A Healthier U

Many of you have already dusted off your backyard grill in preparation for a summer of grilling fun, but did you know that there is a right way and a wrong way to grill? Research has shown that overcooking and under cooking your food on a grill can increase your risk for illness and possibly cancer. Here are some helpful tips from University of Utah Health Care to help you stay healthy this summer.

Good Grilling


green smoothies
Just because it’s a smoothie, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. These cool drinks may have a reputation as a healthful food, but beware: Many contain more calories and fat than a fast-food meal and more sugar than a milkshake. Rather than banish smoothies from your diet, try one of these recipes for lighter versions.

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For many people, warm weather means flip-flops, sandals and bare feet. But if you’re heading to a salon for a pampering pedicure, don’t leave with more than you bargained for. “Infections after manicures and pedicures, including bacterial infections and athlete’s foot, can occur if certain precautions are not taken,” says Erika Summers, M.D., a dermatologist at University of Utah Health Care. Here are some additional ways to reduce your risk.
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