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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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Is it time reboot your health and diet for spring?

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | May 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Is it time reboot your health and diet for spring?

Spring is the perfect time for rebooting your health. Why now? With a new season comes new life, when everything wakes up, greens up and brightens our environment. It can make us feel more alive and give us more energy and zest for life, physical activities and eating better. Harness the power of the seasonal […]

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What’s to eat? 10 tips that will solve your dinner dilemmas

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on What’s to eat? 10 tips that will solve your dinner dilemmas

Do you hear that nightly question at your house? Don’t have the answer? Don’t worry. You might already be hearing the nightly question “What’s for dinner?” at your house. Don’t have the answer? Don’t worry. Preparing healthy meals the whole family will love doesn’t have to be complicated. If you remember to keep them simple, […]

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Foods rich in lutein make your eyes healthier

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | March 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Foods rich in lutein make your eyes healthier

Look for the hallmark colors: bright red, yellow and orange foods, along with dark, leafy greens. Last week I attended the annual Food and Nutrition Conference Expo for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a national organization of more than 75,000 registered dietitian nutritionists. This annual conference showcases cutting-edge science in food, nutrition and health. […]

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The No. 1 recommended diet? That would be Mediterranean

By Kim Larson RDN, NBC-HWC | February 25, 2019 | Comments Off on The No. 1 recommended diet? That would be Mediterranean

A panel of experts has deemed the Mediterranean diet the healthiest way to eat. Way better than keto. The Mediterranean diet and lifestyle became the No. 1 recommended eating pattern in January, according to U.S. News and World Reports diet rankings. It took the lead from many healthy styles of eating, like the DASH diet, […]

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