Nutrition myths

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, There once was a country song that declared, “It’s easier to sell a lie than to give the truth away.” I sometimes feel that way about nutrition education. Th…

Plant-based foods

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, Do you get enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet? Most of us don’t. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. F…

Antioxidants

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, Most of you have probably heard of antioxidants and that they are good for you, but what are they exactly? Antioxidant is a chemistry term that simply means …

NIH study

Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, I printed a column on ultra-processed foods. The National Institute of Health (NIH) performed a study and found that participants on an ultra-processed foods diet consum…

How much coffee?

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, For many of us, it’s a morning must-have, almost a medical necessity. We just aren’t functional until we’ve had that good-to-the-last-drop cup of coffee. Cof…

Nutrition studies

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Dietitian, Why are nutrition studies so confusing? One day we hear a certain food is good for us; then the next thing we know, the same thing may cause cancer. It’s v…

Food allergies on the rise

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, Food allergies are on the rise in the United States, and it is estimated that as many as eight percent of children suffer from at least one food allergy. A f…

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