Category: Nutrition

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… Read more »

How Does Stress Affect What Foods We Crave?

Stress - Junk Food Cravings

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Benefits of Green Tea in Your Daily Diet

NYC Nutritionist

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… Read more »

7 Benefits of Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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… Read more »