Which Yogurt Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Love yogurt? Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more options than ever. Here, we compare Greek-style and regular dairy and non-dairy varieties. Discover where you’ll find most nutrients, which varieties are vegan-friendly and which contain probiotics: A final note: Whatever your choice, avoid the empty calories in “fruit-on-the-bottom” varieties. Buy plain yogurt and … Read More

Can Drinking Too Much Milk Make Your Bones More Brittle?

If you drink milk to keep your bones strong, there’s good logic in it. Milk and dairy products are concentrated calcium sources, and we know calcium fortifies bones and prevents osteoporosis. However, a recent study suggests that while some milk may be good, more is not better. In fact, too much milk may be bad … Read More

Trash It or Eat It? The Truth About Expiration Dates

You stand in front of the refrigerator staring at a “sell by” date on food and have the internal debate: Do I throw it in the trash or take my chances? You’re not the only one. Upwards of 91 percent of consumers have thrown food out based on the dates on packaging. But the dating … Read More

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6 Popular Milks: A Comparison

Cow’s milk, your decades of fridge domination have ended. You’ve got to make room for alternative milks made from almonds, soy, rice, coconut and hemp. Below, our wellness dietitian analyzes six popular milk options. Find out how they stack up against each other and get tips on how to use them.

Dieters: Don’t Ditch These 5 Foods

Are fruits and veggies the only food groups on your diet shopping list? If so, you’re missing out on the opportunity to get important vitamins and minerals, burn some fat and stay full longer. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, suggests keeping the following foods in your diet — even when you’re on a diet. ‘Fall’ in … Read More

What You Need to Know About Protein

Protein fortified foods seem to be popping up more and more on grocery store shelves these days. For example, nutrition bars, cereals, crackers, bread, powders, drinks, shakes and even water! Protein from meat, fish, dairy and soy are just as good if not better. Let’s take a look at why. Protein is made up of … Read More