Help the Body with Nutrient-Dense Foods

Last month, I wrote about some of the ‘healthy-in-name-only’ items, such as energy bars and coffee shop-smoothies, as well as truly nutrient-dense options, like red meat and eggs, which may not come to mind when you use the term ‘healthy.’

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Reducing Added Sugar Difficult but Necessary

‘Added sugars’ has become a household phrase these days, and its even on the new nutrition label. The term ‘added sugar’ refers to sugars added to the product that aren’t naturally occurring; for example, yogurt has both added sugars (from fruit juice, fruit or other flavorings) and the sugar that is found naturally in milk (called lactose). Basically, ‘added sugars’ are those we consume in addition to the sugars found in milk, cheese, grains, fruits and vegetables. It’s recommended that added sugars make up less than 10% of our overall energy intake per day for those aged 2-19, and that those under 2 years of age consume none. Continue reading “Reducing Added Sugar Difficult but Necessary”

Examining Benefits of Soy

A recent meta-analysis (i.e. a review of multiple previous studies, in this case 23) published in the September 2019 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics identified a possible relationship between soy intake and decreased mortality. Continue reading “Examining Benefits of Soy”