Does Processed = bad? Not Always ________________________________ Processed food tends to be viewed in a negative light, but the bad press isn’t always deserved. While some processed foods contain items that we should be limiting for better health, some are actually very good choices. What Does Processed Mean? Processing is a huge category that includes … Continue reading Does Processed Always Mean Stay Away?
Apples alone won’t keep the doctor away, but they can be a step in the right direction! Apples are delicious, low in calories, natural mouth fresheners and full of fiber and other health-promoting nutrients. Nutrition Facts: Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has 5 grams of fiber. Apples ripen … Continue reading Superfood: Apples
My sister had some questions for me about herbal supplements and the benefits vs. cons of them. Are they really worth the money? Will they really benefit me? Here is my low down on three of the new "superfoods." Disclaimer: I always recommend that if you are on multiple prescription medications that you consult with … Continue reading Dietary and Herbal Supplements
As a Registered Dietitian in the Clinical setting I am bombarded with random nutrition questions all day long. The questions could range from weight loss to resveratrol, from what is a carbohydrate to how much potassium should I consume a day? Because of the wide array of nutrition questions I answer daily, I decided that I … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions.
I am currently working on the Gastrointestinal Surgery floor as a clinical dietitian, so GI conditions are pretty much what I live and breath. I have had a lot of co-workers/co-dietitians ask me what type of diet I recommend for diverticulosis patients. I have had so many people ask me this that I thought I … Continue reading Diverticulosis: Nutrition Standpoint
Hello Readers! I have a friend who recently ended her engagement and reached out to me for some expert advice on weight loss and healthy eating. She stated that she no longer felt confident in her body and her Doctor had placed her on metformin for blood sugar issues (pre-diabetic). While coming up with information … Continue reading Quick, On the go, weight loss tips.