NUTRITIONIST’S CORNER: TAKING SNACK FOODS OUT OF YOUR SNACKS Thumbnail

Michael Pollan, famed author and food activist, coined the poignant statement, “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This statement is true not just for meals but also for snacks that we choose during the day. Snacking in our culture is frequently used interchangeably with “snack foods” and, as such, it has become an excuse [...]

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NUTRITIONIST’S CORNER: ASK THE NUTRITIONIST 4/3/2014 Thumbnail

This is a very relevant question given the abundance of conflicting information. Olive oil is definitely the healthier option. Olive oil is 78% monounsaturated fat and only 8% saturated fat. Conversely, coconut oil is just 6% monounsaturated fat with an alarming 92% saturated fat. Extensive, credible research continues to show that monounsaturated fat is beneficial [...]

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NUTRITIONIST’S CORNER: FEEDING YOUR TODDLER VEGETABLES Thumbnail

A popular debate in mom’s groups, on blogs or social media, and among celebrities is whether you should trick young children into eating vegetables by hiding them in kid friendly foods. Advocates of “vegetable deception” say that with a picky eater it’s a guaranteed way to boost nutritional value of common foods. Opponents claim that [...]

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NUTRITIONIST’S CORNER: ASK THE NUTRITIONIST 3/6/14 Thumbnail

Studies actually continue to reveal that combining foods from different food groups is more valuable than eating them separately. Our digestive system is able to handle a variety of foods at a time and the combination of carbohydrates containing in-tact fiber, protein and a small amount of fat is actually shown to improve energy and [...]

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NUTRITIONIST’S CORNER: HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR YOGURT? Thumbnail

Yogurt is one of many foods which often carries a health halo--meaning most people overestimate the nutritional value of all yogurts because we believe it to be a healthy food. In fact, the US Census reported a 400% increase in yogurt consumption in this country over the past 30 years. But, the truth is, many [...]

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