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Clearing Up Nutrition for Pregnancy Myths

Clearing Up Nutrition for Pregnancy Myths

From early on in my career, I’ve always loved being asked questions about nutrition, especially the weird ones. Questions lead to fascinating discussions, which leads to research, which leads to more questions, then more research, which ultimately, maybe, (hopefully), leads to some answers. This is … continue reading

End Food Waste Over the Holidays

End Food Waste Over the Holidays

For better or for worse, the holiday season has arrived. While most nutrition writers are busy drafting articles about how to avoid gaining weight over the holidays (been there, done that), I want to talk about another important issue that rarely gets air time: food … continue reading

What’s Healthier: Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

What’s Healthier: Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

Have you ever heard that you should eat more (or only) raw vegetables? Proponents say they retain their vitamins and antioxidants. Cooking “kills” the good stuff, they say, rendering them nutritionally useless. Or, perhaps, you’ve been told you should focus on cooked vegetables. They argue … continue reading

Warning: Cooking with Aluminum Foil is Toxic

Cooking with Aluminum Foil is Toxic

Aluminum foil is super convenient in the kitchen. You can wrap up foil packets of marinated veggies for the grill, line a baking sheet with foil to cut down on clean up, or cover casseroles in the oven. And don’t forget about storing leftovers in … continue reading

Saturated Fat: Does it Really Clog Your Arteries?

Saturated Fat: Does it Really Clog Your Arteries?

“Artery-clogging saturated fat.” It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Decades of public health messages and magazine articles have practically etched those words in stone, but maybe it’s time to reframe the way we look at saturated fat. In the following article, one of … continue reading

5 Fermented Foods to Boost Your Intake of Probiotics

You’ve probably at least heard about fermented foods and the term “probiotics,” but you may or may not know exactly what they are and how they benefit your health. In today’s guest post, written by nutrition student, Anna Pashkova, a senior at Gardner-Webb University who’s … continue reading

Real Food for Pregnancy

Real Food for Pregnancy

There’s a lot of misinformation about prenatal nutrition, especially when it comes to real food for pregnancy. Things like: Limit your egg consumption because they’re high in cholesterol Avoid liver because it’s too high in vitamin A Take extra folic acid! (this part’s complex, so … continue reading