Nutrition

Nutrition

Our nutrition team covers several topics including healthy eating, food trends, diets, meals, snacks, and more. They also put together in-depth nutrition-focused product and service reviews. Wondering where to start? Check out our posts on food portion sizes, fat facts, and the DASH diet. To shop all of our favorite nutrition products, visit our Amazon store!

Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are over-the-counter supplements. To our benefit, they mimic specific vitamins and minerals found naturally in whole foods. In my experience, many parents want to know if a daily multivitamin is necessary for their children. My answer to them depends on a few factors.  In the video below, Amanda Haney unveils what you need to know about multivitamins for children. https://youtu.be/_vTVGjly3hA Continue...
Beans are a tremendous source of insoluble fiber.
Dietary fiber is the portion of plant foods that your body can't digest. Fiber is a type of healthy carbohydrate, also known as complex carbohydrates. Because it's unable to be digested, insoluble and soluble fiber provides many health benefits as they move through your GI tract. Below is a breakdown of the difference between the two. In the video below,...
Hand expression of breast milk is a great way to get milk out of your breast without using a breast pump. It can be especially helpful with breast stimulation after birth, engorgement relief, increasing milk supply, and getting your baby interested in latching. In this article, I'm going to walk you through the simple process of hand expression. In the video...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “superfoods” because of their health attributes. However, be careful because this term may be overused for marketing. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about the many health benefits of phytochemicals. https://youtu.be/pIOdaczgDVI Continue reading for more information.  Types...
What You Need To Know About Your Newborn's Stomach Size
When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will ever be! Their stomach will slowly stretch over the first weeks of breastfeeding. However, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk, or you may feel that your baby isn’t getting enough milk. You're not alone. No need to worry!  In the video below, Sarah...
Citrate helps prevents kidney stones and is in lemonade.
Have you ever passed a kidney stone? If so, you know how painful it can be! I've met women who would rather deliver a baby. Fortunately, there are a few diet changes that can help prevent kidney stone formation. In this article, I'll highlight 5 nutrition recommendations to help prevent kidney stones including hydration, sodium intake, citrate, oxalates, and animal...
For grains, most men need 7-8 ounce equivalents and most women need 6 ounce equivalents (Cake Wrapper).
Losing weight is not easy. You may want to lose a few pounds but don't know where to start. Or, perhaps you are in the process of making lifestyle changes and want to know how to take your progress to the next level. Regardless of your situation, I highly recommend portion control! Proper serving sizes is a productive first...
Constipation - How To Prevent & Relieve This Painful Condition
Most of us have dealt with constipation at some point. Sometimes it's an occasional issue, and other times it's a constant, chronic issue that may cause a lot of ongoing discomforts. In this article, I'm going to discuss three tips to prevent and relieve constipation. In the video below, Amanda Legro discusses ways to prevent and relieve constipation. https://youtu.be/iBiHjIprXgk Continue reading for more information. It...
This is a pile of sugar.
The average American consumes a large amount of added sugars. Unfortunately, this can lead to obesity and other health problems. Eating sugary food adds extra calories and often replaces foods high in nutrients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses what you need to know about the hidden sugars found in everyday foods. https://youtu.be/RZ0N14iusI4 Continue...
PlateJoy Review
When I prepare my grocery list, I can spend hours looking up recipes on Pinterest and nutrition blogs. I've discovered that searching for creative, appetizing, and healthy meals is not an easy task. When I don't have time to do this, I find myself in a rut of cooking the same meals or not planning at all and surviving...