Healthful Bread: How to Choose One

Have you been searching for a healthful bread? Join the club! There are a dizzying number of breads to choose from in the average grocery store. These tips will help you to choose one that is worth your money! “Made with Whole-Grain” is No Guarantee If a package states that a food is “made with…

Research Fast Five for January 2021

Cardiology Not surprisingly, eating fried food is now unquestionably linked to an increased risk of major heart disease and stroke, according to a pooled analysis of data published online in the journal Heart. The researchers concluded that the risk increases with each additional 114 g serving per week.  The researchers pooled data from 17 studies…

Nutrition Quiz: Simple Swaps for Big Impact

You’re Confused About Nutrition Because It’s Confusing Here’s the thing: Nutrition is confusing! Partly because it’s a science and therefore inherently complicated. But partly because there are a whole lot of people who make a whole lot of money just by keeping you guessing. Think about how many books, courses, programs, food products, and supplements…

Some Ugly Truths About Weight Loss

There are some ugly truths about weight loss that many dietitians and health coaches avoid discussing. I choose to talk about them because I want people to understand why it’s so damn hard to lose weight and to stop immediately blaming themselves when their efforts don’t pay off. I know that this sounds depressing to…

Free Handout: The Diabetes Digest

We hear a lot about “plant-based eating,” and for some reason, many people feel the incessant need to make it more complicated than it is. It truly is the simplest and most natural diet in the world. There are no bad vegetables and no criminal fruits. Research has shown again and again that people with…

20 Little-Known Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes – so many misconceptions, so little time! This complicated health problem is made even more challenging because it often travels with friends – other conditions, including kidney disease, heart disease, neuropathy, etc. How many of the facts below did you already know? By sharing what we learn, we can help others to avoid common…

Head Freeze: What is Going On in the Frozen Dessert Aisle

Lately, the ice cream/frozen dessert aisle has been expanding with everything from custard to gelato and dairy-free varieties of frozen desserts made of almond milk, coconut milk, and even avocado. Making things even more confusing is that serving sizes are all over the place – some restaurants will serve you a reasonably-sized 4 oz, and…

The Cereal Conundrum

The cereal aisle keeps growing…and growing. Maybe you go straight for the tried and true, or perhaps you’re so overwhelmed that you grab the first box that you see, but it’s worth taking the time to check out some of the many choices available to you. Read these tips to learn how to quickly determine…

A Short Nutrition Quiz

Nowadays, you have to be an expert of sorts to walk through the grocery store, let alone scrutinize the news and wellness tips on social media.  Test your knowledge with this short quiz.  Q: True or False: A “whole grain” roll might contain only one teaspoon of whole-grain flour. A: True – a “whole grain”…

Do You Really Need to Add Corn Fiber and Protein to Your Coffee?

If you shop at Kroger, maybe you’ve come across the Cup Start Creamer. You might think, “Well, this looks delicious. Who doesn’t love ‘rich-tasting, creamy and satisfying coffee’? Moreover, it has 7 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in a packet. Sign me up.” as you toss two boxes into your cart. You…