Nutrition Basics

  • Oxygen Beet & Turmeric Smoothie

    Benefits of Beets

    Lowers blood pressure- Nitrates found in beets (and other plants like greens and rhubarb) have been studied to increase blood flow and oxygen to the body. When nitrates get converted into nitric oxide, it tells your blood vessels to dilate and improves blood flow.

    Improves cognitive function – Beet juice can also help increase […]

  • What a Dietitian Buys at Trader Joe’s

    I frequent different grocery stores including ACME, the Italian Market, and ALDI but here are some reason why I really like to shop at Trader Joe’s:

    -the people are very nice
    -there aren’t different brands to sift through
    -they usually don’t have sales so you don’t have to waste time comparing prices
    -most items stay fresh for a long […]

  • How to Optimize Snack Time

    The snack industry is a vast one. I mean, just go into your grocery store, how many aisles are dedicated to snacks (chip aisle, candy aisle, cookie aisle, bakery aisle, etc)? Science however says there is conflicting evidence on the benefits of snacking. Yes, it can help in controlling appetite but at the same time, when […]