The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous

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Laura
 Apr 7, 2019
I love Monica's voice and delivery! She provides the pros and cons of a wealth of health and nutrition topics. She doesn't take an extreme approach to health but rather believes in a healthy balance.

Catherine
 Nov 8, 2018
very bright and well spoken. enjoy her podcast

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Rebecca Y.
 Jul 24, 2018
This is an excellent source for well researched advice in a nice and short podcast that you can trust and implement. Also, Monica Reinagel has a very pleasant and soothing voice.

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Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you'll be eating healthier and feeling more fabulous!

Episode Date
Which protein sources are the most filling?
00:11:56

Adding protein to a meal can keep you full longer. But does it matter which kind? Plus: Is adding sugar to tart fruit any worse for you than eating sweet fruit?

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Sep 28, 2022
Do sweetened breakfast cereals lead to obesity?
00:12:01

Giving kids sweetened breakfast cereals must increase their future risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, right? Actually, maybe not.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Sep 21, 2022
Are there nutritional benefits to chewing more?
00:10:12

Chewing more thoroughly can improve your digestion and make your food more nutritious. It can also help with weight loss. Plus: a follow-up question on artificial sweeteners and the microbiome.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Sep 14, 2022
Here’s how artificial sweeteners change your microbiome
00:09:05

A new study adds to the ongoing debate about artificial sweeteners and whether they help or hurt with weight loss.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Sep 07, 2022
Your food questions, answered
00:11:10

Listeners have questions—about sushi, plums, asparagus, and more. Nutrition Diva has answers.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Aug 31, 2022
Should you match your diet to your blood type?
00:09:04

Should you match your diet to your blood type? A popular diet claims that you need to eat right for your blood type. What’s the evidence?

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Aug 24, 2022
Are dairy and fruit a bad combination?
00:09:05

Some claim that a protein in milk inactivates antioxidants in fruit. Are blueberries and yogurt a bad idea?

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Aug 17, 2022
How do vitamin-fortified foods fit into a healthy diet?
00:11:37

Are the vitamins and minerals that are added to processed foods an important source of nutrients or are they surplus to requirements? Plus: are dehydrated fruits and vegetables as nutrient-rich as their hydrated state?

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Aug 10, 2022
Prunes: How many are too many?
00:10:25

Don't miss last week's episode where I talk about how you should eat if you are looking to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. Here's a link: https://nutrition-diva.simplecast.com/episodes/lose-fat-and-gain-muscle-at-the-same-time-update

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Aug 03, 2022
Can you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time?
00:07:44

Conventional wisdom tells us to eat less to lose fat and eat more to gain muscle. How should you eat if you want to do both at the same time?

Don't miss last week's episode where I talk about some of the nuances of the "calories in/calories out" equation: https://nutrition-diva.simplecast.com/episodes/are-some-calories-more-fattening-than-others

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Jul 27, 2022
Are some calories more fattening than others?
00:06:47

There's a heated debate going on right now about whether calories matter when it comes to weight loss. Is weight loss an issue of food quality or quantity? Or could both play a role?

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Jul 20, 2022
Stop trying to micromanage your nutrients
00:09:20

Nutrition Diva wades in to settle a marital squabble about how to take your calcium.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Jul 13, 2022
This is your brain on blueberries
00:07:38

A new study finds that daily blueberry consumption may help improve your cognitive abilities. But the researchers left one important question unanswered.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Jul 06, 2022
The class action suit against Beyond Burger, explained
00:10:57

Plaintiffs have a beef about the protein claims being made by a leading vegan burger company.  Here’s what they’re upset about.

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Jun 29, 2022
Test your summer nutrition smarts
00:06:52

Test your summer nutrition savvy with this true/false quiz!

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Jun 22, 2022
Does the food matrix really matter?
00:08:56

Food is more than just a collection of nutrients. In this episode, we explore how the format of the food matrix affects its nutritional value.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

Join Monica for a free workshop on creating healthy habits that actually stick this Thursday, June 16: https://weighless.life/workshop/

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Jun 15, 2022
When do probiotic supplements make sense?
00:09:56
Jun 08, 2022
Fighting back against an obesogenic environment
00:10:23

Everywhere we go, we are bombarded by food marketing and encouraged to overeat. But resistance is not futile.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

Links to the two studies mentioned in today's show:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/obr.12265
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2792381

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Jun 01, 2022
What to do if you can’t find baby formula
00:11:46

As increasingly desperate parents are unable to find infant formula, DIY recipes are circulating online. Here’s why that’s not a good idea. Plus, Grammar Girl joins for a  quick chat on  "healthy" versus "healthfully."

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May 25, 2022
Indian Gooseberry: New uses for an ancient medicine
00:07:39

A traditional Ayurvedic preparation is giving cholesterol drugs a run for their money.

Nutrition Diva is hosted by Monica Reinagel. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

The two studies mentioned in today's episode:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326920/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21495900/

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May 18, 2022
How (not) to give nutrition advice
00:08:37

Some advice for those who want to help their friends and family eat healthier. And some tips for those just starting out on the healthy eating journey.

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May 11, 2022
Vegetables are useless against heart disease? Please.
00:09:06

A new study concludes that eating vegetables does nothing to reduce your risk of heart disease. The real story is a bit different.

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May 03, 2022
Does the MIND Diet Support Brain Health?
00:10:09

Can an experimental diet keep your brain healthy as you age? Nutrition Diva takes a closer look at the evidence to support the MIND diet.

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Apr 26, 2022
Zero Waste Cooking with Rosanne Rust
00:16:30

Rosanne Rust, registered dietitian and author of the new book Zero Waste Cooking for Dummies shares strategies for reducing food waste, both before and after the food reaches your kitchen.

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Apr 19, 2022
Your Nutrition Questions, Answered
00:08:57

Will eating before exercise ruin the benefits? Will a collagen shake boost your recovery? Is expensive olive oil worth the extra money? Could my supplements be causing my A-fib? Nutrition Diva has answers to these and other listener questions.

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Apr 13, 2022
How Much Water Do You Really Need To Drink?
00:09:37

Staying hydrated is obviously important. But you may be surprised to find out how much water it takes.

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Apr 05, 2022
The Big 8—Should You Avoid These Common Food Allergens?
00:07:04

Is there any reason to avoid foods that are common allergens even if you're not allergic to them? Just how common are the most common food allergies?

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Mar 29, 2022
The Candida Diet: Separating Fact from Fiction
00:09:10

You'll find a confusing mix of true and false information about candida diet and nutrition online. Let’s sort fact from fiction.

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Mar 22, 2022
Does Insulin Resistance Lead to Binge Eating?
00:09:26

Does insulin resistance lead to binge eating or is it the other way around? Nutrition Diva looks into what researchers have found about Binge Eating Disorder and insulin resistance.

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You can use the confidential screening tool available at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website to assess whether it might be time to seek professional support. And if you do need more support, NEDA has more resources, including a helpline and a referral network.

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Mar 15, 2022
The Best Foods for Healthy Skin
00:10:07

Can collagen supplements reduce wrinkles? How does the microbiome affect the skin? Find out what to eat to keep your skin looking its best.

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Mar 08, 2022
Can These Snack Bars Replace Your Cholesterol Meds?
00:08:33

Some new "functional food" products offer an alternative for those who can't or won't take medication to control cholesterol. What's in these products and what's the evidence to support the claims?

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Mar 01, 2022
Counting Calories: the 4-4-9 Myth
00:07:47

The calorie counts on many low-carb foods appear to vastly understate the actual calorie count. Are you actually eating more calories than you think?

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Feb 22, 2022
The Latest Research on Auto-Immune Disease and Vitamin D
00:11:09

New research suggests that regular Vitamin D supplements lower the risk of auto-immune disease in older people. Should you start taking it?

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Feb 15, 2022
What to Do When Medications Cause Weight Gain
00:15:18

1 in 5 Americans takes a prescription medication that can cause weight gain as a side effect. What do patients and doctors need to know about obesogenic drugs? Pharmacist and obesity educator Ted Kyle shares his insights.

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Feb 08, 2022
The Episode You Wrote: Listener Q&A
00:15:42

This week, Nutrition Diva answers some of your questions! Can you get vitamin E from lotion? Is rinsing quinoa really necessary? Are sprouts a good source of protein? What are the advantages of organic milk? Is this the healthiest way to cook broccoli?

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Feb 01, 2022
How Does Plant-Based Chicken Compare to Real Chicken?
00:10:18

The category of plant-based meats continues to expand, with a growing number of chicken alternatives. What are the made out of any how do they stack up nutritionally?

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Jan 25, 2022
Can Nutrition Heal Your Thryoid?
00:18:06

A controversial diet called the Auto-Immune Protocol is purported to help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other auto-immune conditions. Clinical Nutritionist Sunny Brigham joins Nutrition Diva to discuss the role of nutrition in supporting a healthy thyroid.

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Jan 18, 2022
Do Food Dyes Cause Hyperactivity?
00:09:55

Are artificial food dyes really safe? What's the link between food dyes and ADHD? Nutrition Diva looks into the facts behind food dyes.

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Jan 11, 2022
Proof That Healthy Habits Turn Back the Biological Clock
00:08:25

We all hope that eating better and getting some exercise will keep us healthier for longer, but now a new study shows exactly how much good habits can slow the biological aging process.

