Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 3 Benefits of Eating Fiber

This is Part 3 in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1 & Part 2.)

Fiber is a substance found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and in whole grains, which is hard to digest and important for digestion. It is recommended that adults incorporate between 30 and 40 grams of fiber per day, but most adults only get 10 grams per day through their normal diet. There are a variety of health benefits to increasing the amount fiber in your diet. Continue reading Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

Fiber! Part 2: The Downfalls of Eating Fiber

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 2: The downfalls of eating fiber

This is Part 2 in a 4-part series on the wonderful world of FIBER! (Read Part 1 here.) In recent years, fibrous foods have received praise for their health benefits. Dietitians and doctors encourage their patients to increase their fiber intake. However, eating even a moderate amount of fiber foods can have some downfalls. Continue reading Fiber! Part 2: The Downfalls of Eating Fiber

9 Tips to Pack Your Snacks & Meals Full of Nutrient-Rich Foods

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

9 Tips to Pack Your Snacks & Meals Full of Nutrient-Rich Foods

You should enjoy your diet! Believe it or not, nutrient-rich foods are familiar, easy to find, and represent the five basic food groups, therefore achieving balance and building a healthier diet can be simple and stress-free! Continue reading 9 Tips to Pack Your Snacks & Meals Full of Nutrient-Rich Foods

How Can I Get Enough Calcium in My Diet If I Follow a Vegan Lifestyle?

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

For those of you who choose to follow a vegan or even vegetarian lifestyle, you know best that sometimes one needs to get creative with their food to get all of the necessary nutrients for a healthy diet. Today I’d like to focus on just one of these necessary nutrients, calcium. Below you will find plenty of options for calcium-rich foods that are considered vegan, plus compare which ones are best for absorbing that calcium into your body.

How can I get enough calcium in my diet if I follow a vegan lifestyle? Continue reading How Can I Get Enough Calcium in My Diet If I Follow a Vegan Lifestyle?

The Super Heroes of Food: “To Boost & Protect!”

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

With cold and flu season quickly approaching, heading out to the pharmacy every week can get time consuming — and expensive. But finding the best solutions to fight those pesky bugs and viruses could be right in your kitchen!

Super Hero Foods Continue reading The Super Heroes of Food: “To Boost & Protect!”