Category: Health & Lifestyle

10 Small Changes for a Healthier Office

It’s hard enough keeping ourselves healthy, much less everyone around us. But when it comes to the workplace, healthy employees can mean the difference between sluggish sales and bustling business. The good news is that worker wellbeing doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag or a crew of corporate wellness consultants. A few small tweaks can…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #9: Superfood Showdown

This week, we have another super question, submitted by EAT Clubber Steven P. He writes: “Sometimes I hear my co-workers talk about which fruits and vegetables are the healthiest. Is it true that some are healthier than others?” As a dietitian, I am routinely brought in as the “referee” for debates about food and nutrition. And…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #8: Top O’ The Morning Brew Ya!

Happy (almost) St. Paddy’s Day, everyone! If you’re anything like EAT Club eater Andrew S., you’ve got beer on the brain. But Andrew isn’t so sure if he should be pouring himself another pint of Irish stout. He writes, “Lately, I’ve gotten really into artisanal beers and microbreweries. There are so many interesting craft brews…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #7: OMG O-mega

OMG?  More like O-M-3!  This week, Ted T. writes: “I understand that omega-3 fatty acids are good for me, but what are they?  What are the best food sources?” Ah, omega three fatty acids. You hear about them in the news, see them on medical shows, and hear about them from your mom. And there’s a…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #6: The Spice is Right

This week’s question really brings the heat.  Josh R. writes: “A few months back, I enjoyed reading an EAT Club blog post about the different types of hot peppers.  Are spicy foods like peppers bad for health?” If you think the answer is ‘yes,’ raise your right hand. If you think the answer is ‘no,’…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #4: Sprout-of This World!

This week’s question is about bean sprouts, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  Wait a minute—there’s a best time to ask about bean sprouts?!  Yes, but we’ll get to that in a bit.  First, let’s hear from EAT Club eater Emily P. of San Francisco who writes: “I LOVE bean sprouts.  They are…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #3: To Sit or Not To Sit?

Okay, everyone.  It’s confession time.  Last month, I was inspired to do something that I’ve never done before. I’ll preface this by saying that when December 31 rolls around each year, I have some major doubts when my friends share with me their lofty plans for New Year’s resolutions.  Are you really going to stick…

Dietitian’s Mailbag #2: Hydraters Gonna Hydrate

This week’s question is two-fold because one of my readers decided to be sneaky and formulate his question with a Part A and Part B.  Plus they were both such good questions that I couldn’t choose just one. Jamey A. writes, “Part A) Water. How much water should someone really drink on a daily basis?…