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!

Managing Osteoarthritis with Avocado Soybean Unsaponifiables (ASUs)
If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you are probably familiar with the pain and swelling that comes with the cartilage and tissue breakdown between your joints. Thirty million Americans suffer from this disease, and most take prescription drugs to manage symptoms. This article will discuss recent research on an exciting alternative treatment that may aid in reversing the tissue damage: avocado...
Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products such as meat.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high total blood cholesterol. Therefore, many people want to know how to keep their cholesterol in a healthy range. In the video below, Amanda Haney discusses the difference between dietary and blood cholesterol. She...
Thryve Gut Health Review
Are you interested in learning more about how your gut plays a role in your overall health? Looking for custom dietary recommendations based on your gut microbiome? If this sounds like you, you'll love Thryve - a personal gut health program. In this article, I'll highlight what you need to know about Thryve, including...

RXBAR Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

RXBAR Review
The protein bar industry is booming as the desire for healthy convenience continues to rise. Many grab-and-go "nutrition" products contain a hodge-podge of strange ingredients - foreign to everyone except a chemist or food scientist. This brings about the question: what's healthy and what's not? Enter RXBAR - the protein bar for minimalists.  Owned by Kellogg, the company shamelessly labels the ingredients...
Kettle & Fire Bone Broth
Bone broth has gained tremendous momentum over the past couple of years. It's's promoted in wellness circles as an elixir to gut health, better sleep, and healthy skin and nails. It's a popular drink in the paleo community. It's's advocated amongst avid Whole30ers. The low carb to high protein ratio is quite appealing to the keto population. To no...
Green Chef Review
As a registered dietitian, I'm fascinated by all of the meal delivery services on the market! After trying two different meal delivery services with varying experiences, I was curious about Green Chef. In this article, I’ll give you a review of my first experience with Green Chef, focusing on preparation, nutrition, and flavor of the meals, as well as...
Vegetarian Pregnancy - 6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking
Nutrition plays an essential role in fetal growth and development. It's undoubtedly necessary for pregnant women to eat a balanced diet. This article will focus on vegetarianism, more specifically, lacto-ovo vegetarianism and veganism. I'll discuss essential nutrients for pregnancy while following a vegetarian eating style and how to select foods to meet nutrient needs. RELATED: 5 Questions You Must Ask Your...
The New and Improved FDA Food Label - A Registered Dietitian's Review
It's important to know what's in the food we routinely eat. Fortunately, food labels are getting a facelift, and it will be easier for consumers to interpret and understand the ingredients and nutrition labels. The nutrition facts label mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a tool that can help you make informed food choices. As of July...
Important Nutrition Tips If You Are Taking Warfarin (Coumadin)
Did your doctor recently prescribe Warfarin (Coumadin)? Are you interested in learning more about how this drug interacts with the foods you eat? If so, you're in the right place! In this video, Amanda Haney will talk about how your diet affects Warfarin and what you can do to ensure your medication is working properly. https://youtu.be/VXRrUvMQAu4 Continue reading for more information.  What is...
Prebiotics and probiotics are getting a lot of attention from nutrition and medical communities! Why? Many research studies are showing a wide variety of health benefits from these food components. In this article, I will review exactly what you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics. This includes ways both food components can benefit you as well as how...