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Is Caffeine Friend Or Foe?

Caffeine is consumed by 90 percent of America, whether it comes in the form of coffee, soda pop, tea, energy drinks, over-the-counter capsules, cold medicines, or (to a lesser extent) chocolate. Yet, there is some controversy over whether caffeine is a good addition to a healthy diet or not. Argument #1: Caffeine is our Friend. […]

Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolution Diet

Think of your New Year’s resolution as a goal. The best goals are S.M.A.R.T.: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. So, if you make your resolution “to lose weight,” you can see you’re already destined to fail. Instead, you want to be specific and say, “I want to lose 10 pounds” or 20 pounds or […]

Healthy Alternatives to Holiday Treats

When we think of the holidays, we may not have visions of sugar plums in our heads, but we’re certainly thinking about our family’s own favorite recipes – be it a slice of pecan pie, a glass of eggnog, or sugar cookies with frosting. It’s perfectly natural to indulge in one festive, high-calorie treat this […]

Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays can be a ticking time bomb for people who truly want to eat healthy. Here are some tips for making the right choices, without ruining your holiday experience. (After all, who wants to eat literally one bite of everything? There’s no enjoyment in that!) Find a new place to socialize. Lots of chatting […]

What Is A Gluten Free Diet?

Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. The main purpose of choosing a gluten-free diet is to prevent the intestinal disturbances associated with Celiac Disease. People with Celiac Disease are unable to digest gluten proteins and, as a result, suffer from inflammation of the intestines, malabsorption, abdominal cramping, and severe […]

How Does Stress Affect What Foods We Crave?

Think of your favorite food. Is it ice cream? Is it pizza, or chocolate? Is it pasta with cream sauce? These are typically the foods that you will crave when you are stressed. Stress creates an imbalance of cortisol in the body which produces a signal in the brain that we need fat and or […]

Healthy Ways to Speed Up the Metabolism

So what exactly is the definition of metabolism?  We hear this term frequently and often wonder what exactly is the metabolism. The definition of metabolism is the sum of all of the chemical reactions that take place in every cell of a living organism providing energy for the processes of life and synthesizing new cellular […]

Benefits of Green Tea in Your Daily Diet

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of adding green tea into your daily diet. You may ask why and exclaim that the taste of green tea turns you off! First, I will explain the importance of adding green to your daily diet: 1) Green tea is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger 2) It […]

7 Benefits of Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The health benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables far outweigh the reasons to consume them in any other form such as juices or canned.  As an NYC nutritionist, I help my patients incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into their diet. Here are 7 benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. You will get […]

Are Artificial Sweeteners Safe?

This question has been posed so many times,, and mostly the answers are ambiguous.. I am going to dispel all of the misconceptions about artificial sweeteners. They are all unsafe in large quantities. As a clinical nutritionist in private practice for almost 14 years, I have come across so much research about artificial sweeteners. The […]