Category: Healthy Eating

Running Low: The Dangers of Low Potassium Levels

If you have ever experienced the unique agony of a muscle cramp while playing a sport or going for a run, you know how painful and memorable such an event can be. People often attribute muscle cramps to not drinking enough fluids, but there is more to the story. Though dehydration is part of the […]

Super Spuds: The Health Benefits of Potatoes

Sometimes the line between what hurts and what helps in weight loss can be a thin one. While foods such as candy or ice cream will clearly always land on the unhelpful and unhealthy end of the spectrum, there are some foods that can either result in you putting on the pounds or dropping a […]

The Importance of a Calorie Deficit in Weight Loss

Every year, tens of millions of Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on various weight loss products and systems. This is all meant to counter the still worsening obesity epidemic that affects over 40% of the population in the United States. Yet with all of this effort and all of these resources, most people […]

Fishy Nutritional Advice: The Benefits and Risks of Shellfish

With the advent of modern transportation and refrigeration, no matter how far you are from the coasts these days, you can find seafood on the menu. This has opened up the possibility of a shellfish-rich diet to many people—with all the dangers and benefits that can bring. Whether you think of shellfish as dangerous or […]

The Many Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

From warding off vampires, to purportedly helping prevent the common cold, garlic has been touted as a miracle cure in mythology and medicinal traditions. While most of us are probably not worried about vampires, garlic can still prove useful in warding off very real dangers such as atherosclerosis and high cholesterol.  A relative of the […]

Beyond the Smoothie: The Benefits of Kale

There are plenty of superfoods out there, but probably none of them have a more polarizing reputation than kale. Incredibly nutritious, this leafy vegetable also has a stigma of being the bitter end to a life of tasty food when you finally go on a diet.  Sitting down to a bowl of raw kale may […]

Get Your Fats Straight: Fatty Acids Explained

If you are trying to get healthy, it is easy to get caught up in fad diets focused on changing one element of your diet such as cutting carbohydrates or loading up on antioxidants. While there can be benefits to lowering your carb intake for most Americans, you will typically have to do more than […]

Filling in the Gaps: The Importance of Nutrition Density

It is not without some irony that the food many people eat in the United States is called the Standard American Diet, or “SAD.” With obesity rates going up every year, more and more people are finding that the foods we are used to eating may not be as healthy for us as we think.  […]

Five Tips for Managing Meal Expectations After an Endobariatric Procedure

Endobariatric weight loss procedures can be completely life-altering—offering patients rapid, long-term weight loss that can lead to a fuller, healthier life. Yet, like any weight loss procedure, patients will have to navigate a series of changes that can be overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. Former bariatric patient, registered dietitian and nutritionist Laura […]

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