Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, don’t eat processed foods, choose foods whose ingredients you can pronounce… we’ve all heard these food rules. But are these “rules” even helpful? This dietitian breaks it down and defines what processed foods are, the types of processed foods, and how processed foods can fit within a healthy […]
As a mom and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’m always trying to think of creative ways to add a few more nutrients to my family’s meals. And let me tell you, that’s not always an easy task, but I’ve managed to come up with a couple of techniques. One of those techniques includes adding soy […]
Ah, August, the month all parents have been waiting for. While summer offers so many opportunities for family fun and making memories, it is nice to fall back into the routines of the school year that provide structure that many of us thrive on. As we move back into the rhythms of the school year, […]
Is soy good or bad for heart health? In this article, we will dive into what soy does in the body and what the research says about it.
From edamame, tempeh, and tofu to soy milk, TVP, and veggie burgers- there’s a lot of soy out there! Chelsea LeBlanc Jones, RDN, has developed a soy-based foods guide that teaches you about the different types of soy, where you can find them, their health qualities, and how to cook with them.
I’ve spent a great deal of my time and energy as a nutrition professional encouraging my clients, particularly men, to pursue a greater variety in their protein choices. I do this, of course, with their best health in mind and with the knowledge that each family of protein-containing foods carries with it unique and diverse […]
There are a relatively limited number of foods that contain significant amounts of complete plant-based protein, and soy foods such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soymilk are high on that list. Let’s take a closer look at its value from the nutrition and muscle-building perspective.
Headlines blare that a food will cure cancer, a dietary pattern will help you live longer, or a nutrient will cause disease. But what does the science say? Rather than worrying about whether a headline might be misinformation or disinformation, first we have to know what the information is. The original research article (or at […]
Gout is an extremely common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting 4% of the U.S. population. Men, particularly as they age, are much more likely to sufferer from gout. More recent and troubling data suggest that the global incidence of gout has increased substantially, from 38.7 to 45.9 per 100,000, in the 15-39 year old demographic […]
As someone who deals with this topic on a near-daily basis, I appreciate more than most the significant public interest surrounding the consumption of soy-based foods and their influence on male testosterone levels. All roads of inquiry lead to one question – Does soy lower testosterone? Certainly, there is a portion of the population who […]