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!

Home Chef Review
Recently, my family and I tried Home Chef on a recommendation from a co-worker. I was a bit hesitant because I have become accustomed to doing my own grocery shopping and thinking up dinner on my way home from work. Choosing what to have for dinner a week in advance, and having the ingredients show up at my door,...
a2 Milk Review
You may have noticed a new brand of milk while doing your grocery shopping called a2 Milk. If you are wondering how this product is different than other milk products on the shelf, look no further! In this review, I will discuss what makes a2 Milk unique, who may benefit from this product, and other important things to consider. How is a2 Milk...
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...
Ripple Pea Milk Review
When searching for non-dairy milk, there are the usual suspects: soy, rice, almond, and coconut or a blend. A relatively new product is giving shoppers a vegan, nut, gluten, and soy-free, dairy alternative: pea milk. Green peas are legumes that contain protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. A nutrition-packed food, to say the least. When made into milk,...
10 Alternatives To Candy For Your Trick-or-Treaters
Sometimes I feel like there is candy, cookies, and cake around every corner. In fact, school birthdays, family parties, team snack bags, and all the holidays seem to drown our children in sweets. Eating excess amounts of added sugar not only contributes to the obesity epidemic but also can damage your heart. So, this Halloween, instead of grabbing a...
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....
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...
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...