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Jan 04, 2022
Let's Talk Nutrition New Year's Resolutions
00:19:47

To celebrate the new year, Nutrition Diva host Monica Reinagel joins a panel of Quick and Dirty Tips experts to discuss New Year's Resolutions and what you need to know about nutrition goal-setting in 2022.

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Dec 28, 2021
Should You Use Artificial Sweeteners When You’re Pregnant?
00:09:03

A new study finds that using artificial sweeteners during pregnancy is linked to higher BMIs for the kids. But does this have anything to do with the sweeteners?

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Dec 21, 2021
553 - Enjoy the Holidays without Wrecking Your Diet
00:07:27

The holidays are a time for indulgence. Here are three strategies that can help you enjoy holiday eating without throwing all your healthy habits under the bus.

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Dec 14, 2021
The Bright Line: Diet or Disordered Eating?
00:12:11

Bright Line Eating claims that you can achieve permanent weight loss by following four simple rules. What's the science to support this approach? Is Bright Line Eating right for you?

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Dec 07, 2021
Will Fermented Vegetables Increase Your Cancer Risk?
00:06:12

Fermented vegetables like kimchi offer the nutritional benefits of veggies plus a probiotic bonus. But some research suggests that they increase the risk of stomach cancer. Should you include fermented vegetables in your diet?

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Nov 30, 2021
How Does Fake Meat Affect Your Microbiome?
00:10:46

New plant-based meat alternatives look, cook, and taste more like actual meat than ever before. But are these highly processed foods really better for you? And what's the environmental impact of all that processing?

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Nov 23, 2021
5 Ways to Save Yourself from Overeating this Thanksgiving
00:07:14

Thanksgiving is not a day to diet, but with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can avoid ending up as stuffed as the turkey. Nutrition Diva explains.

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Nov 16, 2021
Should We Settle for Fat but Fit?
00:08:30

A new study argues that getting fit is more important than losing weight. But must it be one or the other?

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Nov 09, 2021
Can the Food Compass Point You in the Right Direction?
00:11:23

A new scoring system called the Food Compass attempts to crunch every plus and minus of a food into a single number. Will navigating by the Food Compass result in a healthier diet?

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Nov 02, 2021
Eggs and Oat Bran: The Cholesterol-Fiber Paradox
00:09:15

If cholesterol from food doesn't affect blood cholesterol levels, why does eating soluble fiber reduce cholesterol? Nutrition Diva explains this apparent paradox.

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Oct 26, 2021
Nutrition Diva's Rules for Snacking
00:10:40

You'll find lots of healthier snack options on the shelf. But how healthy are they really? Can a processed snack food ever really be considered healthy? Nutrition Diva breaks it down in her rules for snacking.

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Oct 19, 2021
Can Zynamite Help You Build Muscle?
00:07:52

There's a new patented ingredient on the market—Zynamite—that promises to boost cognitive function and athletic performance. The Nutrition Diva looks into how it works.

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Oct 13, 2021
Do you need a continuous glucose monitor?
00:09:46

Continuous glucose monitors were developed to help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar. But could they also help people optimize their health, athletic performance, or weight loss? The Nutrition Diva looks into the science.

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Oct 05, 2021
Why Do We Know So Little About This Essential Nutrient?
00:12:13

What is choline, and why do we know so little about this essential nutrient? The Nutrition Diva walks through the latest research on choline, who needs it the most, and what foods you can get it from.

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Sep 28, 2021
534 - How Getting Sleep Can Reduce Food Cravings (Reissue)
00:09:38

There's a connection between sleep and hunger. Getting better quality sleep may help with appetite, cravings, and ultimately, weight loss.

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Sep 21, 2021
What is Vitamin U?
00:07:51

Vitamin U isn't a true vitamin, but this compound found in cabbages may still have health benefits. Nutrition Diva explains what vitamin U is, what it does, and how to get it.

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Sep 14, 2021
How Fitness Trackers Sabotage Weight Loss
00:10:12

Many people use diet and activity trackers to log their food intake and exercise. But it seems to be backfiring. Nutrition Diva explains this paradox.

Sep 07, 2021
Is Watermelon Seed Flour Good for You?
00:08:14

Watermelon seed flour is a new arrival on the health food scene. You'll find recipes for using it on Paleo diet blogs. But how does it compare to other flours? Nutrition Diva investigates.

Aug 31, 2021
Midlife Weight Gain: Don't Blame Your Metabolism
00:09:41

New research suggests that a slowing metabolism is not to blame for midlife weight gain. So what is?

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Aug 24, 2021
How Fiber Builds Stronger Bones
00:09:45

Prebiotics can already boost digestive, metabolic, and immune health. Nutrition Diva breaks down how they can also help strengthen bones and prevent bone loss.

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Aug 17, 2021
The Truth About Pandemic Weight Gain
00:08:53

According to media reports, weight gain during the pandemic averaged 25 to 30 pounds. But how reliable are these reports? And why does it matter? Nutrition Diva examines the data.

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Aug 10, 2021
How to Get Your Partner to Eat Healthy
00:25:59

Dr. Rachel Vanderbilt of the Relationship Doctor podcast explains why partners aren't always supportive of our efforts to eat healthier -- and what to do about it.

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Aug 03, 2021
What's the Healthiest Kind of Rice?
00:09:57

Short-grain vs. long-grain vs. basmati vs. brown rice. What are the nutritional differences between all the different types of rice? Nutrition Diva explains.

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Jul 27, 2021
Superfood Alert: What's a Pili Nut?
00:06:49

The pili nut is the latest aspirant to superfood glory. What's in this exotic nut and how does it compare to other nuts? Nutrition Diva digs in.

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Jul 20, 2021
Foraging for Fun and Nutrition
00:22:26

Walking is great exercise, but it can also be an opportunity to gather nutritious foods. Nutrition Diva talks with foraging expert John Kallas about wild foods that you can find even in urban neighborhoods.

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Jul 13, 2021
Do Adaptogens Protect You From Stress?
00:10:31

Adaptogens are plant-based ingredients that are said to protect against the harmful effects of excessive stress. But do they really do anything or is it all in our heads? Nutrition Diva explains.

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Jul 06, 2021
Nutrition Around the World: Filipino Cuisine
00:16:45

Registered dietitian-to-be Levin Dotimas talks to Nutrition Diva about the nutritional and cultural aspects of Filipino cuisine. The fourth in our series on Nutrition Around the World!

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Jun 29, 2021
Is Leaky Gut a Legitimate Diagnosis?
00:23:10

Registered dietitian and digestive health specialist Tamara Duker Freuman joins Nutrition Diva to sort through the facts and fictions surrounding intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut syndrome.

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Jun 22, 2021
Is Eating Local Really More Sustainable?
00:09:34

Proponents of eating local often claim that it is a more sustainable way of eating. But is it really? Nutrition Diva reviews new research that attempts to quantify the benefits of local food systems.

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Jun 15, 2021
Is Homogenized Milk Bad for You?
00:08:04

How does the homogenization process affect the health properties of milk? Is unhomogenized milk better for you? Nutrition Diva gets to the bottom of the glass.

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Jun 08, 2021
Healthier Junk Food?
00:09:02

What if we could make our favorite snacks and sweets healthier? Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat the foods we love without the consequences? Two new ingredients seem to offer exactly that. Nutrition Diva investigates.

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Jun 01, 2021
Nutrition Around the World: Japanese Cuisine
00:17:53

Registered dietitian Miho Hatanaka joins the Nutrition Diva to talk about Japanese food, culture, and nutrition. The third in an ongoing series on nutrition around the world.

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May 25, 2021
Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?
00:09:49

Does caffeine have any negative effects? Is caffeine actually good for you? How much caffeine should you have in a day? Nutrition Diva tells all.

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May 18, 2021
Can Natural Sunscreens Protect Your Skin?
00:09:20

Several plant oils and nutritional supplements have been promoted as natural sunscreens. How much skin protection do they provide? What are the safest and most effective sunscreen ingredients?

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May 11, 2021
What Are Postbiotics?
00:08:12

Postbiotics refers to the metabolic byproducts of those probiotic bacteria, which seem to be responsible for many of the beneficial effects of probiotics.

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May 04, 2021
Your Diet and Dopamine (According to Neuroscience)
00:20:58

Can you raise your dopamine levels with diet? Do low dopamine levels cause cravings? Will dopamine fasting help you kick food addiction? Monica talks with neuroscientist Darya Rose about the complex connections between mood, food, and your brain.

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Apr 27, 2021
Why Weight Loss Is Harder for Some than Others
00:15:03

For some people, faulty hunger signals make weight loss especially difficult. Treating appetite dysregulation could be a game-changer in the fight against obesity. So why is it so under-utilized?

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Apr 20, 2021
What the Heck is Seitan? Is It Healthy?
00:07:11

What is seitan, and what's it made of? How do you use it? Is it good for you? Find out whether meat substitute one to try or one to skip?

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Apr 13, 2021
Busted: 2 Persistent Myths About Eating and Your Metabolism
00:08:21

Does eating more frequently boost your metabolism or cause you to burn more calories? Will going too long between meals cause you to go into starvation mode? Nutrition Diva has the facts on these widely held metabolism myths.

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Apr 06, 2021
Nutrition Around the World: Colombian Cuisine
00:16:57

In the latest installment of our series on global cuisine, dietitian Sandra Arévalo joins me to talk about the nutritional aspects of traditional Colombian diets.

