Blog Category: Nutrition

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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
Myth Busted: Soy Does Not Raise Cancer Risk
Soy foods’ isoflavones (naturally occurring plant compounds) were once believed to act like estrogen, raising the risk of cancer. We now know that we had it wrong! Studies have shown that soy consumption from foods, protein powders and isoflavone supplements show no increased risk of any type of cancer.
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Ask a Doctor - 6 Min Read
Is Gaining the "COVID-19” a Real Thing?
The pandemic and quarantine have created a perfect storm for weight gain—life has been disrupted, schedules are out of whack, gyms are closed. We’re moving less, burning fewer calories, and stressing and snacking more. Overlake providers answer your questions about nutrition and activity during COVID-19 and how to maintain your health.
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Nutrition - 4 Min Read
Add Heart-Healthy Fats to Your Diet
The joy of indulging in fatty foods but the regret of eating too much may leave us feeling guilty afterward. Overlake dietitian, Amie Louwers, RD, shares the difference between healthy fat and bad fat so you can satisfy your cravings with the good kinds and limit the bad.
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Nutrition - 3 Min Read
Why Follow a Mediterranean Diet?
Following a Mediterranean diet is beneficial to your health for a multitude of reasons. Overlake dietitian, Gentle Chikani, RD, discusses why it's the most healthful way to eat and the foods you should be consuming regularly.
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Nutrition - 3 Min Read
How to Read the 2020 Nutrition Labels
This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required food manufacturers to switch to the updated nutrition facts label on packaged foods and drinks. It is the first major update to the label in over 20 years. Learn what the changes are and how to read them so you can be armed to make healthy choices.
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Nutrition - 5 Min Read
7 Nutrients to Help Combat Stress
Though stress and worry are feelings everyone experiences at one time or another, the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a spike in anxious Americans. Overlake dietitian Stacy Trogdon explains how getting the right nutrients in your diet can reduce stress-related effects.
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Nutrition - 2 Min Read
10 Tips for Raising a Healthy Eater
With every meal and every munch, children are building their eating habits—habits that may last a lifetime. Here are 10 family-friendly tips to encourage your kids to enjoy eating healthfully.
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Nutrition - 4 Min Read
Eating the Rainbow
Eating a rainbow of colorful foods is an easy way to get a complete range of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Overlake registered dietitian, Amie Louwers, explains what colors indicate which types of nutrients.