Healthy Eating

Emotional eating: Why do we turn to food to cope with our feelings?

How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m afraid I’ll binge on that,” “I’m a stress eater,” or “I’m a boredom eater?” Many people view themselves as “emotional” eaters and think they just need more self-control.  However, what if it isn’t about control or restraint, but instead an unmet need? What does emotional eating …

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Foods that may help boost your immune system

Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food …

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5 ways to maximize your lunch break for a more productive workday

Are you a frequent lunch skipper, or an eat at your desk-er? Do you scarf down a sandwich or spend a few minutes munching and mindlessly scrolling on your phone? We’re becoming worse and worse at figuring out how to truly take a break for lunch. But your lunch break can provide both a physical …

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How to “Marie Kondo” your pantry for healthier eating

If you’re trying to eat healthy, here’s a tip: it doesn’t start with the food you put on your plate. It starts in your pantry. A tidy pantry makes healthy eating much, much easier. Plus, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what’s in your pantry and what to add to your grocery list? A …

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What’s in your smoothie? 3 popular smoothie supplements

Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold, vibrantly colored smoothie, especially in the warmer months. In recent years, smoothies and smoothie bowls have gained massive popularity. Creations resembling unicorns, mermaids and even monsters have flooded social media feeds. You may have even dabbled in this smoothie “art” yourself. But here’s the problem — many …

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6 strategies for managing your family’s food allergies

Have you noticed that food allergies are becoming increasingly common? Chances are if you don’t have a food allergy yourself, you can probably name several people you know who do. When it comes to food allergies, my experience is both occupational and personal. I love being a clinical dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at …

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Is the pescatarian diet right for you?

Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products, …

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