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Not All Calories Are Created Equal

For decades, we've been taught that weight loss comes down to the simple idea of "calories in versus calories out." This equation is simple and can ...

KaƱiwa: The Next Superfood?

People are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest foods to help enhance their health and prevent risk of disease. The term "superfood" has ...

Four "Bad" Foods That Are Actually Good for You

As a dietitian, I sometimes find people carefully watching what I choose to eat. The common misconception is that while I have a healthy lifestyle and ...

Carbs and Dairy: Is It Really Safe to Skip Them?

As a child, I was taught that my meals needed to come from 4 simple food groups: grains, seafood/meats (including beans), dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese), and ...

How Do Nutrition Needs Change with Age?

As a dietitian who primarily works with children, I receive a lot of questions about whether or not nutrition needs change or increase as a child ...

Quick, Healthy Snacks and Lunches-To-Go

When life gets busy, eating right can be hard to do. Our increasingly chaotic lifestyles are jam-packed with so many long hours working, taking care of ...

US News Ranks the "Best Diets"

US News and World Report recently released with a ranking of twenty diets. Their findings were based on seven criteria: short term weight loss, long term ...

Nutrition and Exercise: Eating to Fuel Your Workouts

World-class athletes know that success depends on training and nutrition. They carefully choose the foods they eat, so the right combination of nutrients will fuel them ...

16 Surprising Sources of Protein

Protein does more than just build strong muscles. It also strengthens bones, increases satiety, protects against heart disease, and helps support a healthy immune system. We ...

Eat This, Not That: A Comparison of Two Meal Plans

Every day, we are constantly faced with choices about what to eat. For most of us, it's got to be quick and easy, and it's got ...

3 Steps to Smart Snacking

If you ask anyone in the health profession how often you should eat, you will most likely be told to eat 5 to 6 small meals spread out ...

A Dietitian's Take on the New MyPlate

The USDA's familiar MyPyramid has just been replaced with MyPlate. The consensus seems to be that this new model is simpler and easier to understand than ...

What Nutrition Is in Soy Protein?

Nutrition from soy protein has been much lauded for its beneficial health effects. Proponents of soy protein say that it helps prevent heart disease, breast and ...

Protein: How Much Is Too Much?

Our body can't do without its daily dose of proteins. Proteins are one of the three macronutrients that the human body needs to create the hormones ...

Ways to Turn Pasta into a Complete Protein

With low carbohydrate diets all the rage, most people have done their best to avoid all wheat products, especially pasta. But once you understand the ways ...

Naturally Combating Hyperthyroidism And Involuntary Weight Loss

Hyperthyroidism, which is also referred to as thyrotoxicosis, is a condition in which an overactive thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones that circulate ...

Calcium For Women

Calcium for women is essential through every phase of life. It is needed to help build strong bones and teeth, and it also helps to regulate ...

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