The Skinny on Sugar Substitutes

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions I receive as a dietitian is regarding sugar substitutes (any sweetener that you use instead of regular table sugar a.k.a sucrose), their safety and ways they can be used. Today’s post focuses on 4 different sugar substitutes and how sweet they are…or aren’t?  Artificial sweeteners: Synthetic sugar substitutes that may be derived from naturally occurring substances. …

5 Superfoods to Keep you Well this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year, when families come together for Holidays meals, parties, and occasions. Keeping your immune system healthy is important during this wonderful time of year. Here are 5 Superfoods easily incorporated into your diet to make sure you stay sniffle-free this holiday season. 5. Garlic: Healthy for your heart, not so good for your breath.      …

The Season’s Sweetest Vegetable: Squash

It’s that time of year, when the farmer’s markets and grocery stores fill with a variety of squash, but what do we do with this vegetable and why is it so healthy? Squash is a nutrition powerhouse, loaded with potassium, fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Better than that, children might be more willing to try it thanks to its naturally sweet …

What’s for Lunch?

The morning rush hits. You are running out the door. What did you forget? Lunch! Having a balanced lunch is important. For children, lunch provides energy to stay alert in class. For children and adults, frequent meals and snacks (every 3-4 hours) promote a healthy metabolism and allow the body to use calories more efficiently. Make it a family affair: …