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!

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...
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...
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...
Top Food Safety Tips To Avoid Foodborne Illnesses
When you are preparing to enjoy a meal with your family or friends, getting sick is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, if you have ever had a foodborne illness, referred to as gastroenteritis, you know you would do anything to prevent it.  Unfortunately, symptoms can range from inconvenient nausea to serious organ failure or even...
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...