Are you treating your belly to the bacteria it needs to be healthy? I stock my fridge with yogurt and kefir to get my daily fix of probiotics, and I also take a supplement when I need an extra boost of healthy bacteria. Want to know which probiotic products I recommend trying out first?
It seems like there's a dietary supplement out there for everything these days. How do you know if you should be adding any of them to your day? As a fruit- and veggie-loving dietitian, I try to get most of my nutrients from food. (Breakfast smoothies are an easy way to get ahead!) But what if healthy eating isn't enough? Could a daily vitamin or two help you fill in the gaps?
Wish there was a magic nutrient to help increase both the chances of a healthy pregnancy, as well as the health of your baby—potentially for life? Here you go! Thanks to the folks at VitaCholine for sponsoring this blog post. A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to hang out for an evening with nutrition researcher Marie Caudill and a handful of my dietitian colleagues in New York City. We gathered to learn all about choline, an essential nutrient for all ages and stages of life.
Wondering how to add more protein into your diet? Despite the fancy labels, protein powders aren't any healthier than protein-rich, whole foods like edamame, nut butter, and beans. I usually get more than enough protein from natural foods—but when I really want to amp things up, I add just egg white protein powder to smoothies and oatmeal. Want to learn more about the dos and dont's of protein powders?
What are the top vegetarian sources of omega-3s? This list covers the best vegan and vegetarian omega-3 supplement options, as well as the best food sources of vegan and vegetarian DHA and EPA. If you're looking for a vegan alternative to fish oil, here you go!
As a vegetarian, eggs are one of my go-to foods. While it's common knowledge that they supply protein, they're also a fabulous source of a nutrient you may not know much about. This nutrient is choline, necessary to help keep your body in tip-top working order. Because close to 90 percent of American don't get enough of the nutrient, I'm bringing you info about what choline is and the foods you can get it from. The best part: I'm delivering nutritious and delicious choline-containing recipes.