Susannah Southern

last updated 4/26/2018

Susannah Southern

Clinical Nutrition Manager at Rex Healthcare Inc

Location:
4207 Lake Boone Suite 210, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(919) 784-3100

General Information

Experience

Clinical Dietitian - University of North Carolina

Dietitian In the Department of Family Medicine - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Recent News  

2010 October | Health Fit For Life

Even though there are claims that dark chocolate can improve blood flow and blood vessel function while possibly lowering blood pressure, according to Susannah Southern, RD, LDN, dietitian [...]

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Halloween...eh, a healthful holiday? | Health Fit For Life

Even though there are claims that dark chocolate can improve blood flow and blood vessel function while possibly lowering blood pressure, according to Susannah Southern, RD, LDN, dietitian in Department of Family Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Halloween candy: Facts and myths | Maximum Candy Recipes

"It's pretty exciting," said Susannah Southern, RD, LDN, a dietitian in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
But before you fill your cauldron with the magical stuff, remember that chocolates are high in saturated fat, which nutritionists blame for raising cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Researchers are still uncertain about how much dark chocolate you should eat to attain maximum benefits to your circulatory system, Southern said. But sugary snacks can still pack plenty of empty calories, Southern said. "I can eat a lot of Twizzlers before I get full," she said. Like alcohol, candy is considered a discretionary calorie, which means that it contains no nutritional value. In order to meet nutritional needs, most Americans should only consume 100 to 200 discretionary calories each day. But the majority of people actually eat 400 discretionary calories a day, Southern said. "Sugar is replacing what we really need to be eating, and just popping a vitamin pill doesn't really do the same thing," she said. To do so, avoid using candy as a reward or a punishment, Southern said.

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