Posts Tagged ‘Nutriton Newsletter’

October 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

A recent review of literature in 2018 evaluates the potential impact of nuts and seeds on gut microbiota and their role in weight management and obesity prevention. Nuts provide prebiotic fiber which affects energy regulation. The researchers suggest that nuts may aid in weight control through the maintenance of gut barrier integrity, anti-inflammatory effects and…

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September 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

The 2015-2020 DGA for the first time recommended that Americans consume less than 10% of total calories from added sugar. The 2020 scientific report takes this a step further and recommends limiting added sugar to only 6%of calories. Updated once every five years, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is largely based on a report…

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August 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

A study out of Columbia University Irvine Medical Center suggests that inadequate sleep and poor sleep quality may raise the risk of heart disease and obesity in women. Study authors found that the women with the worst quality sleep ate more added sugars associated with diabetes and obesity. Higher calorie intake and body weight were…

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July 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Anti-nutrients are a natural part of some plant foods, and while you might not have heard much about them before, they are not a new phenomenon. Most are destroyed through processing and cooking, and many of the foods have great health benefits. By eating a variety of foods you offset any losses.

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June 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Who doesn’t want a strong, robust immune system to help our body fight off infection and illness? Our food choices are one of the most important factors in developing a strong immune system. Food contains a variety of essential nutrients that our body uses in a multitude of ways, including immune defenses. Protein is the…

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April 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

In the course of our research, we found more than a few surprises about some of our favorite cheeses. For example, the sodium content of Parmesan cheese was truly shocking — 330 mg of sodium in a single ounce! American cheese and the vegan cheese alternative were also surprisingly high in sodium. Saturated fat, another…

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February 2020 Nutrition Newsletter

Veggie burgers originated in England in 1982 as a plant-based ‘hamburger’ option for people who preferred a vegetarian eating style. These original veggie burgers didn’t claim to taste like hamburgers; they were simply a non-meat option usually made from legumes, vegetables, and soy. Fast forward to today with two plant-based burgers that are designed to…

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September 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Salads offer a fantastic way to get some more vegetables into your eating pattern. However, the dressing you pour on your salad can add a lot of unexpected calories, fat, sugar, and more! Italian dressing is generally the most calorie-dense. In terms of sugars, honey mustard packs the most, with 6 grams of sugar in…

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July 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Only 1 in 20 people in the US consumes the recommended amount of fiber. Let’s Talk About Added Fibers The Dietary Guidelines for Americans call out dietary fiber as a nutrient of public health concern because our typically poor fiber intakes are associated with health problems such as heart disease, abnormal laxation, and colon cancer.…

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June 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Perception is not always reality. When I ask my weight loss clients whether they track their food intake, they often roll their eyes and tell me that it’s too tedious of a task to undertake and they dread having to do it. But when push comes to shove, to be successful with weight loss, self-monitoring…

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