4 Reasons to Include Nuts in Your Diet

There is a lot of conflicting messaging about nuts—eat them, don’t eat them, they’ll make you fat, they’ll help you lose weight, they’ll give you heart disease, they’ll cure your heart disease, and so on. Unfortunately this is nothing new when it comes to the consumer world of nutrition media messaging. Because nutrition science is…

Why is Fiber Important?

Fiber is one of those nutrients you constantly hear about but may not be entirely sure what it is, where it’s found, and what it does for you. What is fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate, but since your body cannot digest it, you don’t absorb calories from it. If someone with diabetes or…

Did the FDA Ban Trans Fat?

Big nutrition news today: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told industry to phase out the use of artificial trans fat, with complete removal from the food supply within three years. The FDA is taking trans fat off of the “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) list and declares that removing it from the food…

Happy Heart Month!

  Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason you see hearts everywhere this month–February is American Heart Month! Good nutrition and lifestyle can go a long way in preventing heart disease, which happens to be the top killer of women in the United States. Here are the top 4 ways to help keep your heart in peak…