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!

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...
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...