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Mar 30, 2021
Why You Need More (Not Less) Phytic Acid in Your Diet
00:07:39

Phytic acid is often referred to as an "anti-nutrient" because it can block the absorption of minerals from foods. But phytic acid also has many positive effects on health. Nutrition Diva weighs the pros and cons.

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Mar 23, 2021
Is Your Calorie Counter Lying to You? (Reissue)
00:12:21

Whether it's the number of calories on the Nutrition Facts label or the readout on your Fitbit, chances are those calories counts are wildly inaccurate. So, what's the point of paying attention to calories? Nutrition Diva explains.

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Mar 16, 2021
611 - 3 Ways the Pandemic Helped us Eat Better
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There's no doubt pandemic restrictions have affected our eating habits in ways both good and bad. We've all heard enough about the "quarantine 15," so let's take a look at the upsides of pandemic eating.

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Mar 09, 2021
610 - Nutritional Supplements You Don't Need (And Some You Do)
00:13:04

Nutritional supplements are a $122 billion dollar industry and the majority of adults take at least one. Yet most research shows them to be of little benefit. Nurition Diva offers some guidelines for deciding which supplements are actually worth it.

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Mar 02, 2021
609 - Why 'Nothing' Matters in Nutrition Research
00:16:54

We tend to pay more attention to research studies when they find something that works. But we learn just as much from what doesn't work. Greg Lopez of Examine.com joins me to explain how to understand null results and why they matter.

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Feb 23, 2021
608 - Do Produce-Saver Products Really Keep Food Fresh Longer?
00:08:12

A variety of products claim to keep produce fresh longer by absorbing ethylene gas. Preventing food waste is important, but do these products really work?

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Feb 16, 2021
607 - Is Sourdough Bread Better for You?
00:10:23

Many people assume that sourdough must be more nutritious than regular bread. But is there any science to support that assumption?

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Feb 09, 2021
606 - Nutrition Around the World: Indian Cuisine
00:18:50

Vandana Sheth, author of My Indian Table and a registered dietitian, explains how nutritional guidelines based on Western dietary patterns can be adapted for traditional Indian cuisine.

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Feb 02, 2021
605 - Beating Type 2 Diabetes with Beneficial Bacteria
00:10:17

Type 2 diabetes affects about one in ten adults and anti-diabetic medications are the fourth most commonly prescribed medications. Could the bacteria in our guts hold the key to restoring a healthy blood sugar metabolism?

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Jan 26, 2021
604 - Is It Time to Stop Taking Fish Oil?
00:07:32

Despite a recent decrease in the number of people taking it, fish oil supplements remain the third most popular nutritional supplement. But just how firm is the evidence to support their use?

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Jan 19, 2021
603 - Do Low-Carb Diets Really Boost Your Metabolism?
00:09:15

A new analysis suggests that low-carb diets cause you to burn more calories and lose weight. But the details tell a different story.

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Jan 12, 2021
602 - Is Dried Fruit Good for You?
00:08:16

Is dried fruit as healthy as fresh? Is it healthy for people with diabetes? For toddlers? What are the healthiest dried fruits? Read on for answers to all your dried fruit questions.

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Jan 05, 2021
601 - 4 Myths about Sulfites and Wine Busted
00:09:30

Does wine give you a headache? Don't blame the sulfites. Find out what problems sulfites do (and don't) cause and whether you need to avoid them.

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Dec 29, 2020
357 - Cool Weather Nutrition Tips (Reissue)
00:06:57

How to tweak your meals and menus to keep your nutrition up as the mercury dips. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1RSWl2p

Dec 22, 2020
600 - Facts About Trans Fats (and Their Replacements)
00:08:47

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Dec 15, 2020
599 - Why Am I So Hungry Before My Period?
00:08:07

It's common to experience an increased appetite or cravings for certain foods before your period. Understanding what's going on in your body and brain can help you cope.

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Dec 08, 2020
598 - Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Heart Disease?
00:07:10

A new study links diet soda consumption to increased risk of heart disease. You don't necessarily have to give up your favorite artificially-sweetened drink, but you may want to stop seeing it as a healthier alternative.

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Dec 01, 2020
597 - What's the Best Time to Eat Dessert?
00:07:17

How long after dinner should you eat dessert? Is it best to eat it with your meal or wait a couple of hours? Turns out timing isn't the most important factor when it comes to sweet treats.

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Nov 24, 2020
596 - Making Meat Without Animals? Yes, It's Possible
00:16:06

The future is (almost) here! New technology will allow us to produce real meat without breeding, feeding, or slaughtering any animals. Paul Shapiro, the author of Clean Meat, joins me for a fascinating peek into the world of animal-free meat.

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Nov 17, 2020
595 - Are Beans a Protein or Carbohydrate?
00:06:53

Most vegetarians consider beans to be a protein food. But most beans are much higher in carbohydrates than protein. Should we think of beans as a protein, a starch, or both?

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Nov 10, 2020
594 - How Sleep Affects Weight Gain—A Sleep Expert Explains
00:16:09

Many people have more difficulty sleeping when they reach midlife, which is also when they start to see their weight creeping up. Sleep medicine specialist Dr. Jade Wu talks about the relationship between sleep, appetite, weight gain, and midlife changes.

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Nov 03, 2020
593 - Does Elderberry Protect Against Colds and Flu?
00:06:04

As we head into cold and flu season, you might wonder whether your immune system could use a little boost. How does the research on elderberry syrup stack up?

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Oct 27, 2020
592 - Is Soy Healthy or Harmful?
00:13:28

Is soy healthy or harmful? There's lots of conflicting info. Monica puts the soy hype into perspective with the latest scientific research.

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Oct 20, 2020
591 - Processed Meat: How Much Is too Much?
00:12:14

What counts as processed meat? Why are the concerns about it? What's a safe amount? Registered dietitian Kathleen Zelman joins me to sort through a confusing topic.

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Oct 13, 2020
590 - The Problem with Intermittent Fasting
00:09:44

New research suggests that the most popular form of intermittent fasting (restricting daily food intake to a 6- or 8-hour window) doesn't increase weight loss but does increase muscle loss.

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Oct 06, 2020
589 - Do You Get Enough Fiber on a Low-FODMAP Diet?
00:16:24

Following a low-FODMAP diet can relieve IBS symptoms. But it also eliminates a lot of healthy foods from your diet. Tamara Duker Frueman, author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer, joins me to talk about balancing good nutrition with symptom relief.

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Sep 29, 2020
588 - Does Growing Almonds Really Waste Too Much Water?
00:06:27

If your barista scowls at you when you order a latte with almond milk because almond growing consumes massive amounts of water, it's time to arm yourself with the facts!

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Sep 22, 2020
522 - The 3 Levers of Appetite (Reissue)
00:08:12

Researchers have identified three distinct neural pathways that control our desire to eat. Two rely on our desire to avoid discomfort. The third is all about pleasure. Understanding these three neurological triggers may help tame an out of control appetite.

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Sep 15, 2020
587 - Lose More Fat and Less Muscle with Slow Weight Loss
00:12:12

Losing weight slowly takes patience. But if it results in more fat loss, less muscle loss, and keeps your metabolism from slowing, it might be worth it.

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Sep 08, 2020
586 - Helping Kids Learn STEAM Skills in the Kitchen
00:08:55

The benefits of teaching young kids to cook go beyond setting them up for a lifetime of healthy eating—cooking can also help them learn science, technology, engineering, and math. Nutrition Diva chats with Lesya Mervena, co-founder of the I Cook After School program.

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Sep 01, 2020
585 - What's the Best Non-Dairy Milk Alternative?
00:11:15

If you don't drink cow's milk, there are plenty of non-dairy alternatives to choose from. But should you choose milk made from soy, rice, almond, oat, or hemp?

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Aug 25, 2020
584 - Should You Switch to Fish Oil with PRMs?
00:09:32

Pro-resolving mediators (or PRMs) have been touted as essential to quality fish oil supplements. But what does the research (or lack thereof) really tell us?

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Aug 18, 2020
583 - Can Your Diet Help Reduce Stress?
00:10:55

Don't believe everything you hear about stress-busting foods. Nutrition Diva sorts fact from fiction to help you boost your mood and beat stress belly.

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Aug 11, 2020
582 - What's Up with Monk Fruit and the Whole Food Sweetener Trend?
00:10:31

Everybody seems to be looking for info on monk fruit and whole food sweeteners. But are these sugar alternatives really better for you?

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Aug 04, 2020
581 - Is Silicone Cookware Safe?
00:08:02

Years ago, Teflon was all the rage. Now, the chemical originally used to make it has been banned. Is nonstick silicone cookware really safer or just another time bomb waiting to explode?

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Jul 28, 2020
580 - Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan—Which One's Healthiest?
00:08:26

Organic. Humane. Gluten-free. What's are the most important factors to consider when you choose a food brand? There's no simple answer, but getting clarity on your priorities can help.

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Jul 21, 2020
579 - Should You Add Mineral Water to Your Diet?
00:09:17

Studies show mineral water may reduce heart disease. Should you make mineral water part of your diet? What's the best brand for you? What should you avoid?

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Jul 14, 2020
578 - Should You Beware of Glucose Syrup?
00:07:14

Is glucose syrup bad? One reference claims it's a concentrated source of sugar containing four times as many calories per tablespoon. But that data's wrong.

