Keri Glassman’s Nutritious Life Blog

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The Healthy Baking Hack You’ve Got to Try

By Solana Nolfo, NLC Want to take your baking up a nutritional notch? Here’s a super simple healthy baking hack: Add vegetables! Baking is a creative and meditative activity that truly nourishes the soul—and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t nourish your body, too. RELATED: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Gluten-Free Baking Maybe you’ve already replaced… Read This Entry »

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Why You Really Need to Get More Sleep

Busy people prioritize pretty much everything else over hours spent in bed, but the case for why you should get more sleep might be more convincing than you realize. It’s not just about waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every morning, with energy to seize the day. (Although that’s a nice side effect!) Skimping on sleep… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Paleo Diet

Is the Paleo Diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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Should You Cut Lectins Out of Your Diet?

Q: I’ve heard some people say you shouldn’t eat beans or grains because of lectins. Are lectins actually bad for you? A: Foods that contain lectins are not necessarily all bad for your health. There is some evidence, however, that suggests limiting your intake may be beneficial—especially if you’ve got a lot of GI issues…. Read This Entry »

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The 5 Healthiest Protein Bars

Protein bars are everywhere, calling out to you from next to the cash register at every deli, cafe, and drugstore. The healthiest protein bars, however, are much harder to find. In fact, most options are just plain bad for your body. They contain more sugar (in multiple forms!) than protein, and the protein is low-quality… Read This Entry »

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5 Healthy Instagram Pics You Don’t Want to Miss

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, we asked the Nutritious Life community to make small #NutritiousShifts. These healthy Instagram pics are proof everyone took that task seriously. From eating greens at breakfast and foods that fight stress to hitting up workout classes with your friends, the steps you all took towards wellness were pretty impressive. (Pat… Read This Entry »

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A Quick Primer on Healthy Portion Sizes

Q: If I’m eating healthy, whole foods, do portion sizes still matter? If so, how do I figure them out? A: Most nutrition experts (including me!) agreed a long time ago that calorie counting is not the best strategy for eating well. That doesn’t mean, however, that portion sizes aren’t helpful. Overeating is still a… Read This Entry »

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6 Surprising Causes of Digestive Distress

By Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, NLC I spend a lot of my time talking about how FODMAPs can lead to digestive distress. However, there are many other foods that can trigger uncomfortable (and embarrassing) tummy troubles. RELATED: What the Heck is a FODMAP? And issues like bloating are not just a pain—an out-of-whack digestive system… Read This Entry »

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How to Incorporate Omega-3s into Every Meal

Oh, omega-3s. You’ve heard the magic word many times and are already a believer, right? While they don’t have the sexiest scientific name, the fatty acids are often referred to as “good fats” or “healthy fats.” They should be. In the body, omega-3s are involved in the formation of cell membranes, the production of important… Read This Entry »

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There’s a Difference Between Exercise and Movement—and It Matters

“We don’t understand the difference between exercise and movement,” explains Katy Bowman, a whip-smart biomechanist based in Washington state who’s made changing that fact her personal mission. Bowman’s company Nutritious Movement (great minds!) and books—like Movement Matters, Move Your DNA, and Don’t Just Sit There—all take aim at the problems of living a sedentary lifestyle…. Read This Entry »

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The Inflammatory Foods You Should Really Avoid

If your body were a forest, inflammatory foods would be the sparks that start small fires—which later lead to a slow, destructive burn that destroys the entire system. Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but you get the picture. Inflammation is a scary process that is linked to nearly every chronic disease. While you may know… Read This Entry »

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These Smart Strategies Will Help You Manage Stress

By Elisa Haggarty for Parsley Health Chronic stress is associated with every chronic disease. It lays the foundation for hormone imbalance and inflammation. According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month. Nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past… Read This Entry »

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A Modern Guide to Ancient Grains

Whole wheat, brown rice, oats…you already know these can be part of a balanced diet, but what about ancient grains, AKA their grainy grandparents? Filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they’ve been cultivated for a long time (for good reason) and many of them have specific health benefits, provide energy, and promote satiety. RELATED: The… Read This Entry »

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Should You Avoid High-Cholesterol Foods?

Q: I’ve been hearing mixed things: Does eating high-cholesterol foods lead to high cholesterol in the body? For a long time, doctors and dietitians’ advice was to skip high-cholesterol foods. But just like we discovered eating fats doesn’t always make you fat (yay!), research increasingly confirms that cholesterol in food doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol levels… Read This Entry »

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How The Nutrition School Changed My Career

By Lisa Hayim, MS, RD, TNS Before studying nutrition, I wanted to be healthy. I came across the same obstacles that you probably face…conflicting messages from the media, trouble socializing with my friends while maintaining my lifestyle, inconsistent workouts, and trying to find that healthy balance between loving healthy food without letting it become an… Read This Entry »

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Should You Drink Water During Meals?

Q: I’ve heard it’s a bad idea to drink water during meals, but I know hydration is important overall. What’s your position? A: Hydration is one of my favorite topics, and I encourage you to be sipping on H2O 24-7—that includes water during meals. The rumor that you should skip fluids while you eat comes… Read This Entry »