Nov 24 2020
Suffering from IBS? The Low FODMAPS Diet Can Help.
What is a FODMAP?
FODMAP is an acronym that stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are a group of sugars and fibers known as prebiotics, that promote the growth of gut microbes that are important for optimal gut health. Some high FODMAP foods include dairy products like yogurt and milk, wheat products like […]
Nov 05 2019
Why is Protein Important?
“Macros”. Ever heard of it? What does it mean? Macros is short for macronutrients. Macronutrients are the main nutrients that make up the foods we eat. There are 3 macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. So when you hear people say they “count their macros” what they are saying is that they are counting the number […]
Oct 20 2019
All About Fats (The Good and the Bad)
By: Shaylyn Tinari, MS, RD, LDN
I’m sure by now you have heard the term “healthy fats” but what does that really mean? Let’s start with the basics. Fats do not make you fat. Any food consumed in excess can make you gain weight. Fats are a type of macronutrient. Macronutrients are the main nutrients that […]
Oct 11 2019
5 Foods to Incorporate into Your Fall Diet
Did you know recent research provides evidence that eating 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day is best in preventing chronic diseases and premature mortality? In 2015, 12% of adults in the U.S. met the fruit recommendation and only 9% met the vegetable recommendation.
The current dietary recommendations for adults in the United States are […]
Jul 01 2019
Benefits of Fiber
By: Shaylyn Tinari, MS, RD, LDN
Let’s be honest, carbohydrates have a bad reputation. The south beach diet, Atkins diet, no-carb, low carb, keto, are just a few to name that put an emphasis around cutting out or limiting carbohydrates. Did you know that there are healthy parts to carbohydrates?
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that […]
May 05 2018
Alcohol: Which is the better option?
Source: CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
When choosing between wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, which is the healthier option? There is a common misconception that alcohol is the enemy because it is a carbohydrate which is not true. Alcoholic drinks contain carbohydrates, but alcohol in itself is not a carbohydrate. A true carbohydrate molecule […]
Aug 15 2017
What I Eat For Breakfast
Breakfast is usually a veggie omelet, a smoothie, or a high fiber cereal with berries and milk or yogurt. In the winter months, I throw in steel cut oats to the mix. Typically, I choose 2 things to eat for breakfast each week. This week, it could be smoothies and omelets. Next week it could […]
May 26 2017
6 Healthy Pasta Alternatives (and It Doesn’t Include Whole Wheat Pasta)
Black Bean Pasta
This Pasta is exactly what you’d think it is: spaghetti noodles made from black beans. That’s it. The beans are dried and ground into a flour like consistency. There are many different brands that create many different black bean pastas. Perfect for people who are gluten free, black bean pasta has no grains. […]
Mar 06 2017
Plant-Based Diet: Find Out Which Celebs Are on this Diet
So is a plant-based diet something like a vegetarian or vegan diet? Let me tell you.
A Vegetarian diet may include dairy, eggs, and sometimes fish.
A Vegan diet strictly eliminates any animal by-products including eggs, dairy and even honey (since it comes from bees, an animal).
A Plant-based diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and […]
May 07 2016
What You Don’t Know About Protein
Protein has gained a lot of attention in recent years especially within the fitness community. People believe that a high protein diet can help build muscle. Is it just a fad or can a high protein diet really boost muscle growth? The truth is, your body can only utilize 20-25 g of protein at one […]