Latest by Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

20 Substitutes for Gluten-Free Baking

So you’ve decided to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle. Now here’s the hard part. The process of gluten-free baking is very different and hence time-consuming. That’s because gluten-free dough is not the same consistency as wheat-based dough and often re...

4 Simple Steps to Easier Summertime Grilling

Grilling incorrectly can increase exposure to harmful carcinogens and stomach bugs.

Go Green With Your Diet: Your Body Will Thank You

Green smoothies. Green juice. Kale salad. Leafy green vegetables are everywhere, and small surprise once you learn the positive impact they can have on your health and wellness.

National Nutrition Month ® 2016: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” What does this mean for the consumer?This year’s theme is a great reminder to all of us to slow down and enjoy our meals, allowing us the opportunity to savor ...

Are Fat and Cholesterol as Bad as We Once Thought?

What we now know is that it’s not the fat we eat, but the type of fat we choose to eat that affects heart health.

Sodium: How Much Do We Really Need?

The average American consumes over 3,400 mg of sodium each day, which is equal to 1½ teaspoons of salt. While it’s a fact that people who consume too much sodium tend to have higher blood pressure and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, there i...

Low FODMAPS: Is It Worth Trying?

A low FODMAP diet helps alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as symptoms of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and celiac disease.

9 New Healthy Food Options for 2016

Here are the latest food trends, geared to consumer demand for more healthful convenience foods.

Nutritional Needs for Men as They Age

Small changes in diet and lifestyle can make a huge difference when it comes to men’s health. Here are some prevalent health conditions in men and how nutrition and lifestyle can make a significant impact on disease prevention. Heart Disease Heart di...

Keeping Your Kids Active During the Winter Months

Winter is almost here. As the shortest day of the year approaches, we are challenged with making the most of the daylight hours. Soon it will be dark at 5:00 PM, and if your child gets home at 4:00 from school, they don’t have much time to play outsi...