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!

There’s a lot to love about the holiday season – the colors, the celebrations, and of course, the food! One of my personal favorite fall food items is the pumpkin. Most of the time, the foods associated with pumpkin just have pumpkin flavoring, such as pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, and let’s not forget the pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks....
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...
Is the Ketogenic Diet Your Key To Weight Loss Success
You have probably heard people promoting the ketogenic diet for weight loss. It's the newest fad diet people are raving about, but it is right for you? Even more important, is it safe, reliable, and sustainable? Continue reading as I go over exactly what you need to know about the ketogenic diet! In this video, Amanda Haney weighs in on...
How To Treat Iron Deficiency Anemia
Have you been feeling fatigued, weak, or short of breath? Are you easily chilled (including cold hands and feet) and having headaches. If so, you may have iron deficiency anemia. In this video, Amanda Haney will teach you about iron deficiency anemia, including what it is and how you can improve it by consuming foods high in iron.  https://youtu.be/U8ve5sQ2pmA If you don’t like...
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...
To be honest, I've only been using one meal delivery company for the past 3 years. Therefore, I was really excited to branch out and try something new for this review. In this article, I’ll provide you with an honest review of HelloFresh that includes pros and cons, key features, nutritional highlights, and my personal experience. Try HelloFresh and get $80 off...
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...
Blue Apron Review
My friends and clients have asked me for years about my professional opinion of food delivery services. Since I've been using Blue Apron for almost 3 years, and have become very familiar with their food delivery service, I didn’t have to go far to bring you this review. In this article, I'll provide you with a complete review of...
Lactose Intolerance - How To Enjoy Dairy
Many Americans suffer from lactose intolerance. Lactose is the milk sugar in milk and dairy products. Lactose intolerance occurs when your body does not have enough of the enzyme to digest, or breakdown, this milk sugar. If you're lactose intolerant, you may experience painful stomach cramps, gas, or diarrhea when you eat or drink dairy products. In the video below,...