Our Top Nutrition Advice From 2020


This year has been challenging for a number of reasons. With a global pandemic going on, trying to make the most of time at home while staying safe and healthy has become the newest trend. As a result, many people have been interested in learning more about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through diet while avoiding the “quarantine-15.”

Throughout the year, our registered dietitian nutritionists have provided their expert advice for all things related to eating healthfully at home. From boosting your immune health through your diet to reducing your food waste for a greener planet, here are our most-read nutrition topics of the year.

  • 6 Surefire Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure
    Having high blood pressure can put you at a greater risk for a heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, you can make adjustments to your diet that can help lower your risk of a hypertension-related health condition. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet outlines how to make smart food choices while putting your heart health first.
  • Boosting Your Immune System With Food
    This year, many people have looked for different ways to stay healthy and avoid the risk of COVID-19. Making smart food choices is a great way to bolster your immune system. Foods like almonds, broccoli and strawberries are all rich sources of essential vitamins that help keep your immune system in tip-top shape.
  • The Health Benefits Of An Anti-Inflammatory Diet
    Sometimes, eating unhealthy foods can cause inflammation. Chronic inflammation is often thought to be the cause of many more serious health conditions including heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even Alzheimer’s. An anti-inflammatory diet focuses on eating a variety of fresh, unprocessed foods. This guide answers some of your most-asked questions about anti-inflammatory eating and how to get started.
  • Diets To Try And To Avoid In 2020
    Looking to get a kickstart on your New Year’s resolutions? Instead of starting the latest fad diet, make sure you do you research first. There’s no such thing as a perfect diet, and maybe “dieting” isn’t the right move for you at all. Try taking inventory on your daily eating habits instead. Are you making smart and nutritious food choices on a daily basis? Where is there room for you to make more healthful food decisions?
  • The 4 Essential Ingredients For Healthy Smoothies
    You don’t have to wait for the summer months to enjoy delicious smoothies. While these fresh fruit drinks can often be high in calories and packed with added sugars, they can also be a great daily source of fruits and vegetables. Use this guide to make well-balanced smoothies that will fill you up, hydrate you and get you your vitamins and antioxidants for the day.
  • How To Stop Overeating While In Quarantine
    It’s happened to most of us over the past year. You’ve found yourself looking through the fridge for a snack just because you’re bored. Maybe you’ve turned to food on more than one occasion for comfort in the midst of the stress, confusion and frustration you’ve experienced during COVID-19. Learn how to curb cravings and snack smarter.
  • A How-To Guide For Reducing Your Food Waste
    Looking for something to add to your list of resolutions for your new year? It might be a good idea to consider how your grocery shopping habits impact the planet. By minimizing how much food waste you and your family create, you can help the environment and save money. Use these tips to better plan your grocery trips and make the most of the items you already have in your fridge or pantry.
  • Sneaking More Healthy Ingredients Into Your Diet
    Whether you’re preparing a meal for one or for the whole family, it can be difficult to make sure everyone is getting their essential nutrients. If you are struggling to get all your recommended food groups in, these recipes are a great way to make sure you are eating your fruits and vegetables. From appetizers to desserts, there’s sure to be something for everyone!
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