Food & Nutrition

Five Tips for a Stress-Free, Healthy Thanksgiving

The holidays should be a joyful time for making memories with the people who mean the most to you. But if you host your family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner, there’s a good chance you spend more time...

Common Nutritional Deficiencies in Vegetarians

If you’re following a vegetarian diet, your body may thank you for the nutrient-dense food you’re consuming daily — or maybe not. Many vegetarians eat a wider variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and...

Say Hello to the Sunshine Vitamin: Top Foods High in Vitamin D

Vitamin D Day is November 2nd! Want more ideas on how to get your daily dose of vitamin D? Visit Fit Living Eats for a special Vitamin D Day post & giveaway! (sponsored)  Winners will receive a...

Don’t Let Nutrition Labels Scare You

Nutrition labels or food labels can seem downright intimidating if you’re unsure about what to look for or how to read them. Here are some tips on how to read a food label and understanding nutrition...

What’s the Buzz About Coffee and Caffeine?

It’s no secret that we love our coffee. On average, more than half of us drink nearly 28 ounces of it every day — that’s about 80 gallons a year! Yet, is all that coffee good for you? Despite a...

Food Labels: Taking the Fright Out of Scary-Sounding Ingredients

Besides the teeny size and hard-to-find location, food ingredient labels can be filled with scary-sounding, Halloween fright-worthy names. There is no need to shudder or wonder about mysteriously...

Our Favorite Fall Chia Recipe: Autumn Harvest Chia Pudding

As your new, in-house Swanson dietitian, I’m here for you on your health and wellness journey. My goal is to share healthy habits, foods, and tips and tricks to help you live your life to its fullest,...

Build a Healthier Gut with Probiotics

Did you know that your gut serves two primary functions? It absorbs nutrients and defends against bacterial onslaught. And it’s a popular place to be--with over trillions of good, and bad, microbes...

You’re Probably Deficient in this Essential Vitamin - But You Don’t Have to Be!

Vitamin D is an essential part of maintaining your health, yet most people don’t realize how important it really is. Almost all of us have probably been deficient at one point or another, whether...

Fun Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar

What’s the buzz with Apple Cider Vinegar? You probably have it stocked in your cupboard somewhere, right? Maybe you’ve used it recently to give your salad a needed kick, stove a stronger clean, or...

Top Potassium Food Sources & Potassium Health Benefits

Potassium is a mineral that is often paired with magnesium in supplement form—and for good reason. Potassium and magnesium are two of the most important minerals required by the human body, and it’s...

Lutein vs. Zeaxanthin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are to your eyes what glucosamine and chondroitin are to your joints. Both are naturally occurring compounds found within your body. Both are difficult to pronounce (and spell)....

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