Credible nutrition information, cooking tips, product recommendations, and reflections on sustainability from Dietitian Ann.

The Pro(tein)s and Cons of the Vegetarian Diet

In 2016 a nationwide poll of Americans showed approximately 3.3% of people identify as vegetarian or vegan (1).

For reasons from environmental to animal

The “Basics” of the Alkaline Diet

Question: What’s the fastest way to increase the cost of a bottle of water?
Answer: Add some common minerals to raise the pH and slap

Intermittent Fasting: The Myth of Six Small Meals

Almost daily I have a conversation with a client who is attempting to eat three small meals plus three small snacks per day.

Keto Burrito: The Ketogenic Diet (Hold the Tortilla)

My friend, put down that bagel and walk away. Don't you know carbohydrates are evil?

Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular in the last several decades,

Is Coffee Good for You? The Health Benefits and Limits of Coffee

I am a self-proclaimed coffee snob. I mean, I'll drink any coffee in a pinch, but I really love a freshly ground cup of high-quality

Breakfast is the Best… But is it the Most Important?

I have upsetting news: there is controversy as to the importance of breakfast.

I know, I know. Everybody "knows" that breakfast is the most important meal of

How to Make Breakfast the BEST Meal of the Day

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Haven't you heard? It's definitely my favorite. Almost every day I wake up Hungry (with a

Cleanse Diets: Do they Work? And Which one Should you Try?

Should you try a detox diet to cleanse after the holidays? Before starting one, learn what you should cleanse from and which cleanses to avoid.


The Great Battle Against Artificial Sweeteners

Lately I've been hearing this phrase a lot: "But you know, those artificial sweeteners are worse than sugar. You might as well just eat the

An Overview of Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are confusing. They have weird names and are metabolized (broken down) by the body into components whose names we're not familiar with. That

The Tale of a Soda Pop

Carbs, glorious carbs!

A couple of weeks ago we talked about what happened as a reaction to the low-fat craze of the late 20th century: food manufacturers

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