Expert Blog Posts

  • April 02, 2015

    More reasons to eat less salt

    By Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.

    Blood pressure isn't the only reason to go easy on the salt. Too much salt can also affect the brain, heart and kidneys.

    2 comments
  • Oct. 02, 2013

    Is the Mediterranean diet more than a diet?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Do factors besides the diet itself play a role in the benefits attributed to the Mediterranean diet? 9 comments
  • March 27, 2013

    Calories reconsidered

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Is the formula used for predicting weight loss flawed? What about how calorie counts are calculated? 9 comments
  • Oct. 03, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 19 comments
  • Sept. 26, 2012

    Don't go against the grain — Go whole grain

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Grains are part of a healthy diet, and at least half should be whole grains. Try these easy tips for adding whole grains to meals. 5 comments
  • Aug. 22, 2012

    Train like an athlete for better health

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Let the spirit of athletics inspire you to be the healthiest you can be. 7 comments
  • Aug. 15, 2012

    Fruit or vegetable — Do you know the difference?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you explain the difference between fruits and vegetables? And do you get enough of both in your diet? 85 comments
  • May 09, 2012

    How to pick spring's freshest produce

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. What fruits and vegetables are in season now? Find out and get tips on how to choose the cream of the crop. 3 comments
  • March 12, 2010

    Shaking the salt habit

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Cutting back on salt helps lower blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease. Yet the American diet keeps getting saltier. Are regulations the only way to kick the habit? 141 comments
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