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What's your favorite cool dinner to prepare on a hot summer day? I love a cold sesame noodle plate packed with veggies!
About 1 in 10 people will experience a kidney stone, but there are few nutrition tips that may help you prevent them. - Drink lots of water - Reduce salt - Eat your veggies Hear more on @ApplePodcasts: or on @Spotify:
Every few weeks or so, I send out my Nutrition Over Easy newsletter, recapping my latest podcast episodes, dispelling the latest food myths, and summarizing new health findings. If you're interested, you can sign up for free at!
Grilling season is in full swing! Grilling is a quick, delicious way to prepare food, but it can also create carcinogenic compounds. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to avoid these risks with a few simple steps. Check out my 5 pieces of advice for a better BBQ.
Dairy is the most commonly diagnosed food allergy, affecting 2% of the adult population. But there are 7 other foods that are responsible for 90% of all food allergy reactions. Learn more about them (and if you need to avoid them) on @Stitcher.
Type 2 diabetes affects about 1 in 10 adults & anti-diabetic medications are the 4th most commonly prescribed medications. Could the bacteria in our guts hold the key to restoring a healthy blood sugar metabolism. Let's find out. Listen on @ApplePodcasts:
From the idea that eating frequently will boost it to the thought that you'll go into "starvation mode" if you don't eat for a few hours, there are a ton of metabolism myths out there. Let's take a look at why these myths exist & get to the bottom of them.
Some worry that saponins in quinoa can damage your intestines. First, let's explore what saponins are and if these claims have any legs. @sciam
Sandra Arévalo, registered dietitian nutritionist and expert on Latino culture, told me all about Colombian food! Fresh local produce, especially fruit, is a highlight of traditional Colombian cuisine and nutrition. Hear our convo on @ApplePodcasts:
Are you familiar with socca? It's a delicious flatbread made from chickpea flour! Grain and gluten free and rich in protein and fiber. You can top it however you like or just eat it plain. Try my recipe and let me know how you jazz yours up!
In this episode, we focus on identifying areas where you need more support in overcoming challenges–and seeking out resources that can help.…
What's a meal you ate growing up that you didn't realize was "weird" until you were an adult?
Several plant oils & supplements have been promoted as natural sunscreens, but how much protection do they provide and are they effective? I answered your pressing sunscreen questions. 🎧 �
#MemorialDay weekend is here and BBQ is in the air! What are you grilling up this weekend? #MDW 🌽
Check out the quiz @NutritionDiva and I built! It assesses your current food and exercise tendencies to help identify what would best help you along in your weight loss journey.
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How much sun does it take to satisfy your vitamin D requirements? Well, that varies hugely depending on your location, your skin type, the time of year, the time of day, and even the atmospheric conditions.
In this episode, we’ll teach you how to identify and dismantle unhelpful cues and also build some helpful ones. Listen where ever you get your audio or at
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My Spring lettuce and radishes are on the way out, but cranberry beans, rainbow chard, and tomatoes are up next! What are your favorite summer veggies to grow?
Hey new grads! 🎓 Whether you're starting a new job, heading overseas, or moving home, now's a great time to establish healthy new routines & habits. Here are a few tips to get started. Listen Listen
Do you worry that caffeine might be bad for you? There’s no need to feel guilty about your coffee habit. In fact, caffeine has been found to have positive health benefits & few drawbacks. Listen on @Spotify.
HAPO (help a podcaster out): Any organic chemistry geeks out there that can help me with a story? Should be quick
If you're exercising for less than 90 minutes, you probably don't need to worry about replacing electrolytes as you go.
Thanks to the BeREAL podcast for having me! You know I'm all about debunking the false beliefs people have about food and health, so it was an honor to share why I'm passionate about taking nutrition knowledge and turning it into action. Listen now!…
CBD oil is nothing new, but it's just as hyped up as ever. Does science support its claims to relieve pain, #insomnia, and #anxiety?
There's no doubt pandemic restrictions have affected our eating habits in ways both good and bad. We've all heard enough about the "quarantine 15," but @NutritionDiva takes a look at the upsides of pandemic eating.
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Which of these 3 strategies would you find most helpful for healthier eating?
Pros and Cons of Silicone Cookware
What's your favorite food to dip in hummus? (No shame if you eat it by the spoonful.) #InternationalHummusDay
Quick tip: To bring out the flavor in raw nuts or seeds, place them in a heavy pan and toast them over low heat until they are golden brown and fragrant. Toasted nuts and seeds add a delicious crunch to hot cereal or salads--along with some protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
In this episode, @CoachBrockArm and @NutritionDiva explore why being overly optimistic is not a cognitive defect that needs to be overcome but a constructive trait that we can cultivate.…
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For some people, faulty hunger signals make #weightloss especially difficult. Treating appetite dysregulation could be a game-changer in the fight against obesity. So why is it so under-utilized?
Ever wondered what causes a cauliflower to become carbonated? Here's the deal.
New fitness gear! Can't wait to get to jumpin'. What's the latest fitness purchase you made?
"The idea that boosting your dopamine levels will lift your mood is based on a misunderstanding about how dopamine works in the brain." It was a pleasure having @summertomato on Nutrition Diva! Check out our conversation on the link between diet and mood.
The first-line therapy for #PCOS is a diet and lifestyle makeover with the primary goal of improving the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Here are 3 ways to start on a virtuous path. @sciam
Wondering how much protein content is in common foods like chicken breast, shrimp, peanut butter, and eggs? This handy chart calculates the amount of protein per serving. Great to keep on hand if you're trying to increase your protein intake.
Favorite spring vegetable? a. peas b. asparagus c. spinach d. lettuce e. ___________
Does Hyaluronic Acid Help Joint Pain?
.@NutritionDiva spoke with neuroscientist @summertomato about the link between dopamine and diet. Listen to the podcast to hear more about cravings, food addiction, and mood.
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Traditional guidelines for controlling blood sugar focus on the composition of the foods. Now, scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts your response to foods based on the composition of your gut.
When we're trying to make a change, we're attracted to complicated solutions because it seems like they will be more effective. In reality, the simpler the solution, the more likely you are to stick with it. Consistency beats intensity every time. #WednesdayWisdom
I recently joined supermodel Jill de Jong on her podcast @_LifeDoneBetter. We debunked a lot of myths and got to the heart of what it means to take care of your body and your health. (And yes: Models do eat!!) Check out the Life Done Better podcast wherever you listen.
Most nutrition research studies are designed to see what will happen if we change something. Sometimes, of course, nothing happens. We often refer to that as a null result. And it’s easy to see a null result as a failed experiment. But actually, it’s not.
Here's a quick video tutorial for making socca, a delicious flatbread made from chickpea flour. Have you tried it?
A three-ounce serving of seitan will provide about 20 grams of protein, which is not too shabby for a plant-based protein. What do you typically make with seitan?
We've come to believe that the trick to keeping our metabolisms revved up is to reassure our bodies that there is no shortage of food by eating every few hours. But your body doesn’t go into starvation mode if you go hours without food. It takes days.
With the Nutrition GPA App, you simply answer 10 quick questions about what you ate and get a grade for the day. Your GPA will help you understand and improve your eating habits (and it's free!). Give it a try now and let me know what you think.
Symptoms of brain fog could be nutritional, neurological, hormonal, environmental, or even cardiovascular in nature. So it's hard to say if there's any single dietary approach that’s going to be the solution for everyone who feels fatigued or unfocused.
What's your favorite veggie-based meal to make?
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