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Jun 30, 2020
577 - How Endurance Sports Affect Appetite
00:20:53

Exercising for longer periods can stimulate your appetite. Endurance athlete and coach Brock Armstrong joins me with tips on how to avoid unwanted weight gain when training for endurance sports.

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Jun 23, 2020
576 - What to Eat if You Don't Have a Gallbladder
00:07:57

More people are having their gallbladders removed than ever before—and at a younger age. How does losing your gallbladder affect your diet for the rest of your life?

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Jun 16, 2020
575 - Is Powdered Milk Bad For You?
00:08:58

Online sources claim that powdered milk is dangerous because it contains oxidized cholesterol. Should you keep this relatively non-perishable staple in your emergency food stores?

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Jun 09, 2020
574 - How to Eat 45,000 Extra Calories Without Gaining Weight
00:09:35

According to the conventional calorie math, the subjects in this over-feeding study should have gained more than a dozen pounds. Is it impossible to overeat protein?

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Jun 02, 2020
573 - What's the Best Diet and Exercise for People Over 50?
00:22:52

How should your nutrition and fitness change as you get older? What types of foods and exercises are most important for older adults? Nutrition Diva's guest is healthy aging expert Dr. Christine Rosenbloom.

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May 26, 2020
572 - Do Artificial Sweeteners Promote Diabetes?
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Sugar-free sweeteners would seem to be a good choice for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes, but the latest research suggests exactly the opposite. Nutrition Diva breaks down why.

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May 19, 2020
571 - Does Carb Backloading Help You Lose Weight? Science Says ...
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"Eat carbs in the evening to lose weight!" "Avoid carbs in the evening to keep blood sugar in check!" Research into carb backloading is a mixed bag. What should you do?

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May 12, 2020
570 - How is COVID-19 Affecting Our Food Supply?
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What are the challenges facing our nation's farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, how will they affect our access to fresh food, and what can we do about it?

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May 05, 2020
569 - How to Get Groceries for Two Weeks in One Easy Trip
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Here are some simple steps to help you get the right items and amounts at the grocery store so you can stop wasting food and save on unnecessary trips.

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Apr 28, 2020
387 - How to Tell If You're Really Hungry
00:07:37

We're told to listen to our bodies. But feelings of hunger aren't always a reliable guide as to whether your body needs food.

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Apr 21, 2020
568 - Pros and Cons of Air Fryers with Liz Shaw
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Registered dietitian Liz Shaw is the author of the new Air Fryer Cookbook for Dummies and joins us to share her best tips and advice on getting the most out of your air fryer.

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Apr 14, 2020
567 - Can Too Much Fiber Affect Fertility?
00:07:29

A study suggests that eating too much fiber could interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. What does this mean for women and couples trying to conceive?

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Apr 07, 2020
565 - Does Drinking Milk Increase Breast Cancer Risk?
00:08:10

A new study finds that drinking milk is associated with a significant increase in breast cancer risk. How much should you worry?

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Mar 24, 2020
564 - How Nutrition Affects Immune Function
00:07:00

How do diet and nutrition affect your ability to resist infection? Nutrition Diva explains why cranking immune-boosting nutrients to 11 doesn't work.

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Mar 17, 2020
455 - How to Stock an Emergency Food Supply
00:07:56

Are you ready in case of an emergency? Nutrition Diva breaks down what should (and shouldn't) be in your emergency food supply kit, including what to have on hand during a viral outbreak or pandemic.

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Mar 11, 2020
563 - What to Do With Fresh Turmeric Root
00:07:23

Turmeric is trending! But if all you've ever had is the ground powder, it's time you experienced the real thing. Grab some fresh turmeric root and read on to find out what to do with this exotic ingredient. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/fresh-turmeric-root-uses Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 03, 2020
562 - Is Coffee Flour a New Fair Trade Nutritional Powerhouse?
00:07:51

Coffee flour is a new ingredient making the rounds. Nutrition Diva has the scoop on what it is, how to use it, and whether the nutrition benefits live up to the hype. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/coffee-flour | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 25, 2020
561 - How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition
00:09:46

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age, but diet and lifestyle changes can help you overcome your symptoms. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/pcos-diet | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 18, 2020
560 - Fiber 2.0—Fiber's New Science of Health-Boosting Benefits
00:11:50

Fiber is so much more than "roughage!" From your heart, to your bones, to your microbiome, the list of health benefits linked to fiber keeps getting longer. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/new-fiber-benefits | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 11, 2020
559 - The Biggest Loser is Back, But Is It Better?
00:06:45

Does rebranding The Biggest Loser reality TV show as a pursuit of wellness really lessen the health dangers of competitive weight loss? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/biggest-loser-reboot | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 04, 2020
465 - Can You Absorb Nutrients Through Your Skin?
00:06:15

With transdermal nutrition, you slap on a patch and don't need that vitamin reminder. But do these products really deliver or are they a waste of money? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/can-you-absorb-nutrients-through-your-skin Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 28, 2020
558 - Best and Worst Diets of 2020 with Jill Weisenberger
00:20:58

Registered dietitian and nutritionist Jill Weisenberg joins Nutrition Diva to share the results and an inside look at the process behind US News and World Report's annual Best Diet Rankings. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/best-diets-2020 | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 21, 2020
557 - Plenity Is the New Weight Loss Drug in Town—Does It Work?
00:10:17

Many of us are looking for the magic weight-loss bullet. Is Plenity the one? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/plenity | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 14, 2020
556 - What Are the Health Benefits of Yerba Mate?
00:08:06

The impressive health benefits of drinking yerba mate include increased energy and enhanced weight loss. Should you trade your coffee or tea for this traditional South American beverage? TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/health-benefits-yerba-mate | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 07, 2020
121 - Four Secrets to Keeping Your New Year's Resolution
00:08:55

Even if you broke last year's (or every year's) resolution, this year can be different. TRANSCRIPT & LINKS: Read the transcript: https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/4-secrets-keeping-your-new-year’s-resolution | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 31, 2019
555 - The 2019 Year in Nutrition: Hype, Game-Changers, and Snake Oil
00:11:51

What was the year's biggest nutrition breakthrough? Most innovative new product? Most ridiculous fad? Nutrition Diva rounds up the year's biggest nutrition stories. TRANSCRIPT: https://quickanddirtytips.com/LINK | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 24, 2019
554 - A Better Approach to Personalized Nutrition
00:09:50

Two people can eat the same diet and have very different results. How do you find what works for you? The best diet is the healthiest one you can follow. TRANSCRIPT https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/better-personalized-nutrition | Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts JOIN THE CONVERSATION:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 17, 2019
552 - Use the Double Dopamine Effect to Reduce Cravings
00:11:32

According to science, you can double down on your eating pleasure by skipping crave-worthy foods and making healthy choices instead.

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Dec 03, 2019
551 - Can Your Microbiome Reveal Your Ideal Diet?
00:08:18

Forget carbs and calories. Your microbiome may hold the key to better blood sugar control, and a $500 analysis may reveal your ideal diet.

Nov 26, 2019
550 - Can Meal Replacement Powders Replace Food?
00:11:18

Meal replacement products like Soylent and Huel have gained a loyal following. But are these all-in-one powders and shakes really a more optimal way to get your nutrition?

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Nov 19, 2019
549 - Does Seed Cycling Help Balance Hormones?
00:06:57

A newly trendy nutrition practice called seed cycling is said to help balance female hormones and curb hormonal symptoms. Is there science to support the claims?


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Nov 12, 2019
548 - Six Myths About Type 2 Diabetes
00:07:18

Let's clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about Type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects one in ten American adults.

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Nov 05, 2019
547 - 3 Strategies for Eating Healthier: Which One Works Best?
00:09:23

There's new research on the most effective strategies for changing behavior. Which one can help you eat healthier?

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Oct 29, 2019
546 - What to Eat to Prevent Kidney Stones
00:07:11

Passing a kidney stone is excruciating! Here are some tips to reduce the chances that you'll ever have to endure that pain or relive past misery.

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Oct 22, 2019
545 - Is Red Meat Killing Us or Making Us Stronger?
00:08:59

For years, experts have been telling us to cut back on red meat. Now, a new analysis says there's no reason to. Everyone claims to have science on their side. What's a health-conscious consumer to do?

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Oct 15, 2019
544 - Is Nutrition Research Broken?
00:23:10

USA dietary recommendations lag decades behind the emerging science on diet and nutrition. Is our nutrition guidance system broken? How can we fix it?

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Oct 08, 2019
543 - How to End Portion Distortion, Eat Less, and Still Be Happy
00:08:43

In just 24 hours, you can reset your idea of an average-sized portion. Here's how to eat less and still be satisfied.

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Oct 01, 2019
542 - Is Iron Deficiency Causing Your Hair Loss?
00:06:54

Is your hair falling out? Thinning hair can be a sign of iron deficiency and other medical conditions. Reversing it starts with finding the cause.

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Sep 24, 2019
541 - Are Sports Drinks the Best Way to Replace Electrolytes?
00:10:05

You don't just lose water when you sweat; you lose electrolytes. When are sports drinks with electrolytes necessary? Nutrition Diva sat down with sports nutritionist Kelly Pritchett. Dr. Pritchett to get some answers.

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Sep 17, 2019
540 - Healthiest and Unhealthiest Kinds of Fish
00:08:17

Fish is a great source of protein, and it's low in saturated fat. But not all fish is created equal. Nutrition Diva breaks down the healthiest and unhealthiest ways to get your recommended servings.

