Posted on 09/27/2018
Like a car uses gas to run, your body burns food for energy. And if you fill your body with the right type of fuel, you can expect better results from your workouts. The right foods and drink can give you energy to power through a grueling run or an intense fitness class.
Posted on 09/20/2018
Reading a nutrition label can be quite confusing! At first look, we see lots of numbers but if deciphering that information doesn’t come naturally to you, you are not alone. Many people find these numbers and percentages overwhelming. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I always tell people to focus on a few key items.
Posted on 09/13/2018
September is National Cholesterol Education month, a topic that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is passionate about! Our freshly prepared meal program meets American Heart Association recommendations for cholesterol-lowering diets. It has fewer than 200 milligrams of cholesterol, with less than 25 percent of calories from total fat and less than 7 percent of calories from saturated fat.
Posted on 09/6/2018
Eating a low carb diet has been a fad for several years now, but we here at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating have never caved to fads or the latest trends. No, we have always followed what health and medical experts recommend one should eat – a well-balanced diet, complete with carbohydrates. No extreme eating here, just common sense.
Posted on 09/4/2018
In our monthly video series, “Healthy Beat,” our very own registered dietitian nutritionist, Rene Ficek, provides 4 health benefits of whole grains and explains why they are essential in a balanced diet.
Posted on 08/28/2018
You may indulge in diet soda on a regular basis or on a rare occasion, but that may not be your best choice of beverage according to science. In study after study, diet soda is taken to task and rightfully so, there’s no nutritional purpose for it and its manmade form is harmful to one’s health. But, people still drink it! To understand why, we need to go back to where it started.
Posted on 08/23/2018
The American diet is notorious for having way too much salt, or sodium, in it and rightfully so. The human body only needs about 200 milligrams of sodium, or about 0.5 gram of salt, each day to function properly. Yet, the average American consumes a whopping 3,500 milligrams daily while the American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily to keep your body healthy. This excess of sodium in our diets is affecting us more than you may realize.
Posted on 08/16/2018
August is National Breastfeeding Month and what a perfect time to discuss healthy foods for breastfeeding moms. Postpartum is such a beautiful time in a woman’s life, but it is also a trying time too. Recovering bodies and breastfeeding increase nutrient needs significantly, but it’s important to understand what these increased nutrient needs are, and to consume calories from healthy and nutritional sources rather than processed and unhealthy foods.
Posted on 08/9/2018
It’s back to school time already and that means tackling after school snacks for tired and hungry kiddos.
Posted on 08/3/2018
Happy National Watermelon Day! Yes, there's a whole day dedicated to celebrate this delicious fruit that packs a big nutritional punch! And, there are SO many ways to enjoy the amazingly nutritious fruit too. Here are my 5 favorite ways to enjoy watermelon in the summertime, beyond the traditional slice of fruit.