Nutrition for Men

Men and women differ in many ways, including their nutritional requirements. Many problems related to nutrition are common in both men and women, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Men, however, do have unique nutrition considerations in order to maintain optimal health. Men generally need to consume more calories than women due to having … Continue reading Nutrition for Men

How to grow your own Food

Nothing compares to the taste of a tomato just picked from the vine. Gardening is a fun and satisfying physical activity that gives you access to fresh, affordable produce. Here are a few easy steps to get started with gardening and growing your own nutritious food. 1. Know what grows. When buying plants, ask which … Continue reading How to grow your own Food

Tips to get your Kids to eat more Fruits and Vegetables

Spring is here, and you will start to see more fresh produce at your local grocery store and farmer’s market. This is the perfect time to talk to your kids about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. They are loaded with the nutrients your kids need to grow and to be healthy. Here are some … Continue reading Tips to get your Kids to eat more Fruits and Vegetables

10 Tips for Weight Loss Success

Medical Health It is important for the Registered Dietitian and other health care providers to know your medical history before you begin a weight-loss program. A medical examination and possibly laboratory tests can be helpful to determine if there is any underlying medical conditions that could be affecting your weight. Your health assessment includes the … Continue reading 10 Tips for Weight Loss Success

It’s All in Your Gut

Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates stated that “all disease begins in the gut.” The primary function of your GI tract is to break down food and to absorb nutrients, but it does so much more than that. In order to have a true appreciation for the digestive system and why it is so important, let’s … Continue reading It’s All in Your Gut

Almond Crusted Orange Chicken

Ingredients: 1 orange 2 egg whites ¾ cup sliced almonds coarsely chopped ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup all-purpose flour 4 skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced cooking spray Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. 2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. 3. Finely zest the orange and set … Continue reading Almond Crusted Orange Chicken

National Almond Day

February 16th is National Almond Day. Did you know that this nutritious snack has been popular for the past 6,000 years? Originally from Asia, 80% of the world’s almonds are now grown in California. Packed with Vitamin E, protein, magnesium and fiber, almonds are a heart healthy food. Studies suggest that eating 1.5 ounces of … Continue reading National Almond Day

The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting

You may have heard of intermittent fasting, which essentially is starvation done in a strategic manner. People who follow this practice take periodic breaks from eating, for up to 24 hours, once or twice a week. This popular diet touts intermittent fasting as an effective way to lose weight and to improve health. But is … Continue reading The Science Behind Intermittent Fasting

Should I be taking a Dietary Supplement?

Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamins and dietary supplements annually, but are they good for you? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that your nutrition needs should be met primarily through a well-balanced diet. Some people, however, may need to take a supplement in order to get nutrients they may otherwise lack if they … Continue reading Should I be taking a Dietary Supplement?

National Popcorn Day

January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Did you know that Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn annually? Packed with whole grains, fiber and antioxidants, this delicious treat can also be healthy and low in calories. Plain, natural popcorn is full of health benefits, but be careful of added butter and sugar. A large sized … Continue reading National Popcorn Day