Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Navigating the Nutrition Label 2.0

In addition to added sugars, the new label with provide information on potassium and vitamin D contents in foods while ridding of vitamins A and C.  Potassium is important for fluid balance and activity in muscles and heart (hence, why you get muscle cramps if you have low potassium).  The RDA for potassium is 100 mg/day.   Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and teeth as it aids calcium absorption in the body.  Vitamin D is found in some foods such as fish, egg yolks, and fortified Read more [...]

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Nutrition Facts- Added Sugar

If you have been taking a peak at the nutrition labels on some of your foods, you may notice some things have changed.   These new labels are not on every food item yet but will be by 2021.  So what’s new? Added sugars have been added to the new nutrition label to distinguish when food companies add additional sugars into products.  These are different from natural sugars which are naturally found in whole, unprocessed products such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products, and whole grains.  Read more [...]

Friday, December 15, 2017

How Food and Mood are Related

It is amazing all the different roles food and nutrition play in our body. Carbohydrates fuel our brain, protein helps build our muscles, fat helps protect our organs, the list goes on and on. But have you ever thought about how food might affect your mood? Food certainly affects our mood! When we eat food our body responds well to, we are in a better mood because we aren’t feeling sluggish, tired, or cranky. Today we are going to highlight a few of the ways food and mood are related: • Read more [...]