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Sep 10, 2019
418 - Is Eating Late Bad for Your Heart?
00:06:04

How and why meal timing could affect your health. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mIJw37

Sep 03, 2019
539 - Top 5 Nutrients for Postpartum Recovery
00:13:21

Registered Dietitian Melissa Mitri discusses the importance of good nutrition after giving birth and the five most important nutrients for a new mom and her baby.

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Aug 27, 2019
538 - How to Choose a Protein Bar
00:09:43

Not all protein bars are created equal. Let's examine the difference between energy bars and protein bars and talk about what to look for when choosing a protein bar.

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Aug 20, 2019
537 - Are Probiotics Safe for Your Immune System?
00:12:13

Although their benefits may be limited, probiotic supplements are generally safe for healthy people. But there are some situations where beneficial bacteria (either from foods or supplements) can post a threat to the host.

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Aug 13, 2019
536 - Can Tart Cherries Reduce Arthritis Pain?
00:09:56

Tart (or sour) cherry juice has developed quite a reputation as an arthritis cure, anti-inflammatory agent, even an insomnia cure. Is there enough evidence to support adding tart cherry juice to your day?

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Aug 06, 2019
535 - Can the GAPS Diet Heal Your Brain?
00:10:17

The GAPS diet has been proposed as a treatment for conditions including autism, schizophrenia, depression, and ADHD. But is there evidence to support the use of this extreme protocol?

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Jul 30, 2019
533 - Pros and Cons of Oat Milk
00:07:37

Is oat milk good for you? Are there any dangers of drinking oat milk? What's the bottom line on nutritional value? Nutrition Diva has the scoop on the hottest new nondairy alternative.

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Jul 16, 2019
532 - Can You Eat Too Much Fiber?
00:07:09

The Institute of Medicine hasn’t set an upper limit on fiber, meaning that there’s no amount at which it’s considered toxic. But could excessive fiber block absorption of minerals from foods?

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Jul 09, 2019
473 - Is The Beyond Burger Healthy for You? (Reissue)
00:06:19

A new generation of plant-based products are taking veggie burgers to a whole new level. This week, a look at the Beyond Burger and how it compares with beef and other meat-free options.

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Jul 02, 2019
531 - Personalized Nutrition: The Latest on DNA-Based Diets
00:09:15

What can our genes tell us about which diet will work best for us? Before you send off your DNA sample, here's new research you need to know.

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Jun 25, 2019
530 - Wellness Is Not the Enemy
00:07:55

Novelist Jessica Knoll argues that we should "Smash the Wellness Industry." Has our toxic dieting culture co-opted wellness? Is it possible to be happy AND healthy?

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Jun 18, 2019
528 - Is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Good for High-Heat Cooking?
00:08:25

There's new research on the best oils to cook with. Here's Nutrition Diva's take!

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Jun 04, 2019
445 - Is Being Overweight Unhealthy? Reframing the Debate
00:06:44

While new science suggests there's no such thing as 'healthy obese,' think of it this way: It’s not that your weight doesn’t matter. It’s just that it’s not the only thing that matters. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11851 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

May 28, 2019
527 - Secrets of Successful Habit Change with Gretchen Rubin
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May 21, 2019
526 - Is A2 Milk Better for You?
00:07:05

You may have seen a2 milk in your grocery store. This pricey designer milk comes with some big claims. Let's explore the science behind the hype.

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May 14, 2019
525 - Nutrition Tips for New College Grads
00:06:50

Eating healthy is one of many challenges new college graduates face. Nutrition Diva's handy nutrition guide will help you set up your kitchen, choose pantry staples, and start cooking simple meals like a pro in no time.

May 07, 2019
524 - Is a Vegetarian Diet Bad for Your Brain?
00:07:44

If creatine is important for brain functioning and vegetarians have lower creatine levels, could a vegetarian or vegan diet have a negative impact on cognitive function?

Apr 30, 2019
523 - Quinine: Medicine or Mixer?
00:07:56

Quinine is a bitter compound that's used in tonic water but also has a long history of medical use. Can quinine prevent leg cramps? Are there side effects to drinking it? Nutrition Diva has all the details. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/ask-the-diva/quinine-medicine-or-mixer Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Apr 23, 2019
521 - CBD: Does the Science Support the Hype?
00:25:51

Registered Dietitian and Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, Janice Bissex, joins Nutrition Diva to explore the evidence to support CBD oil for relief of pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/medical-conditions/cbd-oil-does-the-science-support-the-hype Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Apr 09, 2019
519 - Should You Eat Fewer Eggs?
00:09:13

First eggs are bad. Then they’re OK. Now they’re bad again. Nutrition Diva puts the latest study on eggs and cholesterol in perspective (and provides solid, scientifically-based advice without the hype). Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/should-you-eat-fewer-eggs Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 27, 2019
518 - Are Omega-3 Eggs as Good as Eating Fish?
00:07:09

Fish are high in omega-3 fatty acids. But what if you can't eat seafood? Can omega-3 enriched eggs or peanut butter provide the same health benefits? Nutrition Diva answers a listener question. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/are-omega-3-eggs-as-good-as-eating-fish Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 19, 2019
517 - Aflatoxins in Nuts: Danger or Hype?
00:16:27

Some of the scary things you may have heard about nuts and aflatoxins are probably exaggerated or taken out of context. Nonetheless, these are not imaginary concerns. Nutrition Diva explains. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/aflatoxins-in-nuts-danger-or-hype Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 12, 2019
516 - How to Do More with Dinner: An Interview with Melissa Joy Dobbins
00:20:15

Registered dietitian and creator of the Sound Bites podcast, Melissa Joy Dobbins joins Nutrition Diva to discuss strategies for connecting with your family while improving your nutrition, saving money, and time. It's not about doing more, it's about getting more. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-do-more-with-dinner-an-interview-with-melissa-joy-dobbins Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 05, 2019
515 - Are Nutritional Supplements a Waste of Money?
00:09:40

The FDA is stepping up its oversight of the $50 billion nutritional supplement industry. Hopefully, it'll help reduce the number of people who are hurt by harmful products. Unfortunately, it won't do much to reduce the amount we waste on useless ones. Nutrition Diva has the scoop on which supplements are money down the drain.

Feb 26, 2019
514 - The Setpoint Diet: Interview with Jonathan Bailor
00:19:25

Jonathan Bailor joins Nutrition Diva to talk about his new book, The Setpoint Diet. Can you change what your body wants to weigh? Read the transcript at Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 20, 2019
513 - Is Lean Protein Really Better For You?
00:08:06

We're often told to choose lean protein. But is lean protein actually healthier? Or is it long past time to retire this phrase? Nutrition Diva busts another food myth. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/is-lean-protein-really-better-for-you Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 12, 2019
512 - Should Americans Follow the Canadian Food Guide?
00:22:58

Canada recently got a new Food Guide. Dr. Yoni Freedhoff joins Nutrition Diva to discuss what might Americans have to gain from following Canada's lead. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/should-americans-follow-the-canadian-food-guide Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 05, 2019
511 - Your Brain on Cholesterol
00:06:35

Too much cholesterol can be bad for your heart. But could it be good for your brain? Nutrition Diva dives into the new research on the potential benefits of cholesterol. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/this-is-your-brain-on-cholesterol Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 29, 2019
510 - Can Fiber Cancel Out Calories?
00:06:30

Eating more fiber may help you lose weight, but not by canceling out the calories you've already eaten. Nutrition Diva explains how eating more fiber can (and can't) help you manage your weight and which foods to choose. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/can-fiber-undo-the-damage-of-a-high-fat-meal Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 22, 2019
433 - 3 Myths (and 1 Truth) About Grain-Fed Beef
00:08:04

There's a lot to consider when deciding what kind of meat to buy--or even whether to eat meat at all. The least we can do is start with accurate information.

Jan 15, 2019
509 - Is Protein Combining Necessary After All?
00:14:28

Combining complementary plant proteins was fashionable back in the 70s, dismissed in the 90s, and may now be making a comeback thanks to new research. Protein researcher Doug Paddon Jones joins me to discuss his latest study. Read the transcript at: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/is-protein-combining-necessary-after-all Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 08, 2019
508 - Are Some Fruits More Fattening Than Others?
00:09:09

It's time to clear up some confusion about fruit, sugar, fructose and how this all fits together into a healthy diet. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/are-some-fruits-more-fattening-than-others Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 01, 2019
394 - How Much Fat Can You Lose?
00:09:05

The faster you are losing weight, the less fat you're likely to be losing. read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cx0wEE

Dec 25, 2018
507 - Bloating: The Causes and the Cures
00:12:57

In order to find relief from bloating, you have to figure out what's causing your symptoms! Tamara Duker Freuman, author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer, explains why there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to bloating.

