Tag Archives: nutrient rich produce

An Avocado A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Although Avocados can be very fatty, they are an important food to keep in your diet.  They contain many vitamins that are necessary for a healthy diet. Vitamin B1- Thiamine is a dietary supplement. Vitamin B2- Riboflavin can prevent migraines. Vitamin B3- Can treat high cholesterol and can reduce the risk of a heart attack […]

Meal Prepping: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail!

During the week it’s chaotic. There is zero time (and energy) to come home after a long work day and cook up a nice meal for you and your family, not to mention how annoying it is to wake up earlier than you normally would to make a yummy breakfast (after all breakfast is the […]

New Year, New You: More Nutrition Insurance Coverage!

Can you believe it is already 2018? It may take me weeks to stop writing 2017 on paper, but as I am Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I thrive on the New Year coming, for I love having the chance to help others achieve their New Year’s Resolutions. We all start them, but do we ever really […]

Egg Yolks: What People Have Done with Them Besides Eat Them

Egg Yolks: Controversy? Or truly something to avoid? Recent research indicates that cholesterol in food does not have a huge impact on our body’s cholesterol in our blood. However, saturated fat and sugar seem to be linked to heart disease. Although an egg contains no sugar, and a small amount of saturated fat, I still […]

Tired of Bloating, Gas, and Stomach Pain? Low FODMAP May Be for You!

For years, I suffered with stomach issues. After multiple tests, endoscopes, colonoscopies, and trips back and forth to the doctor, it was discovered I had a bacterial infection throughout my colon, colitis, and a hiatal hernia from ignoring symptoms and brushing my pains aside for so long. I had vitamin deficiencies, extremely low energy, and […]

Alcohol, Nutrition, and Underage Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body’s Metabolic Processes

“Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.” Underage drinking is becoming prevalent in today’s society, even though it is a huge safety risk due to lack of knowledge, control, and overall the effects it has on the way the body absorbs nutrients. To […]

The Quick Fix is ALWAYS Too Good to Be True

If an advertisement claims something that sounds too good to be true, chances are, it is. Typically, when you hear of a new weight loss craze, the cycle goes something like pictured below:   Diet programs, meal replacements, weight loss products, fat burners, magic pills, and shakes…weight loss fads are all around us. It is […]

Coconut Oil is Not All That it is Cracked Up to Be

  You see it on infomercials. You see it on popular television shows. You see it on recipes, healthy website forums, and baking ideas. Coconut oil seems to be a fad that is sweeping the nation. The question is, why? What is coconut oil’s secret that is making everyone go bananas? Studies dated back to […]

Don’t Allow Yourself to Fall into this Season with a Cold!

As the seasons change, the common cold is looming all around us. Stuffy noses, used tissues, and coughing fits are on the rise. How can you protect yourself from an interactive world? Where are you safe? Gyms, grocery stores, work, school, family, the coffee shop; all of these places regularly visited can breed bacteria.   […]

Fall is Upon Us…Don’t Let Summer Produce Go to Waste!

Farmer’s markets, home gardens, a friendly neighbor’s garden, county fairs, farm stands, or your local produce store: these are the reasons why there is an abundance of fruits and vegetables in my patient’s homes during the summer months in New Jersey. We stock up on the farm market deals!   However, as fall approaches, we […]