Tomorrow marks the start of the Chinese New Year. 新年快乐 – Xin nian kuai le! Eggs are significant in Chinese culture, as a symbol for fertility and a big healthy family. Additionally, the egg white and yolk symbolize silver and gold, respectively, and can be gifts for friends during the new year’s festival. Continue reading “Chinese New Year”
Myth: Egg yolks are loaded with cholesterol.
Fact: Yes, egg yolks are a natural source of dietary cholesterol. But don’t worry! Read myth #2.
Do you have a family member with a congenital heart disease? Have you heard of someone with a cleft palate or spina bifida? I’m guessing the answer to at least one of these questions is yes. Birth defects impact 1 in every 33 babies born in the U.S. each year.1
Featured article in the Winter 2018 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Apeksha Gulvady, PhD
Over 36% of adults and approximately 17% of children and adolescents in the United States are obese, and among the adults in particular, obesity prevalence is higher in women (38.3%) than in men (34.3%).¹ While both diet and lifestyle changes are important weight management strategies, both successful weight loss and maintaining weight loss over ti me can be challenging.
Featured article in the Winter 2018 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Kristen Arnold, RDN, LD, MS
Optimal recovery protocols for athletes are critical to physical performance. Athletes and coaches often ask: What should an athlete eat after a workout? How much protein does an athlete need aft er a workout? What are easy and affordable options for post-workout recovery nutrition?