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Dec 18, 2018
506 - Does Eating Organic Reduce Cancer Risk?
00:10:23

A recent study claims to confirm what a lot of people felt that they already knew: eating organic can reduce your risk of getting cancer. But a closer look at the details reveals a different story. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/does-eating-organic-reduce-cancer-risk Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 11, 2018
505 - Preventing E. coli Outbreaks Is Easier Than You Think
00:15:24

Food safety and technology expert Dr. Christine Bruhn explains the surprising reason that we don't use a widely-accepted technology to prevent food-borne illnesses such as the recent E. coli outbreak. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/preventing-e-coli-outbreaks-is-easier-than-you-think Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 04, 2018
504 - The Faces of Farming: Almonds
00:12:49

In the final installment of our Faces of Farming series, Nutrition Diva talks with almond grower Brian Wahlbrink about almonds, sustainability, and the future of agriculture. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-like-to-work-on-an-almond-grove Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Nov 27, 2018
503 - The Faces of Farming: Strawberries
00:12:13

In the third installment of our Faces of Farming series, we speak with Greg France, who grows strawberries with his wife in California. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-like-to-work-on-a-cattle-ranch Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/raising-beef https://www.facebook.com/CattleEmpire/?ref=br_rs

Nov 20, 2018
BONUS: Faces of Farming: Dairy
00:15:23

In a special bonus episode, we meet fifth generation dairy farmer Tara Vander Dussen, who discusses the technology and innovation on her family's farm. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-like-to-work-on-a-dairy-farm Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Nov 16, 2018
502 - The Faces of Farming: Beef
00:25:24

In the second episode of our Faces of Farming series, we talk to Dr. Tera Barnhardt, coordinator of animal health and welfare for Cattle Empire, about the care and technology that goes into the beef you feed your family. Learn more about raising beef and Cattle Empire at: https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/raising-beef https://www.facebook.com/CattleEmpire/?ref=br_rs Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-like-to-work-on-a-cattle-ranch Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/raising-beef https://www.facebook.com/CattleEmpire/?ref=br_rs

Nov 13, 2018
501 - The Faces of Farming: Artichokes
00:13:41

In the first segment of our Faces of Farming miniseries, we meet vegetable farmer and VP of Artichoke Production Dale Huss. Dale explains what it takes to get all of those vegetables from the fields to our front door. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/whats-it-like-to-run-a-vegetable-farm Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Nov 06, 2018
500 - Does Intermittent Fasting Work?
00:07:37

Intermittent fasting is one of the hottest new diet trends. Proponents say it can help you lose weight, improve blood sugar metabolism and slow aging. What's the research on this new fad?

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Oct 30, 2018
499 - Pesticides on Our Plates: Is Our Food Safe to Eat?
00:21:01

A new report looks at the amount of pesticides that are making their way to our plates. Nutrition Diva examines the results with toxicologist and pesticide expert Dr. Carl Winter. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/pesticides-on-our-plates-is-our-food-safe-to-eat Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Oct 23, 2018
498 - How to Lower PSA Levels Naturally
00:07:42

Certain foods and habits have been shown to support a healthy prostate and reduce the risk of prostate cancer. But these tips are not just for men.

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Oct 16, 2018
497 - Pros and Cons of the Ketogenic Diet
00:11:45

Do the pros of the ketogenic diet outweigh the cons? For me, they don’t. Here's why.

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Oct 09, 2018
496 - Can You Have Too Much 'Good' (HDL) Cholesterol?
00:08:33

A new study suggests that too much "good" cholesterol may be just as bad as too little. Dr. Sanaz Majd joins Nutrition Diva to sort out what this new research means for our heart health and risks. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/medical-conditions/can-you-have-too-much-good-hdl-cholesterol Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Oct 02, 2018
495 - Do You Need a Digestive Enzyme Supplement?
00:09:32

Over the counter digestive enzymes supplements have grown increasingly popular and are marketed to help with digestive symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and gas. But can these supplements really help you digest your food better or relieve these symptoms? 

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Sep 25, 2018
494 - What Are the Benefits of Drinking Aloe Juice?
00:06:20

Many people also advocate drinking aloe vera juice. What are the benefits and risks of drinking aloe juice? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/ask-the-diva/what-are-the-benefits-of-drinking-aloe-juice Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Sep 18, 2018
493 - How Much Omega-6 Do You Need?
00:09:04

As little as four or five grams of linoleic acid is enough to prevent an omega-6 deficiency. If you are also getting the recommended one to two grams of omega-3 (and most Americans are), that also makes for a nice ratio.

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Sep 11, 2018
492 - Mindful Eating: How We Get it Wrong
00:08:36

Mindful eating is supposed to make us healthier, happier, and more relaxed. Instead, we end up feeling stressed and guilty about not doing it. If you hate eating mindfully, you might be doing it wrong. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/mindful-eating-how-we-get-it-wrong Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Sep 04, 2018
423 - 4 Tips for More Mindful Eating
00:09:51

These tricks can help reduce mindless overeating. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ozewQH

Aug 29, 2018
491 - Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?
00:10:43

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals—or drinking milk beyond infancy—is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up?

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Aug 22, 2018
490 - Is Butter a Healthy Fat?
00:07:44

Butter is making a comeback as a healthy fat. But are the claims for the benefits of butter for real? How does butter fit into a healthy diet? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/is-butter-a-healthy-fat Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Aug 15, 2018
489 - How to Build a Better Salad in 6 Steps
00:08:01

A big salad can be the healthiest meal of your day. But it’s also possible for salads to miss the mark. Here are six steps that will help you build the perfect salad. Read the transcript at https://quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-build-a-better-salad-in-6-steps Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Aug 07, 2018
488 - Can a Low-Carb Diet Cure Reflux?
00:06:50

A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn?

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Jul 31, 2018
487 - What Is the Cracker Test?
00:09:58

Some claim that chewing on a saltine can reveal how much carbohydrate you should eat. Nutrition Diva thinks this is completely crackers. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/trends-fads/what-is-the-cracker-test Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jul 24, 2018
485 - What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?
00:07:46

Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/what-is-gymnema-sylvestre-and-can-it-kill-sugar-cravings Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jul 11, 2018
484 - Rethinking Drinking: Do the Benefits of Alcohol Outweigh the Risks?
00:07:32

Moderate alcohol consumption has been linked with a longer life. But new research questions the benefits of even moderate drinking. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/rethinking-drinking-do-the-benefits-of-alcohol-outweigh-the-risks Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jul 04, 2018
483 - Protein Density: How To Get More Protein for Fewer Calories
00:07:42

It can be challenging to to increase your protein intake using plant-based sources without taking in more calories than you need. This is where the concept of protein density can help. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/protein-density-how-to-get-more-protein-for-fewer Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jun 27, 2018
482 - The Surprising Link Between Salt and Weight Gain
00:05:49

Moderating our sodium intake may help us maintain healthier gut flora, which is associated with healthier body weight. Who saw that coming? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/the-surprising-link-between-salt-and-weight-gain Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jun 19, 2018
480 - Can Xylitol Prevent Bone Loss?
00:06:05

Xylitol can absolutely protect against bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. If you’re a rat. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/can-xylitol-prevent-bone-loss Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jun 05, 2018
479 - How to Increase Fiber Without Overloading on Calories
00:06:12

Many high-fiber foods are also high in calories. If you're looking to increase fiber but keep calories under control, you want foods with a high fiber density.

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May 29, 2018
478 - 10 Nutrition Worries You Can Stop Stressing About
00:09:29

Let's make sure we're not stressing out about things we don't actually need to worry about. As my contribution to the general well-being, here are ten nutrition concerns that you can probably cross off your list.

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May 23, 2018
477 - Mushroom Coffee: The Science Behind the Trend
00:07:16

A new line of mushroom coffee promises to increase productivity, focus, energy, and much more. What's the science to support the claims?

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May 08, 2018
476 - Does Sugar Really Suppress the Immune Response?
00:06:37

Eating sugar may put your white blood cells into a temporary coma. But there’s a lot more to the story of how sugar affects our immune response. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/prevention/does-sugar-really-suppress-the-immune-system Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

May 01, 2018
475 - Does Sparkling Water Make You Hungry?
00:07:02

Even if carbonated drinks increase the "hunger hormone" ghrelin, these hormones are only one of many factors that contribute to our subjective experience of being hungry.

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Apr 24, 2018
474 - How Fake Nutrition News Hurts Us All
00:07:14

Learning to think critically about nutrition claims can help make us better consumers of information in general.

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Apr 17, 2018
471 - Lectins and the Plant Paradox
00:10:01

Could it be that the foods that we are constantly encouraged to eat more of, are actually making us sick?

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Mar 27, 2018
470 - Do Calcium Supplements Raise Your Risk of Colon Cancer?
00:08:28

Doubling up on your calcium will not make your bones twice as strong. But it may increase your risk of other health problems. Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/do-calcium-supplements-raise-your-risk-of-colon-cancer Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 20, 2018
469 - Is the Vegan Impossible Burger Healthy for You?
00:07:48

These juicy plant-based burgers could fool even a meat lover. But are they actually healthier for us? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/is-the-vegan-impossible-burger-healthy-for-you Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 13, 2018
468 - What is Water Weight?
00:08:20

If you gain or lose three or four pounds overnight, most of that is probably due to water weight. But how and why do we gain and lose so much water? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/what-is-water-weight Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Mar 06, 2018
467 - Do Eggs Increase Diabetes Risk?
00:05:59

One study finds that eating an egg a day can triple your risk of developing diabetes. But there's more to this story. Read on to see whether you should stop eating eggs.

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Feb 27, 2018
466 - What to Eat to Prevent the Flu
00:08:47

Are there foods and nutrients that can help bolster your defenses against the flu? Nutrition Diva sorts the facts from fiction--plus one criticial factor that's often overlooked.

