Micros to build and maintain muscle

By Danielle Johnson RDN, CDN, CPT, RYT When it comes to building and/or maintaining muscle mass, micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients! What are micronutrients? They are vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial plant chemicals (polyphenols, flavonoids, etc.). Before jumping to the question of “what should I be supplementing?”, focus on a food first approach.…

Why we need calcium and how to get it

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Calcium is commonly known for its important role in bone health, but it is also needed for proper nerve and muscle function. This essential mineral also plays a role in blood clotting, enzyme function and maintaining a normal heart rhythm. Our body stores calcium in bones and teeth,…

Spoon full of sugar

Benefits of reducing sugar intake

By Linda Folken, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Research suggests that daily added-sugar intake for 90 percent of Americans regularly exceeds the Dietary Guidelines’ recommendation of no more than 10 percent of the total calorie intake (The American Heart Association suggests we limit added sugar to 24gms/day for women and 36gms/day for men).