Just because super bowl and football season is over, doesn’t mean that dip season is over as well. Dips are a creative way to get in your vegetables at social gatherings. However, most traditional dips contain high amounts of sodium and fat. By making dips with Greek yogurt, you increase the protein and add a healthy fat dietary comp [...]
Don’t let the disorder control you
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrine disorder among women between the ages of 18 and 44. It is caused by the presence of elevated levels of androgen – male sex hormones – in women. Unfortunately, there is no real cure for PCOS.
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It has been estimated that b [...]
In case I haven’t beaten a dead horse enough with consuming Greek yogurt, here goes yet again! I love using Greek yogurt for baking breads or muffins because it adds moistness, increases the protein content and if you use flavored Greek yogurt you could potentially decrease the sugar you add into the recipe. For example, while I am in [...]
As a dietitian, I have a hard time dealing with all the nutrition clutter out there being delivered to people. It’s rather frustrating because it’s not always explained properly and of course, the media over hypes everything. I’ve had close family and friends come to me and ask me several questions on why a specific food p [...]
When you’re pregnant, you’ve got all sorts of hormones going haywire and all sorts of cravings creeping up. It’s important to understand that the two are correlated. During pregnancy, your dietary habits are especially important because maternal glucose is the main energy substrate for intrauterine growth. As a dietitian [...]
For busy parents, busy moms, busy everybodies – I’m sure we can’t get enough of food prep tips. I always like asking my friends for what they do to prep for the week so that they are able to cook at least 50% of the time for their families. Comparing notes is a great way to potentially enhance your current efforts.
So I’m a sucker for nut butters. I pride myself on never going a day without eating peanut butter — and the Reduced Fat Skippy kind. Sure, I’m a dietitian but I grew up in the 80’s and some tastes just CANNOT change. However, for my little one, I’ve slowly worked on introducing nuts and nut butters to him. Th [...]
Everyone is always asking what to eat before a workout. The key is that if you’re not performing a workout greater than 45 minutes (i.e. race training) then you don’t need a huge snack beforehand. In fact, most people tend to overeat prior to a workout and many times don’t burn the calories they assume so thus leading to an ineffectiv [...]
Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. ThatR [...]
Here are the cold, hard health facts about the health of the Indian population, according to research data collected by health organisation Arogya World:
– Lifestyle changes have lead to decreased physical activity, increased consumption of fat, sugar and calories, and higher stress levels, affecting insulin sensitivity and obesity.
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In 2015, you may have heard this phrase “Sitting Is The New Smoking” more that once. Recent studies have indicated that sitting for long periods of time does not have a positive impact on your health. However, with most job functions requiring extensive desk time, we hope there a [...]