If we’ve learned anything from our Instagram lately, it’s that smoothie bowls are one of the biggest breakfast trends out there --and for good reason. More satisfying than a regular smoothie, they’re topped with tons of healthy toppings and take longer to consume, which aids with satiety. Whether packed with leafy greens, tropical fruit, or creamy avocado, these super-bowls are filling, nutrient-packed, and delicious. Give my favorite recipe a try:
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans? In fact, about 25% of deaths in the U.S. are caused by heart disease. With February being National Heart Month, there is no better time to talk about prevention. Keep these top 5 tips in mind to stay heart healthy!
Smart snacking is key in maintaining a healthy diet. Snacking can help keep blood sugar and energy levels steady throughout the day and keep us alert and energized during daily tasks. It can also help us meet our daily nutritional needs, curb hunger at inopportune times, and help manage weight, but only when done right. Keep these 5 points in mind next time you reach for your favorite between-meal treat:
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.
A healthy mixture of protein, vitamin D, and calcium, milk is ideal for growing healthy bones, preventing osteoporosis, and even weight management. Despite all of these benefits, milk’s tastier and more sugary counterpart, chocolate milk, often gets a bad rap. But, it’s not all bad. Research shows that a glass of chocolate milk (and other flavored milks) may promote muscle and exercise recovery as much, if not more, than other sport drinks.
Fat is an essential fuel for our bodies, but still tends to cause a lot of confusion. Although low-fat diets were all the hype in the 90’s, they compromise both health and athletic performance. In fact, no evidence has found improved performance or health with dietary fat intake below 20% of calories.
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.
Welcome to our blog! I wanted to use this initial post to introduce our blog, tell you a little bit about myself, and conquer one of the most outlandish myths out there.
I’ve been a Registered Dietitian (RD) for over 5 years and get questions every day about food, nutrition, and exercise. Navigating the big food and nutrition world can get pretty confusing...even for us dietitians. We’re excited to make the this world a little less confusing for you and share our journey of educating and learning! We’ll be blogging to clear up misconceptions, educate those interested, and get more high-quality nutrition and exercise information out on the web.
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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.