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. To shop all of our favorite nutrition products, visit our Amazon store!

Activated charcoal in powder and block form.
Making the rounds in the health industry is a dietary supplement known as activated charcoal (or activated carbon). It’s been gaining popularity as a powdered food additive that's added to things like pizza doughs, yogurts, tonic beverages and much more. While providing these foods with a rarely seen black coloring, most people find that it has no taste at...
Simple Meal Prep Solutions For the Busy Professional
Have you ever gotten so hungry while working that you ended up eating something that you wouldn’t have eaten otherwise? I can relate. Work gets busy and lunch gets pushed back. If you are working in an office, there is likely a snack machine in close proximity - silently but boldly demanding your money. Before you know it, you’ve...
Nutrition for Migraines (Including Triggers and Dietary Management)
Picture this: there’s a small man inside your head. He has an ice pick in his left hand and he’s jabbing it into your right temple. Over and over again, he won’t stop. Then he moves behind your eye. Jab jab jab. You’re trying to work but the sharp, debilitating pain won’t stop. You start to feel nauseated. You...
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...
Did you know that most Americans lack fiber? As a result, many people suffer from poor gut health from high fat and high sugar diets! This can lead to unnecessary constipation, irregular bowel movements, and other uncomfortable GI problems. In addition to fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, I am excited to share NuGo Fiber d’Lish bars are a great way...
Important Nutrition Tips If You Are Taking Warfarin (Coumadin)
Did your doctor recently prescribed you Warfarin (Coumadin)? Are you interested in learning more about how this drug interacts with the foods you eat? You've come to 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 If you don’t like the video...
How To Be Salt Savvy for Better Blood Pressure
Do you have high blood pressure? Even if you don’t know your blood pressure range, you could be in danger. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about ways you can limit your salt intake to lower your blood pressure. https://youtu.be/suekjY7Xd3s If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is a...
Freshly Review (Pros and Cons, Pricing, and More)
I enjoy cooking and it is often my favorite way to relax at the end of the day. But, I must admit, there are some days when cooking can feel like a chore. If you agree, there are probably times you want your meals to be one less thing to plan, prepare, and schedule. Honestly, I hear you! And Freshly...
The New and Improved FDA Food Label - A Registered Dietitian's Review
Learning about exactly what’s in the food we buy can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the old food labels are getting a facelift and will be easier to interpret and understand.  The nutrition facts label mandated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a tool that can help you make improved, more informed food choices. As of July 26, 2018, a...
When making changes for a healthier lifestyle, do you remember to include what you are drinking? Beverages are the number one source of added sugar in our diets, which increase your risk for tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Truth be told, a lot of empty calories and added sugar may be hiding in some of...