Nina Marinello

Position: Albany Times Union

Cream cut helps waistline

What’s the healthiest way to lighten your coffee? Anyone who has tried to cut calories by switching from cream to skim milk in their coffee knows that it’s not an easy transition. I often hear...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

What's worse: Fat or sugar?

Q: Which is worse; too much sugar, or too much fat?A: Too much of either one isn't good.Sometimes, we try to make a better choice between a food that's high in fat and one that's low in fat but may...

DATE: June 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy eating can be taken to extreme

Dear Healthy Professor: Is it possible to eat too healthy?Answer: I think so. We all know someone who is obsessed with eating healthy. Have you ever gone to a restaurant withsomeone who is overly...

DATE: April 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy food can help bust winter blahs

Dear Healthy Professor: Winter seems to have zapped all my energy! What can I do?Answer: It's normal to feel a bit more tired this time of year. Cold weather and lack of sun brings out the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Bugs, eyeballs, intestines: Culture tells us if they're tasty

Eating out of your comfort zone can be a bit unsettling for the culinarily timid. Whether you are eating in someoneelse's kitchen, a college cafeteria or a foreign country, new foods can be...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

'Tis the season for overeating

Dear Healthy Professor: Why do I always start gaining weight this time of year?Answer: Colder temperatures drive us back indoors to cook more, bake more and eat more. The fall marks the beginning...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Cutting out confusion over carbs

Dear Healthy Professor: My doctor said if I want to lose weight, I should cut out carbohydrates. How do I do this?A: Carbohydrates supply about half of all the energy our body uses to keep our...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Bad Rap

Dear Healthy Professor: My 10-year-old daughter came home from camp yesterday and told me that a child in her lunch group said cookies were bad for her. How would you handle this situation?Answer:...

DATE: July 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Protein makes the body go

Protein plays a vital role in maintaining health. Proteins are part of the structural components of cells, tissues, organs and bones.They act as enzymes that digest food and propel chemical...

DATE: May 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Nip night snacks to lose weight

It's not when you eat, but how much you eat that has the biggest influence on your weight. We all need a certain amount of calories during a 24-hour period to maintain our weight. Even though we...

DATE: April 1, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

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