Archive for August, 2009

The Second Most Important Meal of the Day

August 28th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet You may be surprised to hear that the second most important meal of the day is a midmorning snack. The reason for this is simple: you want to balance the amount of calories you take in before lunch, with the calories you take in after lunch. By spreading your calories out evenly across theRead the rest of this entry…



Healthy Quick Breakfast Ideas

August 26th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Here are some healthy, quick breakfast ideas the whole family will enjoy. Raw Organic Bar and a whole Piece of Fruit – This is about the quickest breakfast you can eat. Raw Organic Bars (my favorite energy bars) have 200 calories and a good amount of protein and fiber. Add in a large wholeRead the rest of this entry…



Breakfast: The FIRST Most Important Meal of the Day

August 21st, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, now learn why.  Breakfast is directly correlated to cognitive development and mental performance.  After sleeping for 8 hours (yes, you should be getting 8 hours of sleep each night), the body needs fuel to power the body and the mind.  NotRead the rest of this entry…



Food Sources of Iron

August 19th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet What Foods Provide Iron?   There are two forms of dietary iron: heme and nonheme. Heme iron is derived from hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells. Heme iron is found in animal foods that originally contained hemoglobin, such as red meats, fish, and poultry. Iron in plant foodsRead the rest of this entry…



Choosing To Self Nurture

August 17th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet In some situations, you may feel guilty about nurturing your body and mind by spending time address­ing your personal needs and being good to yourself. When these situations arise, it’s important that you remember that taking time to practice healthy habits and coping skills and celebrating your successes along the way will help youRead the rest of this entry…



Finding the Time to Self Nurture

August 14th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet How many times have you thought about something you’d like to do, but quickly reminded yourself that you don’t have time for it? Many of us spend so much time doing what we feel we must do, that we don’t have enough time to include things we would love to do. The feeling ofRead the rest of this entry…



Caffeine and Pregnancy

August 12th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Caffeine use during pre-pregnancy and pregnancy remains controversial. The current guidelines offer a safe range of 0-300 mg/ day. But, there have been studies that have shown ill effects on women at lower doses. Some women are simply more sensitive to caffeine and so to be on the safe side let’s set a moreRead the rest of this entry…



Artificial Sweeteners and Your Pregnancy

August 10th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet There are a lot of options and much confusion when it comes to artificial sweeteners. Current government recommendations say that pregnant women can safely use low-calorie sweeteners in moderation, unless otherwise advised by their physicians. I advise patients to refrain from all artificial sweeteners during pregnancy. There are a variety of natural sugars thatRead the rest of this entry…



Vegetarian Sources of Protein

August 7th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Proteins are made from small “building blocks” called amino acids. There are 8 essential amino acids which must be obtained from the diet. Animal foods such as meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, and eggs, contain all 8 essential amino acids in one food. That makes them a “complete protein.” Plant foods don’t contain allRead the rest of this entry…



Pre-Pregnancy Check List

August 4th, 2009 by Angela, Nutritionist

Tweet Here is a pre-pregnancy check list to get you started on your way to a healthy happy pregnancy! q If you haven’t already done so, schedule your first prenatal visit with your practitioner. q Avoid alcohol, drugs and cigarettes, both first-hand and second-hand smoke. q If your immunizations are not up to date, letRead the rest of this entry…