If you want to learn about nutrition but aren't sure what to ask a dietitian, I'm here to help. Without further ado, here are the most common questions about nutrition that I get asked. Let the crash course in nutrition begin!
In elementary school, your math teacher might've advised you to ask your burning questions
even if you were afraid or embarrassed. She'd say that most likely, other students were wondering the same things and would be grateful for your questions. Well, in my last four years as an RDN,
I've learned that this rings true about nutrition topics, too. In fact, so many people have the exact same questions, from "What are the top vitamin brands?" to "What are
the best foods for brain
Many of the most common questions I get asked about nutrition frequently surround two topics: protein and gut health. Thanks to the current interest in healthy eating, protein and gut health are having big moments. However, with so much information online, it can all get confusing, fast. That's why I'm revealing—and answering—the most common questions I get on these topics. By the time you've scrolled through this whole blog post, you'll have clear-cut answers to many of your questions about nutrition, plus a few ideas to make a meal that has an often-contested health status (re: sandwiches) even better for you. Cue the Jeopardy! music!
These Are the Most Common Questions I Get Asked About
Protein is such an important macronutrient that helps keep your body fueled and your muscles strong. But important doesn't mean simple. With so many people searching for the *magic amount* of protein you need in a day and the best sources of plant-based protein foods and more, I knew I had to lend a helping hand by sharing the answer to the most FAQ I get about protein in this Well+Good article.
My Healthy Eating Secrets
Looking for the inside scoop on how to eat well? Every dietitian knows more than a couple of tricks for maximizing flavor and the nutrients in food. I like to think of creative ways to use fruits and vegetables in my dishes, because they're packed with so much filling fiber and lots of beneficial vitamins. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring—produce can be party worthy! Want in on more nutritionist-approved secrets for better health?
Want healthy eating secrets from top dietitians? Nourish like a pro! I asked fellow RDs to spill the beans about their top wellness secrets in my ReadersDigest.com post. You don't want to miss these life-changing tips from nutrition experts.
Pair your foods to increase nutrient absorption! Some foods are even better together. Find out which pairings pack the biggest nutritional punch in my NBCNews.com article. Bonus: These combos are so flavorful, too!