A Dietitian’s Staple Foods List (get ready for a read!)

Staples Why Grains Quinoa ·         My favorite carbohydrate side dish that you can pair with just about anything! (Example: one pot skillet meal – quinoa, chicken, and veggies with your choice of sauce or seasoning). ·         Quinoa is a complete protein and a great source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and potassium. ·         … Continue reading A Dietitian’s Staple Foods List (get ready for a read!)

Best Resources for Healthy Recipes and Nutrition Education

Research on food and nutrition is constantly expanding and growing, guidelines are changing daily and new fad diets + "superfoods" are becoming trends everyday. As dietitians, our job is to keep up-to-date on nutrition information so that we can counsel our clients and patients appropriately with research based evidence (not just reading a web article and believing everything we … Continue reading Best Resources for Healthy Recipes and Nutrition Education

Lets Talk About Flax-seeds

Continuing with my trend on the health benefits of seeds, today I am discussing flaxseeds and all the goodies they contain as well as why they are a great addition to your daily intake! Flax comes in multiple forms that include flaxseed oil and ground flaxseed. The ground version is recommended by many experts due … Continue reading Lets Talk About Flax-seeds

Lets Talk about Chia Seeds

Functional foods with multiple health benefits are all the rage these days. The use of food as thy medicine is growing (which is wonderful) but sometimes people don't actually know the health claims behind their favorite functional foods. Dietitians are working to providing education to those who may not know as much about food and … Continue reading Lets Talk about Chia Seeds

The Bulletproof Coffee Trend

What is it? Created by Dave Asprey (a technology entrepreneur and businessmen) Bulletproof Coffee, which contains three ingredients: unsalted grass-fed butter, Brain Octane oil (extracted from coconut and palm kernels), and coffee made with mold-free, lab-tested beans, has health claims that include curbing hunger, burning more fat, weight loss, and optimizing brain function. Asprey Claims: The … Continue reading The Bulletproof Coffee Trend

All About Yogurt

Did you know that yogurt consumption has been associated with higher nutrient intakes, better diet quality and improved metabolic profiles in adults? Recent studies show that children who consumed yogurt daily had lower blood pressure, lower HgbA1c levels, and smaller hip circumferences than children who did not consume yogurt in their diet or infrequently consumed … Continue reading All About Yogurt

Why I Switched from Coffee to Tea

I was a complete coffee addict, I HAD to have it every morning and if I did not drink my cup of coffee than I was grumpy, irritable, and most likely I had a killer headache. Although coffee has proven health benefits that I will list below, I didn't like the attachment I had to … Continue reading Why I Switched from Coffee to Tea

Fertility and Nutrition

Recent studies and articles have piqued my interest in nutrition and the affects it has on male and females in regards to fertility. I have taken the most up-to-date research based evidence to give a list of foods and nutrients that have been shown to provide benefits while attempting to become pregnant if included in … Continue reading Fertility and Nutrition

What About Cholesterol

Cholesterol: a wax consistency, fat-like substance found in all cells in the body Where does it come from? some cholesterol is made in your body by your liver, other sources of cholesterol come from the food you eat. The cholesterol that comes from food is referred to as dietary cholesterol. Cholesterol cannot dissolve in the blood so … Continue reading What About Cholesterol

The Low-Down on Added Sugars

Sugar is a carbohydrate that comes in many forms. There are added sugars like table sugar, honey, molasses, corn syrup, and then there are natural sugars found in fruit and milk. Natural sugars found in fruit  are called fructose Natural sugars found in milk are called lactose Eating sugar does not cause diabetes but eating … Continue reading The Low-Down on Added Sugars

Herbs and Spices for Health

Herbs & spices add flavor to cooking without adding salt, excess fat and artificial chemicals additives. Using herbs to flavor food is especially recommended for people watching their sodium intake and wanting to avoid adding high salt seasoning blends to meals. They also contain health benefits that not many people are familiar with due to their vitamin, … Continue reading Herbs and Spices for Health

Super-food: Cranberries

Cranberries are a versatile and easy-to-use fruit with year-round appeal for a variety of meals. You can find dried and frozen cranberries, along with cranberry juice and sauce year-round. Cranberries offer big health benefits in a little package, offering unique polyphenols not commonly found in other fruits. A serving of fresh cranberries is a good … Continue reading Super-food: Cranberries