The Best Snacks for Gestational Diabetes
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by Christy Brissette RD
1y ago
You’re pregnant and you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes. To say you’re probably feeling overwhelmed is an understatement! But don’t worry, mama… I got you and those snack attacks. It’s especially important that you choose the right snacks at the right times to keep your blood sugar levels stable and your energy levels up. Choosing foods that are packed with nutrients and phytochemicals is essential for the growth and development of your baby… and to keep mom healthy too! Snack Tips for Gestational Diabetes Eat every 3 hours or so Make sure every meal and snack is balanced What d ..read more
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Maple Ginger Shrimp with Carrots and Snow Peas
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
Protein gets plenty of attention for being a key part of sports nutrition… but carbohydrates deserve just as much (if not more) focus! Especially for endurance exercise. Pure maple syrup is a natural source of carbohydrates. It can help give athletes and active people the energy they need during exercise. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pure Maple from Canada. As always, I love to feature foods I recommend and enjoy myself and all opinions are 100% my own. How Do Carbs Support Exercise? Before exercise, it’s helpful to have a balanced meal or snack that contains carbohydrates, prot ..read more
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Is Sushi Healthy? Tips to Order the Healthiest Sushi from a Dietitian
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
“I love sushi and eat it a few times a week. How healthy is it?” My clients ask about sushi all the time, as they aren’t sure whether it’s a light meal or a higher calorie option. And it’s no wonder, since options can range from fresh fish with no adornments, to architectural masterpieces requiring more than two bites per piece. I can tell you that if you’re eating sushi a few times a week, you’re probably doing a great job getting the 8 ounces of fish per week recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans! But is your sushi restaurant order in line with a healthy diet? Photo ..read more
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Supplement Quality: 6 Ways to Identify the Best Dietary Supplements
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
Are supplements safe? With 76% of American adults taking nutrition supplements, this is an important question. Headlines have been swirling about supplement quality and safety, giving the impression that the industry is unregulated. That’s not the case! Here’s what you need to know about choosing supplements that are high quality and safe. This post is a collaboration with my client, NOW, a natural products manufacturer. As always, I only write about brands I enjoy myself and recommend. All opinions are 100% my own. Does the FDA Regulate Supplements? There’s plenty of confusion out there about ..read more
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Fracture Healing Foods
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by Jackie Price
2y ago
Which foods heal broken bones faster? I fractured a bone in my foot at a group tennis lesson a couple of weeks ago, and I’m willing to do anything to speed up the healing process! Nutrition plays an important role in fracture healing, and I’ve taken a deeper look at the research to discover which fracture healing foods are essential to include to heal broken bones quickly. –> Click here to pin this image for later! View this post on Instagram So this happened on Sunday morning. I was at a group tennis lesson and everyone was practicing shots. There was a ball on the court I didn’t see an ..read more
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Low Calorie Steakhouse Dinners: Ruth’s Chris Steak House Lighter Menu
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
Steakhouse dinners are synonymous with celebration. When I was out for a steak the other night, I overheard people at the surrounding tables celebrating everything from graduations and promotions to birthdays, engagements and anniversaries. On these special occasions, worrying about calories is usually the farthest things from people’s minds. And that’s okay, because these are occasional celebratory meals. But what if you find yourself going more often, on weekly date nights and to get together with friends? Or if you’re like many of my clients and you dine out often as part of your job, is it ..read more
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Should You Take Moringa?
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by Jackie Price
2y ago
Moringa is the newest kid on the block in the holistic health scene. Moringa supplements are said to be packed with antioxidants and have numerous health benefits including helping to lower blood sugar and cholesterol, improve digestion, relieve pain, boost the immune system, and more. But does moringa live up to the hype? Here’s what the research says! –> Click here to pin this image to save for later! What is Moringa? The leaves, seeds, roots, bark, and flowers of the Moringa Oleifera tree have been used medicinally for thousands of years, but recently the spotlight has been turned to mo ..read more
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Should You Take Collagen? Everything You Need to Know About the Popular Supplement
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
Collagen is the latest buzzword in the nutrition world as it’s rumored to have benefits for anti-aging, wrinkle reduction, joint health, and more. It’s hard to know what collagen can really do and what’s a myth. So the question remains – should you take collagen? Here’s what the evidence says about collagen’s claims and my review on whether it lives up to the hype. –> Click here to pin this image to save for later! What is Collagen? Collagen is a protein found in our connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, skin, bones, and joints. It’s made mostly of two amino acids, proline and glycine. Ou ..read more
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Garcinia Cambogia: A Safe Way to Lose Weight?
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
If you’ve ever searched the internet for a quick-fix weight loss solution, chances are you’ve come across Garcinia Cambogia pills. Carginia Cambogia extract has gained popularity as a weight loss supplement since it was touted on the Dr. Oz show several years ago, and many turn to it as a way to lose weight without putting in effort. But is there research to back the benefits of Garcinia Cambogia, and is it a safe way to lose weight? Here’s everything you need to know about Garcinia Cambogia safety and weight loss effects! –> Click here to pin this image to save for later! What is Garcinia ..read more
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Reishi Mushrooms: Health Benefits, Evidence, and Uses
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by Christy Brissette RD
2y ago
It seems like every celebrity and natural health trendsetter is pouring mushroom powder into their green smoothies or drinking mushroom tea like it’s the new kombucha. Reishi mushrooms in particular are popping up as the latest health trend, with the claims that they can do everything from reverse signs of aging to cure cancer. If you’re whether reishi mushrooms are worth the hype, here’s everything you need to know about reishi mushroom health benefits, evidence behind them, and more. –> Click here to pin this image to save for later! What are reishi mushrooms? Reishi mushrooms, also comm ..read more
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