5 nutrient-packed foods you should be eating (almost) daily

Multitasker foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, delivered deliciously    Ask any dietitian, “Does food impact my health,” and you’ll hear a resounding, “YES!” Ask any dietitian, “What are your top five healthy food choices to eat daily,” and you’ll get dozens of different answers. But that’s okay. Food choices are personal and even dietitians…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 5, 2022

Money Saving Strategies On Buying Groceries As Inflation Soars

Stocking up on healthy staples and reducing food waste are just a couple of strategies to help you with rising prices   Soaring inflation is hitting many consumers hard in buying groceries for their families. From snack foods like chips and cookies to everyday items like milk and meat, food prices are rising up and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 26, 2022

Aging Healthily Is Possible And It Starts With A Healthy Gut

The secret to successful aging may rely on a changing gut microbiome   How well are you aging?  Good, fair, or poor? The passage of time is out of your control but how you age is a different story. No matter how many birthdays you celebrate, your biological age can either be “younger” or “older”…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 20, 2022

22 simple ways to get healthier in 2022

  Set yourself up for a healthy 2022   Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!  Father Time keeps ticking away with the arrival of another New Year with new possibilities affecting your life and health. Speaking of health, what plans do you have for restoring or maintaining your health this coming year and…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 29, 2021

Top 12 Foods Providing All Day Energy

Choose these foods more often to feel less tired and more energetic all day long   When drained of get-up-and-go, it’s tempting to down an energy drink or grab a candy bar. These choices often do provide a quick, short burst of energy you need. But beware – sugary drinks, candy, and pastries put too…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 6, 2021

Eating your way to better bladder health

  Bladder health is rarely discussed but all of us are affected by it Bladder health should be a top priority ranking alongside heart, brain, and bone health. And one way to promote bladder health is by making smart food choices. From urinary incontinence to overactive bladder, what you eat and drink directly impacts your…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 19, 2021

Could You Be Calcium Deficient And Not Know It?

What you need to know about identifying and treating a calcium deficiency   Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the human body of which 99% is stored in the bones and teeth, necessary for strong bone structure.  The roles of calcium are critical for body functioning but many adults, adolescents, and even children…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Sep 24, 2021

Sensible Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work

    Build long-term habits with practical lifestyle changes for weight loss success   It’s challenging to eat a healthy diet when living in a drive-thru, ultra-processed food world. Food temptations seem to be everywhere. And forget gimmicky, fad diets when trying to reach a healthier body weight. Just like buying a pair of shoes,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 27, 2021

Chewy-licious Oatmeal Brownies

Chocolately, chewy and oh so good, this healthified brownie recipe will be a go-to again and again Yes, you will score lots of ‘brownie’ points when you make this pleasing and appealing recipe for your family or friends.  Not only does it meet a ‘healthier’ version of more traditional brownie recipes for being low fat,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Aug 22, 2021

Letting Go Of The ‘All Or Nothing’ Approach to Nutrition

Why an ‘all or nothing’ mindset about nutrition may sabotage your health goals  We all have that friend who’s always making comments about their food intake such as, “I really shouldn’t be eating this,” or “I’ve been so good on my diet lately,” or maybe they might say, “I’ll get back on track Monday after…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jul 9, 2021