• Nutrition and Sleep: What is the Deal? [2020-06-08]

    How many hours of sleep do you get a day? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-third of the US population do not get enough sleep. It is hard to imagine getting 7-9 hours of quality shut eye daily. The rustle and bustle of life starts taking over and we often forgo sleep in the process. But did you know that nutrition can also affect the quality of sleep?

  • Gout [2020-03-10]

    Introduction: Some people are bothered by Gout but does not know much about it. They may have heard it's due to high uric acid level in their blood or ate too much purine rich foods.  However, those are just part of the story. We are going to help debulk how to deal with gout in today's post.

  • Healthy Barbecue Tips [2019-11-15]

    Barbecue has always been a popular food choice for holidays or parties with family and friends. A common way of eating barbecue is to start with meat and then end with some vegetables, but often not much of the latter. If you can "shuffle" this popular order of eating barbecue, there may be health benefits!

  • Interesting facts about staple foods [2019-09-24]

    Staple foods are embedded into our cultural background and have been an important source of our caloric and some micronutrient needs. They are part of a healthy eating pattern. By following a balanced eating pattern, we can maximize health benefits and lower the risk of unwanted consequences.

  • What you need to know about ketogenic diet [2019-04-13]

    “The use of keto in treating epilepsy has the most evidence,” says Sonya Angelone, RD, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Before you consider going keto, it is critical to understand the pros and cons of it. Consult with your doctor or a registered dietitian to learn more about it.

  • Make Friends with Fiber! A Small Change to Improve Your Over... [2019-02-12]

    It’s no secret that fiber is an important staple for every healthy diet. Though it’s most widely known as a digestive aid, its beneficial properties span much farther, including weight management, blood sugar regulation, and decreased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.

  • From Sitting to Stepping [2019-01-11]

    You have probably heard a dozen times that physical activity in your daily life is “good for you.” But what is the real reason behind this. What can we do to increase physical activity in our busy lives? 

  • How to Manage your Weight and Diabetes over the Holidays [2018-12-14]

    The holiday season is upon us!  Cooking, family gatherings, parties, and shopping can make it hard to stay on track with your diabetes or weight loss treatment plan.  While managing your diabetes and your weight – over this festive time of year can be tricky, there are steps you can take to keep your health in tip-top shape, while enjoying yourself at the same time.

  • MIND Diet – a Diet Now Is Designed to Prevent Loss of Brain... [2018-09-05]

    Dementia is defined by World Health Organization as “deterioration in cognitive function beyond what might be expected from normal ageing, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. People with dementia are exposed to higher risks of a shortened lifespan, such as malnutrition, falls, infections, or a compromised immune system. And dementia, on its own, can also lead to death.

  • Decoding Glycemic Index of Foods [2018-07-03]

    You have probably heard about eating “carbs” with low glycemic index (GI) can help with weight loss? But what are “carbs”?

  • What You Need to Know about the Coffee Cancer Warning in Cal... [2018-04-14]

    Last week, a judge ruled that coffee shops in California must now warn customers of a potentially cancer-causing chemical found in coffee.  Such news sparked renewed interest in a centuries-old debate: is coffee good or bad for us?  If the idea of giving up coffee is giving you jitters, don’t worry! Here’s what you need to know.

  • Fend Off Flu With These Nutritional Remedies! [2018-02-27]

    When the cold and flu season comes around, many people get sick. And this year, flu is still on the rise, according to the newest report from the US Centers for Disease Control.

  • Simple Nutrition Goals on Your 2018 To Do List! [2018-01-29]

    It’s the year of 2018! What’s on your to do list this year? Here are 5 simple nutrition goals to kick off the year with fresh and healthy start.

  • Hidden Sugars in Your Food [2017-11-16]

    In this article, you will learn about the common names for added sugars in processed foods and the differences between natural sugars vs. added sugars. 

  • The New Nutrition Facts Label: What You Need to Know [2017-09-28]

    By the end of July 2018, the current nutrition facts label on packaged foods and imported food products in the US will be completely phased out. The new label has been designed to better inform consumers so that they can make conscious healthy decisions.

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