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Guest bloggers from around the world share with Food & Nutrition Magazine.

The Buzz on Gluten-free Beer

People take their beer very seriously, and often one of the hardest parts of a nutrition session is when I have to sit down newly gluten-free clients and say, “You know beer is made from barley, right?”


Pecan Coconut Shrimp with Easy Chipotle Ketchup

Pecans are an excellent source of manganese, a good source of copper, thiamine and fiber and are also high in flavonoids and phytosterols.

Chicken Caprese Burger

By pairing the Caprese salad idea with a burger, I have found the perfect simple, backyard-summer meal.


Bee Sustainable

I am sure you've heard sustainability advice like buy seasonal and local. But there are other things we can do that have an impact as well.


Get Comfortable With Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is also known as German turnip or turnip-cabbage — in fact, the name itself comes from the two German words for turnip and cabbage, even though it is officially neither.

Measuring Fitness Results Beyond the Scale

The one instrument that most people use to measure health and fitness progress — the scale — is the one that we have the least amount of control over. 

May is Mediterranean Diet Month

This diet includes a complete and balanced combination of foods known to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


What’s Better: Farmed or Wild Salmon?

We know salmon is a great source of protein and healthy omega-3 fats. So besides the taste, is there any reason to spring for the usually higher-priced wild salmon?


5 Vegan Baking Swaps

In the spirit of National Baking Day on May 19th, many kitchens will be abuzz with the wafting aromas of freshly baked breads, cookies and the like.

5 Easy Ways to Prepare Tastier Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are rich in immune-boosting vitamin C, vitamin A to support healthy eyesight, and vitamin K, which aids in blood clotting.

Lessons From the Back of the Race

There were official winners in many age and gender categories, but in my mind, the real winners were all those people at the back of the race.

Spring Eating: Toasted Barley Salad with Fava & Fennel

This year, I’m focusing on spring eating — educating clients on the bountiful, colorful, delicious produce that is now in-season.

The Connection Between Sleep and Weight

Sound science says that sleep deprivation (less than six hours a night) results in increased production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

The New CMS Therapeutic Diet Order Ruling: What Does It Mean For You?

CMS issued a final rule that revises the process by which therapeutic diets may be ordered. The new guideline allows certain RDNs to independently order therapeutic diets and lab tests without requiring a co-signature by a physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner.

Nutrition a Key Factor in Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

CF is a lifelong disease caused by a defective gene's protein product that can lead to life-threatening lung infections.


In Excess, Some Superfoods too Much of a Good Thing

Goitrogens are substances that interfere with the uptake of iodine and can cause an enlargement of the thyroid gland.

Beet out Fatigue: Why Beets are Gaining Popularity with Athletes

Beetroots are a natural source of nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide — a vasodilator that allows increased blood flow throughout the body.

Delicious and Nutritious: A New Perspective on 'Comfort' Food

I think the key to behavior change is not only to develop alternative ways to cope with feelings, but to learn to celebrate with healthier versions of food.


3 Ways to Grow Your Own Ingredients

Providing nutritious food on the table is reason enough to try your hand at planting a garden, but it is certainly not the only one.


Soy Foods: Best Choices and Cooking Tips

Soy is a versatile food providing protein, B vitamins, essential fatty acids, fiber, calcium and isoflavones. Though there are many benefits to soy foods, there is no need to consume it in excess.


5 Ways to Jazz up a Salad!

While salads are my go-to choice to get as many vegetable servings in as I can in a meal, they can also become boring rather quickly. Make them a sustainable part of your diet by keeping it fresh!

Control vs. Craving Foods: What's the Difference?

These foods are very different for each individual and they go hand-in-hand with a person feeling hungry— not having hunger.
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