Health Tips by Tasneem Legohn, RD

February 17, 2019

Zinc is a mineral that has many important functions in the body.

Zinc is necessary for immune function, cell division, protein synthesis, growth and development, and supports many enzymatic function.

Good sources of zinc include oysters, crab, lean beef and pork, beans,...

February 6, 2019

Add a banana to your smoothie or hot cereal for natural sweetness, fiber to aid in digestion and potassium for heart health! 

Bananas also contain tryptophan that converts to serotonin in the brain which can boost our moods .

Eat Well, Live Well 

January 30, 2019

Whether you need a vegan alternative or you do not have eggs on hand, these egg substitutes can help stabilize your baked good.

I have tried flaxseeds, applesauce, and banana in various items with success, but note that these substitutes will affect the taste and textu...

January 24, 2019

The numbered stickers on your produce are called PLU ("price look-up") codes and they are used to identify produce.

If you see a 4 digit number beginning with a "3" or "4" that means that the produce was conventionally grown (fertilizers, pesticides, etc were likely use...

January 15, 2019

One of the best things we can do to ensure that we are eating a balanced diet is to have variety in our meals and snacks. This allows us to consume different nutrients from each food group

January 8, 2019

I hope you all had a lovely New Year!

This is the time to refresh, recharge and reevaluate our goals in life. 

Whether it be more physical activity, healthier eating patterns, better managing your overall health or any another plan, it is possible with focus and persiste...

December 11, 2018

Starting the morning off with hot green tea and lemon for hydration and to get a dose of antioxidants to fight inflammation and decrease cancer and cardiovascular disease risks.

Eat Well, Live Well

November 6, 2018

Each day aim to have at least one meal with half the plate filled with veggies.

This is a sure way to get a decent serving of fiber and nutrients.

Go even further and add two varieties of veggies to half of your plate!

Eat Well, Live Well

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October 31, 2018

The robust flavor and the variety of cooking applications makes olive oil one of my favorite oils.

But did you know that olive oil also has anti-inflammatory and heart protective properties?

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Research suggests that the high monounsaturated fatty acid content in olive oil...

October 23, 2018

I love pasta (who doesn't?).

I recently tried soy pasta and I was thoroughly pleased with the taste, texture, and nutritional content.

For those monitoring their carbohydrate intake, soy pasta has about 1/2 the grams of carbs compared to a serving (2oz dried) of regular...

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