Probiotics is a buzz word that is often touted by food companies to sell a product. Or maybe someone has mentioned them to you as a good thing for gut health and immunity. But what are they exactly? Can you get them from food or do you need to purchase supplements? The truth is that probiotics are best for you when found in food form! In a separate article we will discuss the pros and cons of using probiotic supplements. Let's start with the basics! What are probiotics? … [Read more...]
Strawberry Silken Tofu Pudding Recipe
This Strawberry Silken Tofu Pudding is one that you need to try! This recipe takes only 5 minutes and is perfect or a sweet treat or morning breakfast. This pudding is vegan and great for satisfying your sweet tooth. Look at the recipe below to give it a try! … [Read more...]
Protein Smoothie Recipe
This is a recipe that we used for the Treatment Side Effect Recipes cooking class! This recipe uses Enu Nutrition products. If you purchased the product, Cancer Services will also be benefitted from your purchase. If you would like to check it out, here's link with a special coupon code for Cancer Dietitian followers! You do not have to make this smoothie with protein powder! If you're someone who eats well and doesn't have increased protein needs, then you can make the … [Read more...]
Vitamin C: More is Not Always Better!
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO FOR YOUR BODY? Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin also known as ascorbic acid. Your body can not make Vitamin C so you must get it from foods. Vitamin C is important for our health for several reasons listed below! Collagen synthesis: Vitamin C works to form collagen which aids in the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body (gums, teeth, tendons, bones, etc.)Antioxidant: Vitamin C functions as an antioxidant, meaning it fights … [Read more...]
Zinc: A Mineral With A Purpose!
We had great feedback from my Nutrition & Immunity webinar that I co-presented with Leah McGrath. Many questions came through, and feedback from evaluations have propted us to write some blog posts on various nutrition & immunity topics to give you a better picture as to how it works. Zinc is our first topic on the list! Be sure you understand the basics first by watching the webinar, or reading my other articles (linked at the bottom). WHAT ZINC IS & WHAT IT … [Read more...]
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