Nutrition Blog

The AZ Dietitians Nutrition and Wellness Blog

Collagen – A Supplement Not Just for Skin

While it is true that collagen helps give our skin a youthful look, collagen also has different roles that help contribute to our overall health. Collagen is the building block of connective tissue or the tissue that connects bone to skin and makes up veins and...

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How Diet Determines Disease

Recent studies have suggested that the composition of gut bacteria is linked with diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, autoimmune arthritis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. So how can we alter the gut...

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How to Lose Weight with PCOS

If you have PCOS or suspect that you have PCOS, you might have more difficulty losing weight than someone without PCOS. If you're wondering where to start to finally see success, read on! Today we're going over how to eat to improve symptoms and lose weight with PCOS....

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What You Should Know About Polyphenols

Polyphenols are a hot topic amongst nutritionists and scientists as of late. They are chemicals found in our food naturally. They are beneficial for so many different things. We find polyphenols in fruits and vegetables, wine, chocolate, and even in skincare products...

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Ideas to Boost Your Movement This Summer

If you’ve been outside at all lately, then you probably already know that this AZ summer heat is not here to mess around! Whether you're simply walking to your car or watering your garden, the heat can get unbearable really fast. Not only is the heat affecting your...

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Should I Be Replenishing My Electrolytes?

Have you ever spent the day outside, working up a sweat, only to find that water is not enough to make you feel better? You were probably experiencing an electrolyte imbalance and needed to replenish your electrolytes. So what exactly are electrolytes? Let's discuss...

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Is Frozen Food Unhealthy?

All too often, the frozen aisle gets a bad rap. “There’s no nutritional value," “Fresh food is better than frozen," or “They’re loaded with preservatives” are some of the common misconceptions surrounding the frozen food aisle. While yes, there are some poor food...

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Apple Cider Vinegar – Is it just a fad?

Chances are you’ve heard of apple cider vinegar whether you’re already cooking with it or putting it in seasonal drinks. You may or may not have also heard that apple cider vinegar can help with overall health too, but is this just another fad? Let’s break down the...

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