A healthy gut (your gastrointestinal tract) helps ensure your overall health and well-being. You want to have a good balance of gut bacteria to digest and absorb nutrients effectively. What you eat daily greatly affects gut health. Registered dietitian Natalie Allen talks about gut health and how to improve it through diet and nutrition. She’s also clinical assistant professor … [Read more...] about How to improve your gut health through diet
Our bodies need both micro and macronutrients to function properly. Macronutrients provide energy. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that don’t give you any calories, but they’re critical for bodily processes from brain function to digestion. Registered dietitian Natalie Allen offers some insights about these two types of nutrients to Health Central. Allen is also a … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between micro and macronutrients?
As Americans continue to deal with inflation, many people are feeling the pinch at the grocery store. Prices for essential food items like eggs, fruits and vegetables, meat and pasta have spiked considerably. With grocery bills getting bigger, is it still possible to eat healthy within budget? While it may be challenging and require more planning, it is possible, according to … [Read more...] about With grocery prices spiking, can folks still eat healthy on a budget?
When it comes to diet and nutrition, there seems to be plenty of myths and misinformation – especially online. For example, don’t eat carbs if you want to lose weight or go on a detox diet to cleanse your body. Trying to figure out what’s true or not can be challenging. Addressing a few of these myths is registered dietitian Natalie Allen. She’s also clinical assistant … [Read more...] about Dietitian debunks some nutrition myths
Why’s it important to eat breakfast? Besides the usual items like cereal, oatmeal and yogurt, what options should you try? Natalie Allen, registered dietitian and clinical assistant professor in the department of public health and sports medicine at Missouri State University, shares some insights with Lawn Love. … [Read more...] about Why’s eating breakfast important?