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Feb 20, 2018
464 - Can You Lose Weight by Eating More Often?
00:08:13

In the Abs Diet, David Zinczenko claims that eating more frequently helps burn more fat. Is six meals a day the secret to losing weight? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/can-you-lose-weight-by-eating-more-often Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Feb 06, 2018
463 - Should You Eliminate Oil From Your Diet?
00:08:08

Is an oil-free diet healthier? What are the arguments for and against eliminating oil from your diet? Read the transcript at https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/should-you-eliminate-oil-from-your-diet Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 30, 2018
462 - Is It Safe to Eat Freezer Burned Food?
00:05:51

What causes freezer burn and how can you prevent it? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/is-it-safe-to-eat-freezer-burned-food Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 23, 2018
461 - How to Change your Habits: An Interview with Dan Ariely
00:16:36

Behavioral economist and bestselling author Dan Ariely shares his research on what really motivates people to make positive changes and how a scale that doesn't show your weight can help you slim down. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-motivate-healthy-habits-an-interview-with-dan-ariely Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 16, 2018
460 - Why Do Antidepressants Cause Weight Gain?
00:09:36

Up to 25% of people who take antidepressants report significant weight gain. Is there anything you can do to fight back? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/mental-health/why-do-antidepressants-cause-weight-gain Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Jan 09, 2018
315 - 5 Healthy Habits for the New Year
00:06:35

Just in time for your New Year's Resolution, here's a round up of my best tips from the past year. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1s2Mqgo

Jan 02, 2018
459 - The Best Nutrition Ideas of 2017
00:07:54

What were the best nutrition tips, ideas, and products of the year? Nutrition Diva looks back over 2017 and picks out the highlights.

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Dec 26, 2017
458 - Is Nonstick Cookware Safe?
00:07:42

Nonstick pans allow you to cook with less oil and clean-up is a breeze. But most nonstick pans are coated with Teflon. Does that make them unsafe? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/cookingrecipes/are-nonstick-pans-safe Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 19, 2017
457 - How to Increase Breast Milk Supply
00:05:07

New moms often worry about whether they are producing enough milk for baby, and there are a slew of products that claim to help. But do they? Nutrition Diva takes a look at the evidence. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/how-to-increase-breast-milk-supply Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 12, 2017
456 - Is Meratrim Effective for Weight Loss?
00:07:33

This over the counter weight loss supplement has some solid research to back it up. But it's probably too soon to declare victory over obesity. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/weight-loss/does-meratrim-work-for-weight-loss Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Dec 05, 2017
454 - Can Pesticides Affect Pregnancy?
00:07:56

A recent study suggests that pesticides in produce may interfere with your chances of getting pregnant. Nutrition Diva puts the news in perspective with some practical advice on how to minimize your risk without maximizing your food bill. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/womens-health/can-pesticides-affect-pregnancy Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Nov 14, 2017
452 - What is Sole Water and Is It Good For You?
00:06:13

A new fad being promoted by various health and wellness gurus promises an astonishing list of benefits. Is there any truth to the hype?

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Oct 31, 2017
451 - Stop Searching for the Perfect Sweetener
00:07:02

Sugar tastes good. But it's also bad for us. 22% of Americans are trying to reduce their sugar intake and more than half are trying to avoid artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda. What's the upshot? Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/stop-searching-for-perfect-sweetener Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Oct 24, 2017
449 - 3 Ways to Improve Your Nutrition This Fall
00:08:28

Give your eating habits a fall tune-up by adopting these three simple habits: harvest your herbs, become a soup ninja, and become friends with fermentation. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/improve-nutrition-in-fall-autumn Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Oct 10, 2017
448 - How to Build More Muscle with Less Protein
00:08:57

Research suggests that higher protein meals can help you lose weight, slow aging, and speed recovery. But what if you don't want to--or can't-- eat that much protein? This week's show has tips on how to get more benefit from less protein. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-build-more-muscle-with-less-protein Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Oct 03, 2017
447 - Should You Follow Tom Brady's Nutrition Advice?
00:07:21

In Tom Brady's book The TB12 Method you'll find some solid nutrition advice but you'll have to wade through an awful lot of woo to find it. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/should-you-follow-tom-brady-s-nutrition-advice Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Sep 26, 2017
446 - The Low-Carb Craze: Are Carbohydrates Killing Us?
00:06:51

A new study seems to suggest that eating more carbs will shorten your life. The Nutrition Diva takes a closer look to find out what we can really take away from this latest research. Read the transcript at http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/node/11906 Check out all the Quick and Dirty Tips shows: www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcasts FOLLOW NUTRITION DIVA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QDTNutrition/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDiva

Sep 19, 2017
444 ND 2 Ways to Hack Your Blood Sugar
00:07:21

The usual advice is to cut back on foods that are rich in carbohydrates. But there may be a way to keep blood sugar down without eliminating carbohydrate-rich foods.

Sep 05, 2017
443 ND What Is Mycoprotein?
00:06:36

Mycoprotein is a plant-based source of protein you might not have heard much about. Here's the 411 on this alternative protein source.

Aug 30, 2017
442 ND Nutrition Tips for Beating Jet Lag
00:06:30

Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, jet lag can put a damper on things. Here are a few tricks to help your body synchronize to the local time more quickly.

Aug 22, 2017
331 ND 10 Most Nutritious Foods for the Money (Reissue)
00:07:19

You can get all the nutrients--and calories--you need for less than $5 a day. Nutrition Diva shows you how with this list of the 10 most nutritious foods for your money. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1F3ZLoO

Aug 15, 2017
441 ND Can You Be Resistant to Weight Loss?
00:20:47

Some people can't lose weight no matter what they do. What's going on?

Aug 08, 2017
440 ND Can a Gluten Free Diet Help with Thyroid Disease?
00:05:18

A lot of patient-run websites insist that eliminating gluten is essential for treating thyroid disease. What's the evidence to support this advice?

Aug 01, 2017
439 ND What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?
00:07:34

Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes.
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Jul 26, 2017
438 ND Does Losing Weight Release Toxins?
00:06:56

Although losing weight can temporarily increase the amount of POPs in your blood, there are ways to minimize your risks.

Jul 18, 2017
437 ND "What the Health" Documentary: A Review
00:09:01

Nutrition Diva shares her thoughts on a recent food documentary, and on the food-doc genre in general.

Jul 11, 2017
436 ND How Salty Foods Affect Hunger and Weight Loss
00:06:33

You have more in common with camels than you may have thought

Jun 27, 2017
435 ND Is Your Metabolism to Blame?
00:08:07

What can we realistically do to speed up our metabolism?

Jun 20, 2017
434 ND Pros and Cons of Keeping a Diet Log
00:08:54

Keeping a diet log has some advantages but there may also be some pitfalls. Here's how to get the most out of a diet log

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Jun 13, 2017
431 ND The Lifelong Benefits of Baby-Led Weaning
00:20:58

An interview with Leslie Schilling, MS, RDN, co-author of the new book Born to Eat: Whole healthy foods from baby's first bite

May 23, 2017
430 ND Coconut Milk Versus Cow's Milk
00:05:41

Which is the better choice for you will depend on your nutrition needs and priorities.

May 16, 2017
429 ND The Disease Proofing Myth
00:07:22

Healthy diet and lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of disease, but not to zero. Let's take a more realistic approach to risk reduction.

May 09, 2017
428 ND Diet Soda and Dementia: What You Need to Know
00:06:52

A recent study finds that drinking even one diet soda a day may triple your risk for developing dementia. But there's a lot more to the story. Nutrition Diva explains. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2p6fwes

May 02, 2017
427 ND Does a High Protein Diet Weaken Your Bones?
00:06:56

Contrary to urban legend, consuming more protein does not cause your bones to lose calcium. Nutrition Diva explains why. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2qzR5YK

Apr 25, 2017
426 ND 3 Nutrition Tips for Night Owls
00:06:44

If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool night owl, changing your daily rhythm may not be possible. But borrowing a couple of habits from the early birds could help you stay healthier. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2ojLp7O

Apr 18, 2017
425 ND Is Protein Powder Safe for Toddlers?
00:06:23

As protein powders have become more widely used, people are asking it's OK to give protein powder to small children. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2p1lEZH

Apr 11, 2017
424 ND 3 Reasons to Try Black Rice
00:07:27

Not a brown rice fan? Black rice may make a whole grain lover out of you yet. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2p7boLi

Apr 04, 2017
422 ND Is Protein Powder Safe During Pregnancy?
00:07:16

Is It OK to Use Protein Powder While Pregnant? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2oyTyBG

Mar 21, 2017
421 ND Whole30: Elimination Diet or Nutritional Penance?
00:08:56

Last week, I reviewed some of the pros and cons of the Whole30 program. This week, we take a deeper dive into two aspects of this popular program: identifying food sensitivities and as a way to get your diet back on track. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2or1MyV

Mar 14, 2017
420 ND Pros and Cons of the Whole30
00:08:43

The Whole30 nutrition challenge is wildly popular. But can it really deliver on its promises? Nutrition Diva examines the pros, cons, and alternatives. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mKDjmh

Mar 07, 2017
419 ND Can You Get Enough Fiber on a Low Carb Diet?
00:07:56

Two different conditions with two conflicting dietary prescriptions. Nutrition Diva helps make sense of seemingly contradictory advice. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2lPMa39

Feb 28, 2017
417 ND How to Start a Healthy Lunch Club
00:06:27

Six tips for forming a successful lunch coop at work. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2mIRdpQ

