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Blog Category: Nutrition

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Nutrition - 1 Min Read
Make Meatless Meals a Habit 
Starting with just one meatless meal a week can put you on the path to better health—and save you money. Not only is meat often more expensive per pound than other types of protein, but it is also a big culprit of calories, sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat.
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Nutrition - 4 Min Read
Consider Eating More Plant-based Foods
What is a plant-based diet, and is it right for you? Overlake registered dietitian, Gentle Chikani, discusses the benefits of adding plant-based foods to your diet, simple ways to swap out animal products for plant-based ones and shares her favorite recipe for veggie tacos.
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Nutrition - 4 Min Read
Healthier Holiday Eating
For many of us, the special meals and treats we indulge in during the holidays are part of what make the season a favorite time of year. The following tips can help you stay on track with your health goals, including ideas for healthy alternatives, reasons not to skip meals and ways to fit in fitness.
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Nutrition - 3 Min Read
5 Tips for Increasing Fiber in Your Diet
Eating foods high in fiber is important and beneficial for a variety of reasons. But, what kind of foods contain fiber, and how much fiber should you consume each day? Rose Jarrahian, RDN, with Overlake Nutrition Services, answers these questions and gives five tips on how you can increase your fiber intake.
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Nutrition - 5 Min Read
Healthy Eating on a Budget
With people staying home due to COVID-19 restrictions, demand for grocery items has increased, which in turn has driven up their cost. To help navigate how to eat healthy on a budget, Overlake dietitian Stacy Trogdon shares tips on how to choose items that are both economical and healthy.
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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.