaning of a few meals, it can be tough to stick to your nutrition goals when you aren’t preparing your own food.

Here are a few tips to make sure dining out doesn’t negatively affect your health.

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Translating the Nutrition Facts Label

Choosing which foods to eat can be challenging. When you’re trying to eat healthfully, it can be hard to sort fact from fiction. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires most food companies to add a Nutrition Facts label to their products.

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Five Ways to Spot and Avoid a Fad Diet

With infomercials, books and magazines bombarding us with information about diet plans and their promises of fast and easy weight loss, it’s easy to get sucked into the vortex of these “quick fixes” when trying to get to a healthier weight.

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4 Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

The holidays are here, and even if you posess a superhuman amount of willpower, it is challenging to maintain a healthy diet with goodies coming at you in the office, at parties, and at home.  

Stay the course without denying yourself of the holiday treats. These four tips that can help you keep holiday weight gain at bay.

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Game-Day Snacks Made Healthy (Recipe Included!)

Watching our favorite teams compete on the gridiorn is one of the best things about fall.

One of the best things about football season? The game-day snacks.

Whether you're pulling out a hibachi grill in the parking lot at your team's stadium or whipping up a feast to serve in front of the television, everyone enjoys snacking during a game. But there's a downside: Many of the traditional tailgate foods can wreak havoc on your health. But there are healthy alternatives that are just as tasty as their heavier counterparts.

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Ten Healthy Alternatives to Popular Summer Staples

It’s that time of year that all of us in New England have been looking forward to for so long: summer! Barbecues and cookouts are one of the most beloved traditions of summer, but they can derail your healthy eating goals. Most barbeques include lots of unhealthy, high calorie foods. Some of the most popular staples include greasy and loaded-with-fat entrées and sides and super-sweet desserts that are chockfull of sugar.

The good news is that by taking a few simple steps, you can make the traditional, not-so-healthy cookout cuisine a thing of the past.  And summer makes it easy to incorporate a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as many are at the peak of freshness this time of year.

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