Nutrition

Nutrition

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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 want to lose a few pounds but 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! Proper serving sizes is a productive first...
Citrate helps prevents kidney stones and is in lemonade.
Have you ever passed a kidney stone? If so, you know how painful it can be! I've met women who would rather deliver a baby. Fortunately, there are a few diet changes that can help prevent kidney stone formation. In this article, I'll highlight 5 nutrition recommendations to help prevent kidney stones including hydration, sodium intake, citrate, oxalates, and animal...
What You Need To Know About Your Newborn's Stomach Size
When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will ever be! Their stomach will slowly stretch over the first weeks of breastfeeding. However, you may feel like your breasts aren’t producing a lot of milk, or you may feel that your baby isn’t getting enough milk. You're not alone. No need to worry!  In the video below, Sarah...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “superfoods” because of their health attributes. However, be careful because this term may be overused for marketing. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about the many health benefits of phytochemicals. https://youtu.be/pIOdaczgDVI Continue reading for more information.  Types...
Multivitamins for Children - Exactly What You Need To Know
Multivitamins are over-the-counter supplements. To our benefit, they mimic specific vitamins and minerals found naturally in whole foods. In my experience, many parents want to know if a daily multivitamin is necessary for their children. My answer to them depends on a few factors.  In the video below, Amanda Haney unveils what you need to know about multivitamins for children. https://youtu.be/_vTVGjly3hA Continue...
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 breast stimulation after birth, engorgement relief, increasing milk supply, and getting your baby interested in latching. In this article, I'm going to walk you through the simple process of hand expression. In the video...
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 provides many health benefits as they move through your GI tract. Below is a breakdown of the difference between the two. In the video below,...