It Is National Nutrition Month

This March we have a reason to celebrate healthy eating and nutrition. National Nutrition Month is in March of each year and designated by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help promote nutrition education. This organization aids nutrition and food professionals with supporting the public in nutritional health.

Seeds

Nuts and seeds can be a good addition to a healthy diet. Learn how to incorporate them into your meals.

Pineapple Phil

We’ve talked about many different foods and their components over the past 150 weeks of Wellness Wednesdays. The benefits of diverse foods from produce to proteins, carbohydrates, and junk food.  Here is something you might not have seen yet! Today’s topic is all about pineapples. Apparently, pineapples have become an incredibly popular produce to consume…

Healthy is the New Skinny

Healthy starts with balanced intake…  Lean Protein, Whole Grain Carbohydrates, Healthy Fats, load up on Fruits and Veggies! Have Breakfast & Snacks  Spread your meals out all day long to keep you from over-eating in one setting. In a hurry? You can drink a smoothie or pre-mixed protein drink and carry snacks for between meals…

Manage Cravings

Managing food cravings can be a real struggle for many folks. Two main reasons I see people having pitfalls when it comes to healthy intake: 1) Unplanned Nutrition 2) Stress I have a common discussion with patients, clients, and students that focus on you choosing your food and prevent foods from choosing you. What do…

Chocolate, the Sweet Truth

Have you heard that chocolate can be beneficial for your health?  Is there such a thing as healthy chocolate? Chocolate’s reputation is changing. Many studies suggest that it can be a heart-healthy choice…in moderation. Several beneficial health compounds found in cocoa are flavanols, theobromine, and antioxidants.  Flavanols are the main type of flavonoid found in cocoa…

Protein! A Super Choice

Protein – Why do I need it?  Helps build muscle mass. Important for hair, skin, and nails. Can help prevent infection. Involved in the creation of some hormones. Important building block for blood and bones. How much do I need?  60-90 grams of protein per day for men. 50-80 grams of protein per day for…

Fiber Focus

 Why focus on fiber? Fiber is a property in food that aids the body in digestion, supports healthy blood sugar, and may reduce cholesterol. There are two main types of fiber and both can be beneficial for the body but act somewhat differently. There are two forms of fiber and they include soluble and insoluble….

The Potential Benefits of Tea

Aside from water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. It is estimated that tea can be found in 80% of U.S. households and that on any given day over half of the nation’s population consumes tea. Tea can be found in almost all restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, vending machines and retail shops…

Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers!

It’s now 2017 and a great place to begin a trend in evaluating your nutritional status. When was the last time you had a checkup, blood work drawn or your cholesterol checked? When something went wrong? Let us aim for prevention and not a health crisis this year. Let’s take a look at cholesterol, which…

Probiotics: How to Choose the Right One for You!

A while back you may have read our Wellness Wednesday post over the good kind of bacteria named probiotics. You learned that probiotics have been found to help with a variety of health conditions and have the potential benefits of boosting immunity, helping digestion, lessening allergies, and improving mood. It was also noted that probiotics…