Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

With her own successes at marathon running and weight loss, registered dietitian Laura Jeffers knows what it takes to achieve goals. She is passionate about nutrition and works closely with the Eat Right at School Program to improve school menus. She enjoys counseling patients with metabolism disorders, celiac disease and fructose intolerance, and for weight loss.

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Almonds with leaves

How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health

Tags: almond oil, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, healthy fats, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. It's true they’re high in fat in general, but they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat.


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6 Surprising Ways Garlic Boosts Your Health

Tags: garlic, healthy diet, immune system, inflammation, skin care

Adding garlic to your diet can improve your overall health, from your hair to your heart. See six ways this herb-like vegetable can help your body.


Cajun Chicken with Rice and Beans

How You Can Avoid Low-Level Arsenic in Rice and Chicken

Tags: chicken, food safety, healthy diet

Low levels of cancer-causing arsenic exist in some chicken and rice. Can you safely eat these foods, and are there alternatives to supplement your diet?


cup of fatty coffee with butter

Can Buttered Coffee Give You a Better Body?

Tags: butter, caffeine, coconut oil, coffee, diet, energy drinks, sodium, weight loss

Bulletproof coffee is the latest trend, but does adding butter and oil to your morning jolt really pack the health punch proponents claim it does?


breakfast foods

Breakfast: Is It Still the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Tags: breakfast, healthy diet, morning, weight gain, weight loss

Two studies came out in recent months that seemed to say eating breakfast did not play a role in weight loss. They surprised many because for so long we all thought that we had to eat breakfast to be healthy and to lose weight.


How many calories are really in your favorite foods? #infographic

Are Your Favorite Foods Too High in Calories? (Infographic)

Tags: calories, calories and weight loss, dark chocolate, fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, infographic, weight loss, whole grain

Just like sticker shock when you’re shopping for a car, you can get "tracker shock" when you’re trying to lose weight. Here are satisfying swaps for 13 surprisingly unhealthy foods.


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Best Ways for You to Eat Healthier in an Airport

Tags: healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, snacking, travel, travel tips

It is possible to eat healthy while you travel and wait in airports. But you do have to work at it. You have to be ready because unhealthy food is everywhere in an airport. Find some practical tips to eating well while you travel.


Homemade Festive Cinnamon Eggnog

Best – and Worst – Holiday Foods for Your Skin

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, skin care, vitamins, weight gain

The holidays are coming – and so is holiday food. But weight gain and poor nutrition aren't the only things you might worry about. What you eat also can affect your skin’s appearance.


9 Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies (Infographic)

9 Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies (Infographic)

Tags: diet soda, holiday season, holidays, portion size, saturated fat, snacks, soda

Movie theater snacks can be hazardous for your health. The sizes are larger than recommended servings (by a lot)! The best strategy for going to the movies? Try not to go hungry! But if you must munch on something, follow these tips.


Pumpkin Seeds: 7 Ways

Pumpkin Seeds: 7 Ways (Infographic)

Tags: fall, infographic, pumpkin, Recipes, seeds

You worked hard to scoop out those pumpkin seeds — now roast them! Try these creative combinations from Cleveland Clinic dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, for starters.