Sales of foods with “protein” on the label are skyrocketing, and new product launches of high-protein foods are soaring (Stagnito Media 2013). American shoppers want more protein in everything from cereals to snack foods, but in a society where protein intake is already adequate, are consumers getting too much of a good thing?
Nutrition and fitness professionals trumpeting the weight-loss and muscle-building benefits of dietary protein are instrumental in educating consumers hungry for information about the type, amount and timing needed for optimal health.
Fruit and vegetable consumption makes up a mere 8% of overall calorie intake in the average American diet, while processed-food consumption is at an all-time high (NFVA 2010). Americans consume 31% more processed foods than whole foods, and approximately 50% of Americans rely on vitamin and mineral supplements (Canning 2012; Bailey et al. 2011).
Holidays present an array of temptations that can seriously derail healthy eating intentions. As professionals, we teach our clients tricks to avoid “holiday heft,” but we somehow believe we are impervious to the enticement of celebratory treats. newsletter_teaser: Holidays present an array of temptations that can seriously derail healthy eating intentions. As professionals, we teach our clients tricks to avoid “holiday heft,” but we somehow believe we are impervious to the enticement of celebratory treats.
Are you in the mood for love?
If you’re planning a romantic picnic or dinner to share with that special someone this Valentine’s Day (or anytime), you may want to pick up a few of the so-called “aphrodisiac” foods in the following list.
This year an essential component of your healthy Mediterranean diet is going to get more expensive. Spanish olive oil (about 50% of the global supply) is in crisis following a drought that reduced production by 62% and will send import prices soaring.
Your clients’ best intentions for healthy eating during the week can be easily derailed if they haven’t thought through a plan. While it’s not always possible for clients to anticipate every curve ball that might get hurled their way, here are a few simple strategies from Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, that take only 8 minutes of focused time each week.