Nutrition Blog

The AZ Dietitians Nutrition and Wellness Blog

5 Healthy Habits that Lead to Healthier lives

The basics of healthy living is an assumed understanding of people’s knowledge. Each individual comes from a different background where health is defined in a variety of ways. Maybe health is a prayer in the morning or volunteering at the soup kitchen every week. The...

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Eat This Not That: Grocery Store Edition

Going to the grocery store can be overwhelming, here are some tips to help navigate through the aisles: Look for leaner cuts of meat. You can never go wrong with ground turkey and chicken, but if you are wanting a leaner red meat, look for the 92% beef or a top...

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World Vegetarian Day – October 1st

Vegetarian diets can be amazing for decreasing risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. While there are many benefits to a vegetarian diet, there are also some things to pay attention to in order to ensure adequate...

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Health at Every Size- What does this mean for you?

We live in a world with a melting pot of people with different color skin, different color hair, tall, short, thin, round, religion, and sexuality. We are all made differently, yet society has viewed health as one type of person. This idolized person of health is not...

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National Cholesterol Education Month

National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. So, what better way to recognize this month than with some information that can help you, your family, and possibly add years to your life? What is Cholesterol? Usually, the first thought that comes to mind when we...

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Benefits of Pumpkin

Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkins are for more than lattes and cookies, they’re for pies too. Just kidding (although they are delicious in almost any baked good). Pumpkins have a much larger contribution to our body and health that justify their addition to any type of food. From their skin...

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Consequences of a Low Fiber Diet

Consequences of a Low Fiber Diet

What is fiber? Fiber is considered a type of carbohydrate that provides improvements to gastrointestinal health. There are two types of fiber that provide their own benefits- insoluble and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber does not absorb in water; therefore, it adds...

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Escape the Heat with These Refreshing Recipes

Escape the Heat with These Refreshing Recipes

If you live in Arizona, I’m sure you are over this heat! Instead of becoming besties with the ice cream man, get creative with some tried-and-true alternatives. Refreshing Recipes That Are Healthy, Too! Frozen grapes Drop everything you are doing and go to your...

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Reach for a Peach During the Month of August

Reach for a Peach During the Month of August

August was designated as National Peach Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. The National Peach Council began promoting activities related to the new holiday and encouraged everyone to “reach for a peach” during August. Let's take a closer look at how peaches can...

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World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-August 7)

World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-August 7)

There are so many benefits for you, your baby, and your pockets if you choose to breastfeed your baby. For the mom, breastfeeding is linked to decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, diabetes, and postpartum depression. For the baby, they gain an increased...

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Happy National Zucchini Day … Eat Up!

Happy National Zucchini Day … Eat Up!

August 8th is National Zucchini Day. If this day doesn’t make you jump for joy, then read this article! Maybe after you learn about the awesome benefits zucchini provides for your body, you might change your mind. 3 Key Benefits of Zucchini They're delicious and...

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