Penn State Hershey Clinical Nutrition
Penn State Hershey Clinical Nutrition is focused on educating you on a healthy lifestyle, helping you manage your chronic illness, and minimizing the impact of nutrition factors that might prolong your stay if you were to require hospitalization. We also conduct nutrition research and educate the next generation of health professionals. Our dietitians provide services to children and adults throughout the Penn State Hershey system.
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Berries for Health
The Perfect Pick
Berries deliver Vitamin C, fiber, and a wonderful taste of summer. Berries contribute phytochemicals to the diet. Phytochemicals may guard the body from heart disease and cancer. When selecting berries, look for firm, plump ones without bruises. Wash berries just before eating to extend the shelf life. Store unwashed berries in the refrigerator for three to six days. Berries are a perfect snack food. They are generally low in carbohydrate and calories and high in water. Berries can be added to smoothies, cereal, or yogurt. They can be tossed in a salad or used as a dessert.
Currant-Vitamin C and fiber.
Raspberry-Low in calories and high in Vitamin C
Blueberry-May provide heart health and cancer-fighting benefits
Gooseberry-High in Vitamin C
Cranberry-May play a role in preventing recurring urinary tract infections
Strawberry-High in folate
Goji Berry-Excellent source of Vitamins A and C
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