When it comes to a healthy diet, do you think it’s all or nothing? It doesn’t have to be. Registered dietitian nutritionist Sherry Coleman Collins was recently on Atlanta Unplugged to talk about the 80-20 approach to a healthy diet.
As the nation tunes in to the World Series, we thought it would be interesting to look at the diet behind these world-class athletes. How does America’s favorite nut help baseball players (and you) stay energized and perform well? Our friend, registered dietitian Marie Spano has tremendous experience in helping athletes and everyday champions achieve their nutrition goals.
Did you know that all nuts including peanuts are nutritious? Peanuts even have more protein than any other nut—7 grams per serving. Compare one ounce of dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, almonds and pistachios and you’ll find that all three contain 160-170 calories, 13-15 grams of mostly good fats and 2-3 grams of fiber.
This September is Whole Grains Month and the Whole Grains Council is encouraging you to “Make the Switch” from refined grains to whole grains. According to the Whole Grains Council, whole grains have evidence-based benefits including decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Studies also show that whole grains offer improved weight maintenance. As a part of a well balanced diet, whole grains and peanuts can both play very important roles.
Monday, September 29, 2014 is World Heart Day which is supported by the World Heart Federation. This year the main focus is to create heart-healthy environments in our homes, our communities and our nation. You can take part in World Heart Day by simply doing things that are heart friendly such as going for a walk or eating nutritious foods like peanuts or peanut butter.
Looking for a way to reduce your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and help you achieve a healthier weight? A plant-based diet is for you! Research has shown time and again that the DASH diet – which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – is a research-based plant focused diet. It’s also one of the most effective ways to reduce high blood pressure, a precursor to stroke for many.
As registered dietitian nutritionists who have a private practice, part of our job is working one-on-one with clients to help them reach and maintain their health and weight goals. Our clients reveal what works best for them on a regular basis. And while not every person will find their path to success in exactly the same way, we do see patterns of habits that seem to work for many people. Here are the top seven.
Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger? Due to its protein content and long shelf life, peanut butter is an ideal food to help feed the hungry in communities across the U.S. Also, peanut butter is affordable and since 90 percent of American households have at least one jar in their pantry, it’s easy to donate a jar or two to the local food bank.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I’m always telling people to eat more fruits and vegetables for better health. Sounds like good advice, right? Yet, according to a new study from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), there are some important caveats to include. Their research showed that increasing vegetable intake also increased total calorie intake.