Tagged: "nutrition"

August 30, 2017

Labor Day Better

By Ellie Ehrlich, AKA intern & Ashley Koff RD The last hurrah of summer doesn’t have to feel like a bummer! But it sure can feel like one when trying to navigate the last summer BBQ or pool party options, better. Look, one day off does not ruin any better health plan, however, there are...

August 02, 2017

Should you eat healthy everyday?

Recently I received a note from a trainer saying “things to be done EVERYDAY, eat healthy everyday…”. As I thought about this recommendation, I realized there are three issues it presents for almost all of us. So before I answer, let me address those: 1) We have no working definition of “healthy” eating in this...

July 26, 2017

Ashley’s Better Bites: Cherries!

Nothing says no more winter like a bowl of luscious cherries! These sweet bites are never a hard sell, so I don’t often get the chance to share why they are so good for you. Rich in vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, and antioxidants, cherries help us stay hydrated and healthy. The better digestion and...

July 18, 2017

Is It OK to Have Dessert?

Audrey L, Better Nutrition Member What a sweet question. Thank you for asking it. Here’s the Better Dessert Nutrition sitch: Dessert is a loaded word. I will use a personal story to explain what I mean. My friend gave up dessert for Lent but when I asked for clarification two things came up: doughnuts for...

July 12, 2017

What Can A Sumo Wrestler Teach Us About Better Nutrition?

By Chloe Cassecuelle, AKA Intern Recently in Japan, I was fortunate to witness a traditional Japanese Sumo Wrestler Ceremony. This ceremony enables the introduction of younger ‘beginner’ sumo wrestlers to the general public. They presented themselves onto the wrestling Dohyo ring two by two and began by stomping their feet on the ground and throwing...

July 05, 2017

Are your Kids bones weaker, missing this nutrient?

We know bones need calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to be strong, but new evidence points to how important vitamin K is for Kids bones to be built stronger. For a long time, now, we’ve focused on adults getting in vitamin K (specifically in bone health supplements I recommend K2 (MK7 for example)) to ensure...

June 28, 2017

The Better Way to Organize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

By Kaitlin Krull Healthy eating is a lifelong journey that isn’t always straightforward. Budget and time constraints, temptation, and even your kitchen can put roadblocks on the path to better eating. But we at Modernize Kitchen Remodel have found that organizing your kitchen in a way that accommodates your healthy eating choices, you can set...

June 21, 2017

How to Eat Citrus Foods, Better

Citrus foods taste great and provide better nutrition but for many they are also an irritant. Recently, a better nutrition member asked me: “Is there anything I can do to citrus fruits and tomatoes so I can eat them again? I suffer from severe indigestion and have to take meds for it.” For her and...

June 14, 2017

Ashley’s Better Bites: Organic Lettuce

When I say lettuce, you say… ??? Delicious? Boring? Nutritious? Not Really? When it comes to lettuces, there’s a lot of confusion about what is better, so let me debunk that right now. Any organic lettuce is better. Even better? A variety of organic lettuces. Why? Let’s look at what organic lettuce can do for...

June 07, 2017

A Better Summer Begins with A Better Summer Nutrition Plan

Ashley Koff, RD and Tori Schmitt, MS, RDN What does a better summer mean to you?  Is it having the energy to keep up with your kids at the baseball diamonds or relaxing poolside with your favorite friends? Does it mean finally enjoying the feel-good rewards from eating better and exercising more often over the...