How to Shop for Seafood

Shopping for seafood doesn’t have to be difficult. I created an easy to read guide to help you pick the best seafood and get what you are paying for.

You should eat salmon and other healthy, fatty fish every week. Use this guide to help you purchase the best seafood

As a dietitian I talk to a lot of people about their eating habits. I tend to see and hear the same thing over and over again both in individual counseling sessions and in my group classes; I know what I should be doing, it’s hard to actually do it. The difference between the easy choice and the healthy one is often not in the knowledge of what to do but how to do it consistently and most importantly how to make it easy.

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The Truth About Eggs: They Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

The science is clear; the cholesterol in eggs does not affect heart health, yet many health care professionals still recommend limiting how many eggs we consume each week. Help me spread the word; eggs are great for your health.

Eggs have become the prime example of why eating is so difficult in our modern day and age. For years health experts told us that eggs are bad. Now more recently you may have heard that eggs can be part of a healthy diet.

What’s the truth? Should you be feeding your family eggs or not?

Let’s figure this out once and for all.

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Say Goodbye to Brown Spots in Avocados

Are you tired waiting for your avocado to ripen only to finally cut into it and be disappointed when it’s brown inside? Read this article and get the perfect avocado every time.

Every avocado lover has had this experience; your avocado has reached the perfect state of ripeness. The skin has turned black and there is just the right amount of give when you squeeze it. You eagerly cut open your avocado only find the creamy green avocado interior full of brown spots and completely unusable.

Such a disappointment!

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Get the Full Health Benefits of Garlic Cloves

Everyone says to wait 10 minutes after you chop raw garlic cloves to cook them, but is that enough time? New research suggests waiting longer to ensure you get the maximum health benefits when you include fresh garlic in your diet.

Minced fresh garlic cloves make a potent seasoning that add a unique flavor to meals and side dishes. To fully understand and get the most from fresh garlic there are a couple of important things you need to know.

Garlic’s popularity has been growing in recent years. Research has shown that garlic intake may be beneficial for the heart, brain, and immune system and may lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.

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Welcome to my blog! I am a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Naperville, IL. This is my first post, thank you for reading.

My goal for this blog is to educate myself as well as my friends, clients, patients and others interested in learning more about the broad field of nutrition. Questions I am asked at work in my job as a clinical dietitian will serve as topic ideas. I will also write about topics that always seem to come up when I tell someone I’ve just met that I work as a dietitian.

Others articles will simply be topics I would like to learn more about. I’ll review books and write articles about interesting new trends and topics. My aim is to provide a general idea of how I use my knowledge of food and nutrition to keep myself and my family happy and healthy.

My philosophy is simple: we could all benefit from more time spent thinking about and actively working on our health. In the process of doing this we should be working toward eating more nutritious, real and locally grown food.

We need to spend the time to get to know where our food came from. How was it grown or raised and by whom?

Consider starting a garden at home if you have not already done so. Combine the food choices you make each day with a healthy active lifestyle and most importantly keep it all simple.

Living a healthy life doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. However, it does take an active commitment to make better choices each and every day.

And there you have the theme of my blog:

Focus on Health. Eat Real, Local Food. Keep it Simple