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Oils prevent food from sticking to pans, allow roasted vegetables to become crispy, add moisture to baked goods, and provide salad dressings with their creamy mouthfeel. But not all oils are created equally. With so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re selecting the best one?[...]
It’s no secret that consuming too much added sugar isn’t good for our health, but what about sugar replacements? Sugar-free foods and beverages made with artificial sweeteners may seem like a healthier option, but are they really? And what about “natural” sugar replacements like stevia, monk fr[...]
The key to eating nutritious meals (and navigating dietary restrictions) is planning ahead. Figuring out what to buy at the grocery store can seem overwhelming and time consuming, but it doesn’t have to be! As both a registered dietitian nutritionist and someone with dietary restrictions, I’ve [...]
As a registered dietitian, fiber is a topic that I’m frequently asked about. We all know that we should be eating fiber for our health, but what exactly does fiber do for us and how can we make sure we’re getting enough? Additionally, is it possible to eat too much fiber? I hope to clear things[...]
Whether you’re dairy-free or simply prefer milk alternatives, navigating the milk alternative aisle can be confusing and overwhelming. From almond milk to oat milk, soy milk, pea milk, and more, there is certainly no shortage of dairy-free options. But not all milk alternatives are created equa[...]