Our new Registered Dietitian Addie Merletti (you can call her AC!) has a passion for creating healthy, nutritious and creative meals in her own kitchen, and she’s ready to share her tips and secrets with our members!
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Most of us mean to make healthy choices at the grocery store or when out for dinner, but it can...More
Dietary fats are a necessary component of a healthful lifestyle. Not only does fat coat the stomach and slow digestion, resulting in earlier satiety, it also contributes a smooth and creamy mouthfeel for foods such as yogurt and aids the absorption of fat soluble vitamins
Protein is found in many foods and can be divided into two categories: animal-based proteins and plant-based proteins. Regardless of whether or not you consume meat, the inclusion of plant based proteins in your diet may have a positive impact on your health.
Omega-3 fats are a set of poly-unsaturated fats and are considered “essential” nutrients, meaning that our bodies cannot make them so we must get them through the foods we eat. Omega-3’s are needed during pregnancy and lactation to support brain and eye development, but continue to serve many functions after infancy for growth and health maintenance.
Detoxification: The metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances.