The nutrition and weight management team at Digestive Care Center is proud to be your resource for the latest news in the world of nutrition and healthy eating. Visit often for tips, tricks and news that will help you achieve your goals. Have a topic you’re interested in learning more about? Suggest it to us by emailing the topic to Chelsey Kuper. Who knows? Maybe we’ll address your question and feature it in our next posting!

Sep. 15, 2016

Gastroparesis Mini Meal Ideas and Simple Recipes

A gastroparesis meal is one that is small (1 to 1 ½ cups of food), almost like a snack, and is low in fat and fiber. It is easy to rely too much on nutrient poor foods such as white breads, pastas, crackers, chips, and sweets when fiber is lowered. Below are convenient nutritious mini meal ideas and […]

Jul. 6, 2016

Protein Boost Oatmeal (Gluten Free and Low FODMAP)

This oatmeal is a great way to start your day! The balance of protein, carbs, and fat and high fiber content will help satisfy you, regulate your blood sugars, and give you energy. There are no added sugars and overall are very low in natural sugars. Only takes a few minutes to make and tastes […]

May. 3, 2016

Mini Meals for IBS

April was IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) awareness month. Let’s continue the awareness and support beyond April! Have you been told to eat 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day? Increase your fiber? Avoid gassy foods? Follow a low FODMAP diet? This might seem like a time consuming unachievable task, but let me help you! Below […]

Mar. 24, 2016

Creating a Healthy Eating Environment

Why create a healthy eating environment? Our daily food and beverage choices are largely impacted by what we surround ourselves with, what is visible and easily accessible to us. If healthy foods are more visible and accessible than unhealthy options, we are more likely to choose the healthy options and vice versa. Although we can’t […]

Dec. 17, 2015

An Ounce of Prevention: 4 Tips to Help Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women (American Cancer Society). According to the American Cancer Society, “Although our genes influence our risk of cancer, MOST OF THE DIFFERENCE IN CANCER RISK BETWEEN PEOPLE IS DUE TO FACTORS THAT ARE NOT […]

Aug. 17, 2015

Salad in a Jar for Digestive Health

Salad in a mason jar is a convenient fun way to pack a salad for lunch! It pours out perfectly into a bowl when you are ready to enjoy. Use the tips below to layer your salad for the best results. Layer 1: In the bottom of your mason jar, pour 2 Tbsp. light salad […]

Jul. 14, 2015

Eat a Protein Rich Breakfast: Benefits and Recipes

Benefits Studies show high-quality protein can improve satiety, help manage weight, and prevent chronic disease. Eating breakfast can help stabilize hunger for the entire day, especially if it includes protein. Protein reduces ghrelin (hormone that tells us we are hungry) levels best and generally increases leptin activity (hormone that decreases food intake and regulates energy […]

Jun. 3, 2015

Nutrition Fun Facts!

Did you know… Mangos are the most consumed fruit in the world. 1 cup of sliced mangos provides 100 calories with 3 grams of fiber (a good source) and 100% of your daily vitamin C needs. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin A, and folate. ( The liquid part of yogurt […]

Apr. 30, 2015

Hydrate For Health

By Alyssa Slater, Dietetic Intern from Purdue University You may not realize how many calories you are consuming from your drink. One can of soda has about 140 calories and a large fountain soda has about 365 calories! A large sweet tea from a fast food restaurant can amount to 230 calories! So what can […]