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

Antioxidants and Free Radicals

I know you have heard of antioxidants and free radicals but would you be able to explain what they are or what they do? Free Radicals: Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons. These scavenger free radical molecules are missing an electron in their outer shells and will … Continue reading Antioxidants and Free Radicals

Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

Here we go, continuing with me being transparent and honest in EVERYTHING I eat this week. Another disclaimer.. I get free meals at work so sometimes when there is something crazy unhealthy on my food log, I will bet its due to it being the only option at work. Who isn't a fan of free … Continue reading Day Two Food Log of a Dietitian

SHARING RECIPES!

I had to brag on these two websites for having some of the most delicious recipes (as well as easiest recipes) ever! I tried "No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars" and it literally took me 5 minutes to make and then I chilled the granola overnight. The next morning I packaged the granola into individual bars and I … Continue reading SHARING RECIPES!

Super-food of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

I present monthly super-food education talks with the assisted-living community I work with and it is one of my favorite things to do. The ladies love learning unique nutrition facts about foods and they especially  love  sweet potatoes since they are associated with anti-aging benefits - good thing we have sweet potatoes on the menu every day!. Nutrition Facts: Sweet potatoes are … Continue reading Super-food of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Flexitarian Diet and the Research Behind It

Recently I have been asked about my thoughts on the up and coming Flexitarian Diet, I thought this was another great opportunity to share with you guys (who might have similar questions about this new diet term). "A flexitarian or semi-vegetarian diet (SVD) is one that is primarily vegetarian with the occasional inclusion of meat or … Continue reading Flexitarian Diet and the Research Behind It

Why Do Dietitians Encourage Carbohydrate Counting versus Just Portion Control

    Many of you may not know this but I currently work as a Nutrition Care Manager, Registered Dietitian, and Food-service Manager at a Continuing Care Retirement Community. This versatile position helps me grow and learn in regards to management of employees, food-service, and clinical nutrition issues. I NEVER have a dull day... that … Continue reading Why Do Dietitians Encourage Carbohydrate Counting versus Just Portion Control