Blog Archive for Tag: nutrients

4 Nutrients You Probably Don’t Get Enough Of

February 23rd, 2015

I try to eat an excellent diet. I aim to load my plate with lean protein, low fat dairy, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables every meal. But the reality is that my diet still falls short sometimes. My biggest struggle is time. A demanding workday, travel, family commitments—all ...

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5 Healthy Snacks to Pack in Your Bag

February 10th, 2015

A key to weight loss or maintenance—and to keeping the heart healthy—is what you eat between meals. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, make sure you eat two healthy snacks that each contain about 200 calories; this helps keep your blood sugar steady throughout the day. Don’t rely on vending ...

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Condiments: 5 Healthy Swaps to Cut Fat, Sugar and Salt

July 31st, 2014

By Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, FAND Did you know that you can wreck an otherwise healthy meal by adding just a tablespoon of your favorite condiment? These additions may seem harmless, but many condiments are loaded with sugar, unhealthy fats or salt. But don’t worry. You won’t have to eat ...

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6 Reasons to Eat Mediterranean

April 3rd, 2014

Wholesome food is the basis of wellness. And when it comes to choosing foods that support total health—and especially the health of the endothelium and heart—I recommend the Mediterranean diet. Rich in foods frequently found in the countries along the Mediterranean Sea, the diet has been shown by numerous studies ...

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Athletes: Don’t Forget Nutrition

March 31st, 2014

If you’re an athlete, or exercise most days a week, you’re supporting your health. Regular physical activity is one of the cornerstones of wellness—it’s a crucial part of getting and staying healthy. But while it’s necessary, it’s not enough. Just as exercise is important to health, so is a good ...

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Nutrients and Absorption: What You Need to Know

January 10th, 2014

Almost any health-related article, book or presentation has a similar underlying message: A healthy diet is the foundation of good health. You know that eating a balanced, varied diet delivers the vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body needs to function. You might even choose foods that target specific nutrients or ...

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