The heat is blazing and our Summer cravings are still in full swing. With the end of Summer just around the corner, take the next few weeks to savor every last bit of heat and some of our favorite end of Summer treats.
Looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet? Although a great idea, diets high in plant-based foods can sometimes lack enough protein. The average diet should include anywhere from 1.0-2.0 gm protein/kg body weight. Check out our 5 favorite plant-based protein sources for a nutritious diet high in protein, vitamins, and minerals.
On average, less than 1% of Americans eat the daily recommended amount of whole grains. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommends eating at least half of your grains, or about 3 servings, as whole grains over the course of the day. Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but whole grains can act as an essential part of a nutritious diet and improve health in the long run. Here’s how:
Sweet potatoes are the best. Not only are they packed with nutrients, like fiber, vitamin A, and antioxidants, but they are both filling like a carbohydrate and nutritious like a vegetable. However, restaurant-fried sweet potato fries will often leave us feeling sluggish and full. For a lighter treat, make yourself as a side dish and barbecue addition.
Every five years, the United States issues the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). In honor of their 2015 debut, today's Super Plate Sunday is all about the recommendations that can help make your overall plate super! The MyPlate returned in the new 2015 Guidelines with a few major changes that all Americans should take note of.
Have you ever been told to avoid eating late at night because it leads to weight gain? While it may be easy to think our bodies have an internal clock set to store anything eaten past a certain time, this is just a crazy diet myth. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Weight Control Information Network, “it does not matter what time of day you eat. It is what and how much you eat.” This pattern and your activity level throughout the day determines whether weight will increase, decrease, or stay constant.
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I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals to help them reach optimum health and performance through balanced nutrition.