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Fitness & Weight Management
Back-to-school time means parents back to packing school lunches. This year, take your inspiration from the fairground, and try layering foods on a wooden skewer.
People have their favorites when it comes to melon, and each variety of melon contains some great nutritional properties. Let’s focus on melons people are most familiar with: cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.
Many of us have great summer memories surrounding sweet corn. In the Midwest, when sweet corn is ready, our meals take on a different look as ears of corn make their way to our plates. But there’s more to corn than just the version on the cob.
While dietitians recommend most vitamins and minerals be obtained through food sources, this isn’t always possible. For example, if you don’t consume enough fruits, vegetables or other healthy foods, a multivitamin may be helpful.
Having trouble figuring out which menu item is the healthiest option? Learn how new menu labeling rule can help.
Watermelon is a staple at many summertime picnics and gatherings around the country. While most people agree watermelon tastes good, a majority are unaware of the many health benefits this wonderful fruit contains.
Distance running — a 10k, half marathon or full marathon — all are high-calorie-burning endurance events that require a solid nutrition plan. Depending on your body weight, the duration of the run and the intensity of your training schedule, you’ll need to adjust your nutrition plan or fuel accordingly
Some days feel like a sprint; others, a marathon. Here’s an easy breakfast recipe to fuel your day.
It’s easy to get into a rut with the foods we eat. Challenge your family to discover new vegetables this summer.
Kale is not a new vegetable, but you may have just started hearing more about it. It’s popular in northern Europe and now throughout the U.S. During the Middle Ages, kale was planted and used to feed humans and livestock.
As a nutritionist, I often answer questions from patients looking to know more about probiotics and their publicized health benefits. While medical science works to further understand the role the human microbiome plays in our daily health, there are a few questions we can shed some light on to help you gain a better understanding of probiotics.
The National Academy of Medicine determined that adequate intake for men is roughly 13 cups and women is nine cups per day. For athletes, the thirst mechanism can be an unreliable signal to drink. Your observed thirst may be reduced because you’re focusing so much on the activity in which you’re participating.