Category: Health & Wellness

Happy Hydrating with 2Natural Blends!

Happy Hydrating with 2Natural Blends! Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Water is essential – we cannot live without it. Our bodies feel and function best when well-hydrated, and water is the top pick to meet that need. We also need water to support good performance in sports or any physical activity. But, we struggle to stay hydrated – busy…

Mussel Magic in March

Mussel Magic in March Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN  Senior Nutritionist March is warm and cold, sunny and snowy, cloudy and clear – every day is different.  As schedules heat up, having something easy on hand for a warm lunch or dinner is always a good idea. Pier 33 Mussels are frozen fresh and go from freezer to skillet. Easy…

Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine is Here!

Shingrix, The New Shingles Vaccine is Here! Written by Kim DeMagistris, PharmD, RPh Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets You may have heard about the shingles vaccine and wondered, “Should I get this new vaccine?” or “Do I need the new vaccine if I already received Zostavax?” Shingles is a painful rash that develops in about 30% of people.…

We ❤️ Pears in February

We ❤️ Pears in February Ellie Wilson MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Savvy seasonal eaters know a great secret – the luscious pear is at its peak during the winter months. Different varieties offer flavor adventures and fresh opportunities for a fast, functional snack. Packing six grams of fiber, Vitamin C, and 5% of the daily recommendation for potassium, pears are a…

Drink to Your ❤️ Health

Drink to Your ❤️ Health Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist   Did you know – your heart beats over 100,000 times per day? Something that works that hard for you needs good care and nutrition. Welch’s 100% Grape Juice can be part of your solution. Each glass is made with over 40 Concord grapes and delivers 250 mg of polyphenols…

New Year, New You

New Year, New You Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Happy New Year! The New Year is a time for a fresh start, and many people put their energy into wellness for their families and themselves. Making a plan is usually easier than sticking to it, but we want to help you find success, and offer some solutions highlighted by…

Resolution Solution

Resolution Solution Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist Happy, healthy New Year! Every January, I am asked to share the best ways to get started on a healthier lifestyle. My top picks are: Eat more seafood Eat more produce Drink more water “More” is the key. Adding beneficial foods and practices is far easier than taking anything away, and more…

Sweet Success – National Diabetes Month

Sweet Success – National Diabetes Month Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN   Senior Nutritionist When I was seeing patients with diabetes, one of their biggest frustrations was finding a low calorie sweetener that would taste good, be convenient and meaningfully help them manage sugar intake. The products available then had no calories, but they also did not have a good taste, and were hard…

More in the Store – Allergen Friendly and Gluten Free

More in the Store – Allergen Friendly and Gluten Free Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN, CDN  Senior Nutritionist   The annual Capital Region Allergen and Gluten Free Expo (http://www.allergenexpo.com/) will take place on October 21st, on the first floor at Crossgates Mall, from 10 AM to 3 PM, with 50 exhibits and educators sharing their expertise and products. This is a…

October is a #SeafoodParty!

October is a #SeafoodParty! Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist   October is National Seafood Month, and we always bring the best seafood to our communities, sourced by a great team. This year we partnered with Pier 33 Gourmet Seafood, a world leader in Ocean Raised Atlantic Salmon®. Pier 33 Gourmet Seafood (www.Pier33Gourmet.com) is committed to bringing highly nutritious, flavorful,…