Happy February! Today not only kicks off Heart Health Month, BUT it’s Wear Red Day. So, I hope everyone is rocking their red today! One of the biggest heart health recommendations is to cut back on sodium, which is an element found in salt. Sources of high sodium foods include pre-processed foods, dining out, and foods naturally high in sodium. Table salt as an ingredient is often targeted to swap or replace to help lower sodium content. But, salt is one of our most popular cooking ingredients. And just a little bit of salt can make a difference in the kitchen. Check out these creative cooking uses for salt, plus learn about a salt alternative that tastes like salt but contains significantly less sodium than traditional table salt. Continue reading “Over 25 Creative Cooking Uses for Salt”
Here at Nutrition Nuptials, I’m all about heart health. After all, you need a healthy heart to keep that love going with your significant other. At some point in your life, either yourself, your significant other, or a family member were probably told they need to start following a low sodium diet. And if you’re the person primarily responsible for the grocery shopping and food prep, it’s highly likely the first response was to go home and throw everything away in your pantry that contained sodium according to the food label. And then you learned EVERYTHING in your pantry contains some source of sodium and you wondered what in the heck you should do. The good news is that there are more options than ever these days for people following low sodium diets – one that doesn’t lead to a lifetime supply of Mrs. Dash. Meet GoodSalt®, the newest addition to your kitchen and salt shaker.
Happy Memorial Day – the unofficial kick-off to summer! Being a resident of the Jersey Shore, we get more excited for this time of year than the holidays. Sitting on the beach, dining al fresco, and waterfront happy hours listening to some guy play a guitar are just a few of our favorite things. And if you’re like me and Mr. E, there’s probably a BBQ or 3 you’ll be hitting up over the next week. Read on for some food safety tips for keeping your BBQ (and guests!) safe this MDW.
It amazes me how many clients reach out or come to me and proceed to tell me all about their “clean” eating habits. They tell me how they only eat wholesome, organic foods and never eat fast food. Then their next question is “What vitamins can you recommend?” to help with weight management. Or they hand me a list of vitamins and supplements they take that someone sold them or told them they should take. As the last part of my National Nutrition Month series, I’m dropping some knowledge about vitamins and minerals and what they ACTUALLY do for us (HINT! It has NOTHING to do with giving you more energy).
At every talk I do about nutrition, I bring up our major nutrients in some way to educate or reinforce their purpose. After I have people name the major nutrients (and have to tell them vitamins are NOT one of them), I ask which one is our most important when it comes to energy. The entire audience always seems to yell “PROTEIN” when I ask this. And are shocked when I tell them it’s carbs. Thanks to the media, personal trainers, athletes, and diets like Atkins and Paleo, way too much emphasis has been put on protein as THE single nutrient you need in life. The truth is, while proteins serves a purpose, it’s not the end all be all when it comes to the type of food we should be eating. As part of my National Nutrition Month series about our key nutrients, today I’ll be dishing about the power of protein and what it REALLY does for us.
Happy Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Since deciding to become a dietitian back in 2010, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to leave my life as an advertising exec behind. Except in social situations. When I’m at an event making small talk with people and someone inevitably asks what I do for a living (a perfectly reasonable and polite question), I often pick between 3 answers: SUP Instructor, Yoga Teacher, or actually tell them I’m a Registered Dietitian.
I hope you learned a lot in my prior post all about carbs and why you shouldn’t fear them. As we continue my National Nutrition Month celebration of nutrients, today we’re talking about fat. You know, that nutrient we all ran screaming into the night from back in the 80s & 90s. Today I’ll be setting the record straight all about fat. Get ready to settle on in to read all about the big FAT truth.
As a yogi and holistic health practitioner, I have become fascinated with the role essential oils can play in our health and well-being. Mr E knows I can’t go to sleep at night without my diffuser running. And whenever I get sick, the I turn to the oils before I go to the medicine cabinet. Which is why I’m thrilled to start a new guest post series on Nutrition Nuptials from essential oils expert, Lauren Clyne. Today she’s talking about all about how to battle flu season with essential oils.
You may have heard that this flu season has been one of the worst. Not only that, but the flu vaccine effectiveness is being reported at somewhere between 10% and 30%. That hardly gives me warm and fuzzy feelings, but have no fear, that doesn’t mean we have to suffer as we have safe and effective alternatives at our fingertips.
Thanksgiving is only one week away. And if you, your significant other, or family members are managing diabetes, then check out today’s post all about creating a Thanksgiving diabetes plan, plus tips I share with US News & World Report. Continue reading “Your Thanksgiving Diabetes Game Plan”