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!

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...
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 breakdown of the cartilage and tissue between your joints. 30 million Americans suffer from this disease and most take prescription drugs to manage their symptoms. In this video, I will discuss recent research on an exciting alternative treatment which not only...
It is no surprise that the diet industry is one of the biggest money-making industries. Why? So many people want to achieve a healthy weight and reduce their risk of serious health problems. As a registered dietitian, I want to help you find an eating plan that is safe, effective, and sustainable. If you have diabetes, high cholesterol, high...
Fat Facts - The Good, the Bad, and the Truth
Have you ever wondered if fat is healthy or unhealthy? If so, then this article is for you! It is true that fats are a very dense source of calories. In fact, there are 9 calories in one gram of fat. For comparison, carbohydrates and proteins have only 4 calories per gram. Regardless, this does not mean that eating...
Easy Ways To Reduce Food Waste & Be Environmentally Friendly
Living a healthier lifestyle and making more of your own meals comes with an often-overlooked consequence, more food waste. In fact, you may end up with leftover peels, stalks of vegetables, egg shells, coffee grounds, and bones that you toss in the trash. Below are a few easy ways to be more environmentally friendly by using the leftover scraps...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...