Nutrition

Nutrition

Our nutrition team covers several topics including healthy eating, food trends, diets, and more. They also put together in-depth product and service reviews. Wondering where to start? Check out our posts on food portion sizes, fat facts, and the DASH diet. If you like our posts, subscribe to our newsletter!

Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are supplements that can be purchased over the counter. 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...
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 both provide many health benefits as they move through your GI tract. Below is a breakdown of the difference between the two.  In the video...
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 early breast stimulation after birth, if you experience engorgement, increasing your milk supply, or getting your baby interested in latching by putting a drop or two of milk on their lips. As...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of important health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “super foods” because of these benefits. 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 If you don’t like...
What You Need To Know About Your Newborn's Stomach Size
When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will be for their entire life! In fact, their stomach will slowly stretch over the first couple weeks of breastfeeding. Still, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk. Or, you may feel like that your baby isn’t getting enough milk in the first few...
Citrate helps prevents kidney stones and is in lemonade.
Have you ever passed a kidney stone before? If so, you know it's terrible! I've met women who would rather deliver a baby! Fortunately, there are a few dietary changes you can make to help prevent their formation. In the video below, Dr. James Farrell discusses dietary recommendations that help prevent kidney stones. https://youtu.be/M2DhPmc2GN4 If you don’t like the video or want more...
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 be looking to lose a few pounds and 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! Eating the proper serving size is a...
Constipation - How To Prevent & Relieve This Painful Condition
At some point in your life, you have probably dealt with constipation! Sometimes it is occasional, like from a change in eating patterns or travel. Other times it is a constant issue that you can’t quite seem to get rid of! In the video below, Amanda Legro discusses ways to prevent and relieve constipation. https://youtu.be/iBiHjIprXgk If you don’t like the video or want...
This is a pile of sugar.
On average, Americans consume a large amount of added sugars! Sadly, this can lead to obesity and other health problems. Eating sugary foods 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 If you...
NuGo Slim Protein Bars
Does this sound familiar? You’re at the grocery store and you see an aisle full of enticing protein bars. They’re packaged with beautiful photos and fancy names, promising a delicious and flavorful experience. Intrigued, you purchase a few, store them away and pull them out when you’re in need of a tasty boost in your day. While many of...