Feb 14, 2017
416 ND Outsmarting the Hungry Brain
00:18:31

An interview with obesity researcher and author Stephan Guyenet. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2kXRO3u

Feb 07, 2017
415 ND Should You Switch to Corn Oil to Lower Cholesterol?
00:07:14

Corn oil may lower cholesterol better than olive oil. But there's some fine print to consider. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2l4Un6o

Jan 31, 2017
414 ND Brewed Cacao: A Delicious Coffee Alternative
00:08:28

All the benefits of dark chocolate without sugar, fat, caffeine or calories. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2l4X085

Jan 24, 2017
413 ND Should You Cut Fat or Carbs to Lose Weight?
00:06:35

The secret to healthy weight loss may have nothing to do with how many carbs or how much fat you eat. Read on to find the surprising factor that might make all the difference. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2klEapm

Jan 17, 2017
412 ND What Apple Cider Vinegar Can (and Can't) Do For You
00:06:43

Apple cider vinegar does have a few things going for it but its powers have been vastly over-estimated in the popular imagination. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iAM1hv

Jan 10, 2017
411 ND How to Cultivate Body Kindness
00:11:16

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Rebecca Scritchfield's book Body Kindness will help you get off the dieting bandwagon and onto a kinder and more sustainable path to healthy eating. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2isXQa8

Jan 03, 2017
410 ND Can These 2 Nutrients Help You Keep the Weight Off?
00:08:55

New research suggests a tasty way to stop the yo-yo dieting cycle and prevent weight regain. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2hZTqaz

Dec 20, 2016
409 ND Can Prunes Reverse Bone Loss?
00:07:49

Several studies suggest that eating prunes every day could help prevent or even reverse bone loss and osteoporosis. Here's what you need to know about prunes and bone health. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iVTSLj

Dec 13, 2016
408 ND 4 Reasons You Need a Pressure Cooker
00:07:50

This is not your Grandma's exploding pressure cooker. Today's pressure cookers can make your life easier and your meals healthier. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2iVPUCd

Dec 06, 2016
407 ND 3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable
00:08:32

There are three big factors that contribute to the sustainability of our individual and collective diets—and that one or two of these often gets overlooked. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gOqxhp

Nov 29, 2016
406 ND Diet Strategy to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle
00:07:56

Conventional wisdom tells us to eat less to lose fat and eat more to gain muscle. How should you eat if you want to do both at the same time? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gUmX5F

Nov 22, 2016
327 ND 9 Ways to Optimize Your Breakfast (Reissue)
00:05:47

The right breakfast can make or break your whole morning. Nutrition Diva offers nine tricks for getting the most out of your morning meal. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1FiSzIk

Nov 16, 2016
405 ND Can Spices Help You Lose Weight?
00:09:00

Can adding spices to your diet charge up your metabolism and speed weight loss? Nutrition Diva has the pros and cons of a new diet fad. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2g8jFdx

Nov 08, 2016
404 ND Are Probiotic Foods a Waste of Time?
00:07:26

Are you stocking the pond but starving the fish? When it comes to a healthy gut, prebiotics may be way more important than probiotics. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2gzCYSh

Nov 01, 2016
302 ND What to Eat Instead of Grains (Reissue)
00:05:47

Cutting down on grains is a good way to improve your nutrition. But what should you eat instead? Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1qDq3GF

Oct 25, 2016
403 ND What Foods Deserve to Be Labeled Healthy?
00:08:14

The FDA is looking for input on how to define "healthy". Nutrition Diva has a better idea. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2eyz06x

Oct 18, 2016
402 ND Does Science Support Ayurveda?
00:11:06

Ayurvedic medicine was practiced for thousands of years before anyone invented the placebo controlled experiment. How has this ancient system held up to modern scientific scrutiny? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2em8cKm

Oct 11, 2016
401 ND Are These 2 Fears Leading You to Overeat?
00:09:28

Understanding the triggers that lead to mindless eating is the first step in eating more mindfully. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dd0fpp

Oct 04, 2016
400 ND Is It Better to Eat Seasonal Produce?
00:05:43

Eating fresh local produce is a great idea. But there's no reason to avoid fruits and vegetables because they aren't in season. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d29GXn

Sep 21, 2016
399 ND Which Nutritional Trade-Offs Are Worth It?
00:05:28

When a food has both good and bad points, how do you decide which is more important? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cE0KZ5

Sep 13, 2016
398 ND How to Slow Age-Related Muscle Loss
00:06:06

Get more benefit from the same amount of protein. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cE05qU

Sep 06, 2016
397 ND Is Intuitive Eating the Answer to Weight Loss?
00:06:42

Proponents of intuitive eating promise that you can eat whatever you want as long as you're sufficiently attuned to your body. Nutrition Diva is not so sure. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cUNZJq

Aug 30, 2016
396 ND Should You Count Net Carbs instead of Total Carbs?
00:07:25

How are Net Carbs Calculated? Are they a better for diabetics and dieters to keep track of carbs? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dciP1P

Aug 23, 2016
395 ND What Causes Brain Fog?
00:06:22

Why brain fog is not a very useful diagnosis. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cE0HwG

Aug 16, 2016
393 ND Are Saponins in Quinoa Toxic?
00:05:43

Some worry that saponins in quinoa can damage your intestines. But is there evidence to support these claims? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2diBABG

Aug 03, 2016
392 ND Are These Hidden Calories Making You Gain Weight?
00:06:15

We hear a lot about reducing added sugar but there's another source of empty calories that is often overlooked. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d9KRJq

Jul 27, 2016
391 ND How Much Salt Do You Need to Be Healthy?
00:06:10

Are there advantages to a higher sodium diet? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2duCZUZ

Jul 19, 2016
389 ND How to Reduce the Toxins in Your Blood
00:06:57

A certain amount of toxic exposure may be the price of living in the 21st century. But there may be something you can do to help reduce the level of toxins in your blood. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dkNmw4

Jul 05, 2016
388 ND Can an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Help PMS Sufferers?
00:06:04

A new way to fight back against PMS? Perhaps. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dsaRPN

Jun 28, 2016
386 ND What's the IIFYM Diet?
00:06:57

Proponents claim it doesn't matter what you eat as long as it fits your macros. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2cUMfjp

Jun 14, 2016
385 ND 3 Nutrition Tips for Cancer Survivors
00:06:07

Three things you can do to keep cancer from coming back. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dbc9Nt

Jun 07, 2016
384 ND How Does the MIND Diet Protect Against Alzheimer's?
00:07:39

Can an experimental diet keep your brain healthy as you age? Nutrition Diva takes a closer look at the evidence to support the MIND diet. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2d9KApP

Jun 01, 2016
383 ND What's the Definition of Processed Meat?
00:07:42

The reason that it’s hard to find a hard and fast definition for processed meat is that there isn’t one. Nutrition DIva makes sense of the madness. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2dkBW70

May 24, 2016
382 ND Is Coconut Oil Good for Brain Health?
00:08:11

Is Coconut Oil Good for Brain Health? Nutrition Diva weighs in. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1YPwBW9

May 17, 2016
381 ND How to Avoid Biggest Loser Syndrome
00:06:57

As contestants on the Biggest Loser have learned the hard way, extreme weight loss can wreck your metabolism. Nutrition Diva offers strategies for preventing and restoring the damage. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1YPwkCz

May 10, 2016
380 ND The Savory Side of Chocolate
00:06:04

Get more of the health benefits of chocolate without increasing your sugar intake. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/21Uy13x

May 04, 2016
379 ND Are Hydroponic Vegetables Less Nutritious?
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Pros and cons of hydroponically grown vegetables Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1X2IARt

Apr 26, 2016
378 ND Clean Eating with Hungry Girl
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Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien shares her latest recipes and tips on how to eat fewer calories without eating less food Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1Z0Ri10

Apr 19, 2016
377 ND What Are the Health Benefits of Matcha?
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What can this trendy superbrew do for you? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SbmuJf

Apr 12, 2016
376 ND How Diet Trackers Sabotage Weight Loss
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Lots of people use diet and activity trackers to log their food intake and exercise. But it seems to be backfiring. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1SNh44C

Apr 05, 2016
375 ND Is Saturated Fat Good For Your Heart?
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Diets low in fat and saturated fat can actually increase your risk of heart disease. But a high fat diet isn't necessarily the solution either. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1VmIqo0

Mar 29, 2016
374 ND Why You Need More Magnesium in Your Diet
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Two out of three people don't get enough magnesium in their diet. Why this matters and how to fix it. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1WQqcsJ

Mar 22, 2016
373 ND How Does Dairy Affect Hormone Levels?
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Does the estrogen in cow’s milk promote the growth of hormone-sensitive cancers or cause early puberty in children? Nutrition Diva investigates. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1UT2vkj

Mar 15, 2016
372 ND How to Use Sensory Science to Improve Your Eating Habits
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Food scientist Annette Hottenstein explains how you can use sensory science to eat better and lose weight. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1pn7uOf

Mar 08, 2016
371 ND Nutrition Tips for Preventing Cold Sores
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There's no getting rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Can the right diet help prevent outbreaks? Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1UeQyGP

Mar 01, 2016
370 ND How to Limit Your Kid's Sugar without Starting a War
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Mighty Mommy tells Nutrition Diva how to help control kids' sugar intakes without starting a war. Read the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1psYPdO

Feb 23, 2016
010 SP How to Handle Food Cravings
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