If you’ve recently visited the emergency care department or you’ve required cardiac care, you might be thinking of ways to improve your overall health. Managing your portion sizes can help you maintain a healthy weight, which in turn lowers your risk of serious health problems. You might be surprised at exactly how much food constitutes a serving size. For example, one serving size of pasta is only half a cup and one serving size of a pancake is about the size of a compact disc.
To learn more about serving sizes, watch this video presented by the American Heart Association. You’ll learn how to estimate the serving sizes of cheese, baked potatoes, and fish. You’ll also get a helpful hint that may help you limit the amount of food you eat while dining out.
Residents throughout Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, and North Port, FL are invited to explore the healthcare resources available at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. To speak with a registered nurse, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 685-1599.