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How to prevent and manage high blood pressure with diet

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | December 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The DASH Diet is a low-sodium eating habit with powerful nutrition and health benefits. Several factors that you can control make a huge impact on whether you develop high blood pressure. In this column, I’m focusing on how you can prevent and manage high blood pressure with the types of food you eat and with […]

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Five tips to help you avoid weight gain during the holidays

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | November 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Five tips to help you avoid weight gain during the holidays

Follow these simple and smart techniques to help you keep the pounds off this season. If you’re one of the 45 million people who are constantly on a diet, it may be time to take a break from weight loss this holiday season and, instead, focus on avoiding weight gain. Although studies show the average […]

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Healthy after-school snacks help children learn and grow

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | October 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Healthy after-school snacks help children learn and grow

Try these eight delicious and nutrient-rich ideas for afternoon snacks that both you and your kids will enjoy. It’s school time again! Every parent knows that fall brings with it a new and often busier schedule that can bring real-life challenges to serving kid-friendly, nutritious meals and snacks in less time. One of the most […]

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What you don’t know about high blood pressure can kill you

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | October 8, 2019 | Comments Off on What you don’t know about high blood pressure can kill you

Under revised medical guidelines, 120/80 is no longer considered normal. Do you know your blood pressure? Are you one of the almost half of Americans that now have high blood pressure? Don’t know? You’ll want to read on to see where you fit in the revised classification of blood pressure published by the American Heart […]

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New study looks at refined grains – and may cause confusion

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | September 15, 2019 | Comments Off on New study looks at refined grains – and may cause confusion

Don’t desert your high-fiber choices, because they have proven – and needed – health benefits. You may have heard about a new study just published in a scientific journal that said that eating refined grains is not associated with negative health consequences like obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes or mortality. This study compiled […]

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Prediabetes: Treat it as an alarm for a lifestyle reset

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | September 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Prediabetes: Treat it as an alarm for a lifestyle reset

With exercise, better sleep and weight loss, you can bring your blood sugar level back to normal. Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with prediabetes? More than 30 percent of Americans have prediabetes, and most don’t even know it. You could be part of that 30 percent. Today there are 84 million people […]

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Studies say benefits of upping your vitamin D intake myriad

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | August 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Studies say benefits of upping your vitamin D intake myriad

Research suggests that the recommended level of the nutrient is too low for optimal health. Vitamin D is in the news — again. This time it’s about a study that found that optimal levels of vitamin D for colon cancer prevention are higher than the current daily recommendation. The report issued from leading researchers looked […]

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How to handle lectins and other anti-nutrients in your food

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | August 1, 2019 | Comments Off on How to handle lectins and other anti-nutrients in your food

Despite claims by a currently popular diet book author, there’s no cause for alarm. What are lectins and anti-nutrients, you ask? Recent hype is stirring the (bean) pot (pardon the pun!) and claims are being made that anti-nutrients cause harm to our body. These foods include the legume family (beans, peas, lentils), whole grains, dairy […]

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Skip the lemonade: Create your own low-sugar drinks to cool off

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | July 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Skip the lemonade: Create your own low-sugar drinks to cool off

Instead of reaching for a beer or lemonade, quench your thirst without the added empty calories. As temperatures heat up and summer arrives, so do pool and patio parties, outdoor concerts, family camp-outs and many other special events enjoyed by both kids and adults. Summertime equals fun time! Whether you are working hard in the […]

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The age-old question: Are eggs good for you or bad for you?

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | June 3, 2019 | Comments Off on The age-old question: Are eggs good for you or bad for you?

A recent study concluded eating eggs increases our risk for heart disease — don’t take it to heart. A recent study is making headlines because it has proclaimed that we should stop eating eggs because it increases our risk for heart disease. Were eggs wrongly accused? It appears so. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, when […]

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